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State Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa). (Photo: Nikita Biryukov for the New Jersey Globe)

Corrado is new Senate Minority Conference Leader

Passaic County Republican replaces late State Sen. Tony Bucco

By David Wildstein, November 07 2019 3:09 pm

State Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa) will serve as the new Senate Minority Conference Leader, a post held by Anthony R. Bucco prior to his death in January.

The pick was made by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, who was unanimously re-elected today to a record-breaking seventh term as a legislative leader in New Jersey.

State Sen. Christopher Bateman (R-Branchburg) will replace Corrado as Deputy Minority Whip.  Corrado assumed that post earlier this year after State Sen. Dawn Addiego (D-Evesham) gave up her Senate GOP leadership position to switch to the Democratic Party.

State Sen. Bob Singer (R-Lakewood) will continue as Deputy Minority Leader, along with Deputy Conference Leader Chris Brown (R-Ventnor), Republican Budget Officer Steve Oroho (R-Franklin), and Minority Whip Joseph Pennacchio (R-Montville).

“With so much at stake for the people of New Jersey over the next two years, it’s imperative that Senate Republicans continue to have an engaged leadership team that is focused on the extremely important tasks ahead of us,” said Kean. “I’m glad to have such a strong team behind me that will be working hard on all fronts.”

There would be a new election for Minority Leader next year, Kean wins his race for the U.S. House of Representatives.

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