Third Legislative District
Senator Steve Sweeney has served as President of the New Jersey Senate since 2010. He has been a leader on the most important state issues, passing laws to increase the minimum wage, allowing Paid Family Leave, establishing marriage equality, setting a two-percent cap on annual property tax increases, and promoting equal educational opportunity through the Dream Act.
Senator Sweeney has fought to create jobs and economic opportunity for everyone. He sponsored bills to provide economic incentives for job creation, to create new jobs and job training for the unemployed, and to restore tax cuts for the working poor. Recognizing the importance of transportation infrastructure to the state’s economy, he was a leader on renewing funding for the Transportation Trust Fund. Leading the effort to bring every school district to 100 percent full funding, Senator Sweeney has proposed a widely-praised plan to give every child a chance to reach their fullest potential. He continues to work to make college more affordable and reduce college debt for New Jersey’s students and middle-class families.
Senator Sweeney has taken a leading role in promoting property tax relief and making government operate more effectively and more efficiently. He also helped build schools for special needs children, established parks for children with disabilities, and sponsored and created a statewide registry of offenders who abused individuals with developmental disabilities.
Senator Sweeney has represented the Third Legislative District since 2002.
Updated February 3, 2017