Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy on New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg's Retirement


Remarks from Governor Murphy's Tribute to Senator Weinberg at Today's Press Briefing

I want to acknowledge Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, who is expected to make a big announcement later on today, and I will leave that announcement to Loretta.

But I want to say that Senator Weinberg has been a singular voice in the Statehouse championing progressive action since she entered the General Assembly in 1992.

She has proudly worn the mantle of New Jersey's unofficial Jewish grandmother.

She has proven herself as a strong advocate and equally tough adversary, depending on which side of the aisle or which side of an issue you found yourself on.

I've been on both, by the way, but she is all heart and I look forward to working with her not just in her current capacity, but for many years to come. 

I don't think we need to speak about cementing a legacy. Loretta built an incredible one all by herself.

She and I spoke today. I told her I love her. She said even if I'm nagging you, I love you no matter what. And I did say this to her.

I think she's got a case to be made as the most consequential legislator in the history of our state. God bless you, Loretta.