New Jersey Senate, 2018–19 term
The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. The 2018–2019 term (218th legislative session) begins on January 9, 2018 and will end on January 14, 2020. The Senators elected to this term were elected on November 7, 2017 (except for those since appointed or elected in special elections) and will serve until the end of the next term in 2020. This session was preceded by the 2016–2017 session and will be followed by the 2020–2021 session.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous legislature||24||16||40||0|
|Begin 2018-19 legislature||25||15||40||0|
|January 28, 2019[T 1]||26||14||40||0|
|December 5, 2019[T 2]||25||15||40||0|
|Latest voting share||62.5%||37.5%|
The leadership for the 218th legislative session, which started on January 9, 2018, is as follows:
|President of the Senate||Stephen M. Sweeney||District 3|
|Majority Leader||Loretta Weinberg||District 37|
|President pro tempore||Teresa Ruiz||District 29|
|Deputy Majority Leaders||Sandra Bolden Cunningham
|Assistant Majority Leaders||James Beach
Linda R. Greenstein
|Majority Conference Leader||Robert M. Gordon||District 38|
|Minority Leader||Thomas Kean Jr.||District 21|
|Deputy Minority Leader||Robert Singer||District 30|
|Minority Conference Leader||Steve Oroho||District 24|
|Deputy Minority Conference Leader||Chris A. Brown||District 2|
|Minority Whip||Joseph Pennacchio||District 26|
|Deputy Minority Whip||Kristin Corrado||District 40|
|Republican Budget Officer||Anthony Bucco||District 25|
† First appointed to the seat
‡ Elected in a special election
1 Addiego had served as a Republican prior to 2019
Former members from this term
|District||Name||Party||Residence||First served||Left office||Cause||Replaced by|
|38||Robert M. Gordon||Dem||Fair Lawn||2008||April 4, 2018||Appointed to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities||Joseph Lagana|
|1||Jeff Van Drew||Dennis Township||January 2, 2019||Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives||Bob Andrzejczak|
|25||Anthony Bucco||Rep||Boonton||1998||September 16, 2019||Death (heart attack)||Tony Bucco|
|1||Bob Andrzejczak||Dem||Middle Township||2019†||December 5, 2019||Appointee defeated in special election for completion of unexpired term||Mike Testa|
Committees and Committee Chairs, 2018–2019 Legislative Session
Committee chairs are: (All are Democrats)
|Committee||Name of Committee Chair|
|Budget and Appropriations||Paul Sarlo|
|Community and Urban Affairs||Troy Singleton|
|Economic Growth||Nilsa Cruz-Perez|
|Environment and Energy||Bob Smith|
|Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens||Joe Vitale|
|Higher Education||Sandra Bolden Cunningham|
|Labor||Fred H. Madden|
|Law and Public Safety||Linda R. Greenstein|
|Legislative Oversight||Brian P. Stack|
|Military and Veterans' Affairs||Vin Gopal|
|Select Committee on Economic Growth Strategies||Bob Smith|
|Select Committee on NJ Transit||Steve Sweeney|
|State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation||James Beach|
|Transportation||Patrick J. Diegnan|
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