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Sweeney Issues Statement On Girgenti Retirement

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement regarding Senator John Girgenti’s (D-Passaic) announcement that he will retire from the Legislature after this year:

“John Girgenti has served his constituents with a dedication to public service that is hard to match. For over three decades, he has worked tirelessly to advocate in the best interests of those he represents and serves.

“Senator Girgenti has been a strong advocate for public safety, sponsoring Megan’s Law, the Amber Alert law, and pushing for measures that updated and modernized New Jersey’s background check laws. He was instrumental in developing legislation that mandates and provides funding for sprinkler installation in New Jersey college dormitories. His hard work, dedication and professionalism stand as a good model for future legislators to follow.”