Geriatric Fantasyland

If section of the New Jersey Constitution that requires Judges to retire when they reach the age of seventy were to apply to the State Legislature, nine of the fourty State Senators would be ineligible to seek re-election in 2007: Joseph Palaia (80), Leonard Connors (78), Martha Bark (77), Walter Kavanaugh (74), Gerald Cardinale (73), Henry McNamara (73), Loretta Weinberg (72), Sharpe James (71) and Robert Littell (71). Of that group, only Palaia has announced that he will not run again. Two other Senators, Anthony Bucco and Peter Inverso, will turn seventy in 2008. Six of the eighty members of the State Assembly will be over seventy in 2007: Peter Barnes (79), William Payne (75), Samuel Thompson (72), Alex DeCroce (71), Francis Bodine (71), and Charlotte Vandervalk (70). A seventh member, Joseph Egan, turns seventy in 2008.

Geriatric Fantasyland