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Jack Conners

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Jack Conners
New Jersey General Assembly District 7
Former member
In office
1998 - August 2011
Deputy Speaker
Bachelor'sLa Salle University, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army Reserve
Years of service1969-1970
Service branchDelaware Army National Guard
Years of service1964-1969
Jack Conners is a former Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 7 from 1998 until his resignation in 2011. On April 5, 2011, Conners announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2011, citing the fact that his district was moved in the redistricting process.[1] On August 25, 2011, Connors resigned in order to begin work at his new position as Camden County’s director of veterans’ affairs.[2] Troy Singleton (D) was appointed to fill his seat.[3] From 2006 to 2011, he served as Deputy Speaker of the Assembly.


Conners' professional experience included serving as the Vice President/Regional Manager of Government Banking for Bank of America. He served in the Delaware Army National Guard from 1964 to 1969 and the United States Army Reserve from 1969 to 1970.[4]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:


  • A759 Establishes school property tax freeze program for resident homeowners age 65 or older and disabled homeowners.
  • A856 The "South Jersey Regional Veterans' Healthcare Facility Grant Fund Act."
  • A2204 Permits use of overseas absentee ballots for all elections; authorizes transmission of ballots by electronic means.
  • A3023 Requires State to purchase energy efficient and hybrid vehicles; provides for phase-in of the requirement.[5]



See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

Conners did not seek re-election in 2011, citing the fact that his district was moved in the redistricting process.[1]


See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2009

Running for re-election in the 2009 general election, Conners defeated challengers Leah J. Arter (R) and Harry Adams (R). He was bracketed with Herbert Conaway, Jr.[6][7]

New Jersey Assembly General Election, Seventh Legislative District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Herb Conaway (D) 36,127
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Conners (D) 35,156
Leah J. Arter (R) 21,332
Harry Adams (R) 20,763

Campaign donors


Below are Conners's top five campaign contributors in the 2009 election:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Add Funds Transferred From Prior Campaign $27,142
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $13,750
New Jersey Bankers Association $6,200
New Jersey Education Association $6,050
Pennoni Associates $4,100

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Preceded by
New Jersey General Assembly District 7
1998–August 25, 2011
Succeeded by
Troy Singleton (D)