LEONARD T. CONNORS Timeline 1966-2007
1966-Leonard T. Connors, first takes office as Surf City Mayor, after serving four year on the borough’s council.
1976 -Connors, a Republican is elected to his first term as an Ocean County freeholder. He will serve two terms.
1977- Connors goes to Washington, D.C. with petition signed by 52,000 for a new jetty at Barnegat Inlet; project begins in 1987.
1981- Wins first term to the state Senate, 9th District, in Nov; sworn in Jan. 1982.
1983 - Co-sponsors bill to give prosecutors and residents power to get cout injunctions against businesses dealing in pornography.
1985 - Calls for establishment of permanent source of funding for beach protection.
1986 - Introduces bill requiring state health department to determine safety of coastal waters.
1987 - Helped defeat proposal to dispose of radon-contaminated soil at Colliers Mills Wildlife Refuge.
- Defied his own party and Rep. Governor Tom Kean by opposing a proposal to let state seize failing schools.
1991 - Co-sponsors legislation to prevent dumping of waste and sludge in the Pinelands.
1992 - In January, Connors is sworn in as Surf City mayor for seventh time.
1994 - Introduces legislation to obtain $4.9M. for Tuckerton Seaport project.
- Sponsors legislation creating “baymen’s” license plate.
2003 - Introduces bill requiring police recruits to view gruesome scenes as part of training.
2005- Requests federal authorities to conduct shore-area sweep for illegal immigrants following sexual assault of a minor on Long Beach Island.
2006- Calls for an independent inspection of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station’s reactor prior to license renewal; also says licensure should be for only five years, not the current 20.
Jan. 11, 2007--Announces he will not run in 2007 election.