Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Majority Leader Joseph Cryan on Thursday extended their best wishes to Assemblyman Jack Conners upon the announcement of his resignation from the General Assembly, after 14 years of service, to become the Camden County Director of Veterans Affairs.
“As I’ve said before, the General Assembly will sorely miss Jack Conners and his earnest desire to help the people of the State of New Jersey,” said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). “But I cannot think of anyone more suited for this position than Jack. As the Chair of the Assembly Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, he has been the legislature’s leading advocate for service members and veterans. His absence will certainly be felt here. On behalf of the entire Assembly, we wish him all the best in his new endeavor.”
“Jack Conners is a one-of-a-kind class act,” said Cryan (D-Union). “He is both a gentleman and a fierce advocate for the dedicated men and women of our military. As much as we hate to see him leave, this new position is ideally suited for him. Nobody will fight harder or do more to ensure that the veterans of Camden County are treated well and have access to all the benefits they’re entitled to. We wish Jack nothing but good fortune in this new position.”
Conners had previously announced he was retiring from the Assembly at the end of his current term in January. With the acceptance of this new position, his resignation is now effective today, August 25, 2011.