Senate President Steve Sweeney to Speak at Ocean ELC Meeting Tuesday, October 23

Posted on October 15, 2018 By

Senate President Steve Sweeney, the featured speaker at the Ocean County ELC (Employer Legislative Committee) meeting and breakfast Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 815 Route 37 West, Toms River, N.J., will be updating attendees about business-related topics in the Trenton.

The registration fee, including a buffet breakfast, is $20.00. R.S.V.P. to mpangelini@ or call 908-309-5395. Pay at the door or mail checks, payable to Ocean ELC, to Mary Pat Angelini, P.O. Box 517, Oakhurst, N.J. 07755.

The Ocean County ELC is sponsored by Holman Frenia Allison, PC; New Jersey Natural Gas, and NorthStar Strategies in partnership with the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

About ELC: Employer Legislative Committees: The ELCs, established by NJBIA in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. At each meeting, legislators, cabinet members or local officials will discuss important issues pertinent to business. Attendees also receive a briefing from one of NJBIA’s government affairs experts on legislative and regulatory issues affecting employers.   About NJBIA: The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Trenton, N.J., provides information, services and advocacy to its member companies in order to build a more prosperous New Jersey. NJBIA is the nation’s largest statewide employer association. Its members, as a group, employ more than one million people and represents every industry in the state, including contractors, manufacturers, retail and wholesale businesses, and service providers of every kind. Visit for more information.

About Steve Sweeney (from Website): Senator Sweeney decided to enter public life after his daughter Lauren was born with Down’s Syndrome. As a Freeholder Director, he helped build schools and established parks that catered to children with disabilities. And as Senator, he sponsored laws that removed references to “retardation” in state statutes and created a statewide registry of offenders who abused individuals with developmental disabilities.

A union ironworker by trade, Senator Sweeney has sponsored and supported measures to protect the rights of workers and support organized labor. Seeing firsthand the challenge of caring for a loved one without losing your job, Steve sponsored the state’s Paid Family Medical Leave Act. A fighter for hard-working New Jerseyans, Senator Sweeney led the effort to raise New Jersey’s minimum wage and continues to champion fair and equitable wages.

Sweeney was born in Camden in 1959. He currently serves as General Vice President of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union. Senator Sweeney and his wife, Patti, were married in 1986 and have two children, Stephen and Lauren.