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  |Last election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Last election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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  |First elected = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007|November 6, 2007]]
 
  |First elected = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007|November 6, 2007]]
 
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  |Next election = [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Next election = November 7, 2017
 
  |Prior office = New Jersey State General Assembly
 
  |Prior office = New Jersey State General Assembly
 
  |Prior office years = 1989-2007
 
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  |Religion = Roman Catholic
 
  |Religion = Roman Catholic
 
  |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=300
 
  |Office website = http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=300
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}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher J. Connors''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey Senate]], representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Connors include Senate Bill 75 and Senate Bill 76.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives]</ref>  
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Christopher J. Connors''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[New Jersey Senate]], representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Connors include Senate Bill 75 and Senate Bill 76.<ref> [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsBySponsor.asp Bills Sponsored by Senators and Representatives]</ref>  
  
Connors was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1989 to 2007.<ref> [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4186 Christopher Connors at Project Vote Smart]</ref>  
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Connors was a member of the [[New Jersey General Assembly]] from 1989 to 2007.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4186 Christopher Connors at Project Vote Smart]</ref>  
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Connors graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Stockton State College. He later received a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University.  Connors also obtained his J.D. from Rutger School of Law-Camden.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=300 Official website of Christopher Connors]</ref> He is an attorney at the law firm Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Cherkos & Connors.
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Connors earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Stockton State College,  his Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Rutger School of Law-Camden.<ref>[http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=300 Official website of Christopher Connors]</ref> His professional experience includes working as an attorney at the law firm Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Cherkos & Connors.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013]]''
  
Connors {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 9. Connors was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and is challenged by [[Anthony Mazella]] (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-unofficial-general-candidates-state-senate-0718.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Unofficial general election candidates," Accessed August 5, 2013]</ref>  
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Connors won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013|New Jersey State Senate]] District 9. Connors was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated [[Anthony Mazella]] (D) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-primary-results-state-senate.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013]</ref> <ref name=gencand>[http://nj.gov/state/elections/2013-results/2013-official-general-candidates-state-senate-0912.pdf ''New Jersey Department of State'', "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2013/by_state/NJ_Page_1105.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press,'' "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2007===
 
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::''See also: [[New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007]]''
  
In 2007 Connors was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 9. Connors (R) finished with 35,504 votes while his opponent Russel Corby (D) finished with 21,524 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NJ&y=2007 New Jersey State Senate election results]</ref> Connors did not raised any money for his campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95712 Campaign funds]</ref>
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In 2007, Connors was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 9. Connors (R) finished with 35,504 votes while his opponent Russel Corby (D) finished with 21,524 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=NJ&y=2007 New Jersey State Senate election results]</ref> Connors did not raised any money for his campaign fund.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95712 Campaign funds]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Full name = Christopher Connors
 
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
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|full Name = Christopher Connors
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
 
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===2007===
 
===2007===
 
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===2005===
 
===2005===
 
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===2003===
 
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|name = Connors
 
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|full Name = Christopher Connors
 
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===1997===
 
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|name = Connors
 
|full Name = Christopher Connors
 
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* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=300 Official website of Christopher Connors]
 
* [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=300 Official website of Christopher Connors]
* [http://connors.senatenj.com/connors.php Campaign website of Christopher Connors]
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* [http://connors.senatenj.com/connors.php Senate website for Christopher Connors]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4186 Christopher Connors legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=4186 Christopher Connors legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4186 Christopher Connors biography on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=4186 Christopher Connors biography on Project Vote Smart]
* [http://connors.senatenj.com/biography.php New Jersey Republican Party biography of Christopher Connors]
 
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/chrisconnorsnj Chris Connors on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/chrisconnorsnj Chris Connors on Facebook]
 
*[https://twitter.com/chrisconnorsnj Chris Connors on Twitter]
 
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Christopher Connors
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New Jersey State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 9, 2018
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, New Jersey State Assembly
1992-1995
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 6, 2007
Next generalNovember 7, 2017
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Jersey State General Assembly
1989-2007
Mayor, Lacey Township
1985-1989
Education
Bachelor'sStockton State College, 1978
Master'sRutgers University Graduate School, 1987
J.D.Rutgers University School of Law, 1995
Personal
BirthdayJune 26, 1956
Place of birthRidgewood, NJ
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Christopher J. Connors is a Republican member of the New Jersey Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007. Bills that have been sponsored by Senator Connors include Senate Bill 75 and Senate Bill 76.[1]

Connors was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1989 to 2007.[2]

Biography

Connors earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Stockton State College, his Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Rutger School of Law-Camden.[3] His professional experience includes working as an attorney at the law firm Dasti, Murphy, McGuckin, Ulaky, Cherkos & Connors.

Committee assignments

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Connors served on these committees:

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2013

Connors won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey State Senate District 9. Connors was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary and defeated Anthony Mazella (D) in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.[4] [5][6]

2011

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2011

Connors won re-election to the District 9 State Senate seat in the 2011 election. He was unopposed for the June 7 Republican primary election. Connors defeated Democratic candidate Dorothy Ryan in the general election which took place on November 8, 2011. [7]

New Jersey State Senate District 9 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristopher Connors Incumbent 64.9% 32,027
     Democratic Dorothy Ryan 35.1% 17,320
Total Votes 49,347

2007

See also: New Jersey State Senate elections, 2007

In 2007, Connors was elected to the New Jersey State Senate District 9. Connors (R) finished with 35,504 votes while his opponent Russel Corby (D) finished with 21,524 votes.[8] Connors did not raised any money for his campaign fund.[9]

New Jersey State Senate District 9
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Connors (R) 35,504
Russel Corby (D) 21,524

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Connors is available dating back to 1997. Based on available campaign finance records, Connors raised a total of $203,928 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.[10]

Christopher Connors's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2011 New Jersey State Senate, District 9 Won $0
2009 New Jersey State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $0
2007 New Jersey State Senate, District 9 Won $0
2005 New Jersey General Assembly, District 9 Won $0
2003 New Jersey General Assembly, District 9 Won $18,607
2001 New Jersey General Assembly, District 9 Won $71,673
1999 New Jersey General Assembly, District 9 Won $64,821
1997 New Jersey General Assembly, District 9 Won $48,827
Grand Total Raised $203,928

2011

Connors won re-election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $0.

2009

Connors was not up for election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2009. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $0.

2007

Connors won election to the New Jersey State Senate in 2007. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $0.

2005

Connors won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $0.

2003

Connors won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2003. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $18,607.

2001

Connors won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2001. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $71,673.

1999

Connors won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1999. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $64,821.

1997

Connors won re-election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1997. During that election cycle, Connors raised a total of $48,827.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Christopher Connors endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Connors and his wife, Deborah, have two children. They currently reside in Forked River, New Jersey.

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