Assemblyman Rumpf Re-appointed to State Beach Erosion Commission

Mar 07, 2018
File Photo by: Ryan Morrill

At the start of the 2018-19 legislative session, the speaker of New Jersey’s General Assembly re-appointed 9th District Assemblyman Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf to the State Beach Erosion Commission. “I accepted this appointment as a coastal legislator with the understanding that protecting our beaches is a significant issue for my constituency and that serving on the commission would place me in a position to more effectively represent their interests,” Rumpf said last week.

“The catastrophic damage caused by Superstorm Sandy graphically demonstrated how absolutely critical beach replenishment construction and maintenance projects are to protecting lives, property and infrastructure from coastal storms, the legislator noted. When assessing the devastation, it was clearly obvious that those municipalities where beach replenishment projects were more recently completed were more resilient, a testament to the overall success of the state’s beach replenishment program.

He added, “Effectively maintained beaches are also an economic necessity for New Jersey. To be economically competitive and successful, our state needs to play to its core strengths. Year in and year out, New Jersey’s pristine beaches remain key attractions and proven economic drivers for the state’s tourism industry, which employs thousands of workers, ranging from small businesses on Long Beach Island to large casinos in Atlantic City.”

Rumpf, along with his 9th District legislative colleagues, Sen. Christopher J. Connors and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove, recently announced their support for an initiative to prohibit offshore drilling for oil or natural gas in state waters, citing serious environmental and economic concerns. —J.K.-H.

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