Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D-38) released a statement this morning regarding her candidacy for Assembly in the 38th Legislative District.
Wagner will not pursue re-election this year.
“I have always believed it is the duty of every public official to improve the quality of life in our communities and assist those in need,” said the assemblywoman. “It is that philosophy that has guided me as a Councilwoman, Freeholder and currently as your Assemblywoman. Since being elected to the State Assembly I have fought to make the 38th Legislative District and the State of New Jersey a better place to live, work and raise a family. Each and everyday I am humbled by the great responsibility I have been entrusted with.
“The only responsibility greater then serving as your Assemblywoman is my commitment as a wife, mother and grandmother,” Wganer added. “In recent weeks it has become clear that my son, daughter in-law and soon to be born grandchild will need my assistance. Over the next year I will be spending a great deal of time traveling back and forth between New Jersey and Florida. These circumstances make it impossible for me to seek re-election and therefore I must end my candidacy for the New Jersey State Assembly.
“I am so proud of what we have been able to accomplish in improving public education, expanding healthcare opportunities for women and children and giving municipalities the ability to operate more efficiently. I have enjoyed my time in the Assembly and have the utmost respect for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. I will continue to advocate as a citizen for the causes I believe in. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be your Democratic Assemblywoman.”