State Senate and Assembly Legislators:
Four out of 13 state legislators named "Environmental Heros" by the
NJ Environmental Federation in July, 2013 are in the Raritan Valley Group's area (Legislative Districts 16, 17, 18, 19, 23). These legislators received scores of 80 or above on their Legislative Scorecard.
They include Senator Kip Bateman (R-16-Somerville, Manville, Millstone, Hillsborough *), Senator Bob Smith (D-17-Franklin, Piscataway, New Brunswick, North Brunswick), Senator Barbara Buono (D-18 Metuchin, Edison, Highland Park, East Brunswick) and Assemblyman Peter Barnes (D-18).
Three other legislators in our area had good environmental records with scores of 65 or higher.
Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-17), Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (D-18) and Senator Joseph Vitale (D-19 Woodbridge, Perth Amboy, Sayerville).
Legislators in the News:
Senator Bateman was cited by the Raritan Valley Group of the Sierra Club for his environmental leadership and support of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). - Apr. 2012
Senator Bateman receives the Environmental Achievement Award from the Sierra Club - Nov. 2012
Senator Bateman received the 2013 Vision and Leadership award from the NJ Highlands Coalition - Oct. 2013
The two house representatives with the highest scores in NJ, (97%) on the League of Conservation Voters Scorecard were both in our area.
Frank Pallone (Congressional District 6) and Rush Holt (Congressional District 12).
Senator Menendez has a 100% record and Senator Lautenberg had a 93% record.
Results of Special Election for Senator October 17, 2013
Booker (D) Lonegan (R)
Somerset Co 48.9% 50.2%
Middlesex Co 57.8 41.2
State 54.8 44.2
Last updated Thu., Aug 5, 2014