Senator-elect Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) issued the following statement on Senator Loretta Weinberg’s decades-long legislative career:
“Senator Weinberg’s impact on the State of New Jersey truly cannot be overstated. For nearly three decades, Loretta has served the people of our state with unrivaled courage and compassion – often leading the charge on critical progressive fights for marriage equality, maternal rights, equal pay, gun control, public transportation improvements, and numerous laws banning discrimination.
“Throughout her career, she fought fearlessly for integrity and transparency in government by holding everyone from town councils to the Governor accountable to the taxpayers they serve. I have always admired her unshakeable moral commitment to doing what is right, not what is easy or politically expedient. She has always put the people of New Jersey first, and our state is better today because Loretta Weinberg chose to serve.
“It has been my great honor to learn from Loretta and work alongside her over the years. I will always be grateful for her mentorship and guidance throughout my own legislative tenure. As I take on her responsibilities in the Senate, I will strive every day to carry on her legacy and continue to advocate for our shared beliefs.
“I wish her all the best in her new role as a member of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Board of Directors. I know she will continue to make a difference in the lives of countless residents in this next stage of her distinguished career.”