Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Rider University.
The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics will present "An Evening with the Hon. Stephen M. Sweeney" on Monday, September 24, in the Mercer Room, inside Daly Dining Hall. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. presentation and Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.
A Democrat and a former member of the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Stephen M. Sweeney has served in the New Jersey State Senate since 2002, representing the 3rd Legislative District. He replaced Sen. Richard J. Codey as Senate president in January 2010.
As Senate president, Sweeney is perhaps best known for proposing broad reforms to the state’s public employee pension and health-benefits systems in 2011, changes he estimated will save Garden State taxpayers more than $120 billion over the next 30 years. Later that year, he was recognized by Philadelphia magazine as a “Politician Who’s Ahead of the Curve” for his ongoing support of shared services between local municipal governments in order to reduce redundant expenses and functions.
Sweeney’s presentation will be preceded by a welcome from Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics. To RSVP, contact Susan Cuccia at 609-896-5350 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Rebovich Institute will also welcome former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman on Wednesday, October 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Rider’s Mercer Room.
The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University is dedicated to public service and scholarly analysis of government, public policy, campaigns and elections in New Jersey. Generous support for The Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Institute comes from the Hennessy Fund.