September 2, 2009
NJLM Statement on Speaker Roberts
League Executive Director Bill Dressel issued the following statement on the announcement that Assembly Joseph Roberts would not seek re-election this fall:
“The departure of Speaker Roberts from the Assembly will truly be the end of an era. Through his tenure in the Legislature, Joe Roberts was a champion for property tax relief and reform, as demonstrated by his sponsorship of the citizen’s convention.
When you stood on the opposite side of an issue from Joe Roberts, you knew he would be fair, inclusive and seeking compromise. When you stood on the same side of an issue, you could not ask for a more dedicated and committed ally than Joe Roberts.
On behalf of the membership of the League of Municipalities, I thank him for his decades of public service and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.
His successor will have a great role model and statesman to follow. ”
Contact: Bill Dressel at 609-695-3481 x122 or cell 609-915-9072