Assemblyman Sean Connors of Jersey City took the oath of office on Tuesday to become the newest member of the General Assembly, representing the 33rd Legislative District which includes Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City and Weehawken Township.
“It is with mixed emotions that I take office today after hearing about the death of Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce. My thoughts and prayers are with the DeCroce family this day,” said Connors.
Connors was sworn-in by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver during a scaled-back ceremony at the State House in Trenton. He is among six first-term Democrats to take their oaths at the start of the 215th Legislature.
“Public service is something I have been drawn to, both personally and professionally, throughout most of my adult life,” added Connors. “I take this responsibility very seriously and look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with everyone in Trenton to represent the needs of New Jersey residents everywhere.”
Connors, 42, currently serves as a police detective in Jersey City and was a member of the Jersey City Board of Education until resigning his post earlier this month to serve in the General Assembly.