All Profiles

Senator Stephen Sweeney

Senate President

935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
Thorofare, New Jersey 08086
ph: (856) 251-9801
fax: (856) 251-9752

Stephen M. Sweeney, of West Deptford Township, represents the Third Legislative istrict of New Jersey. He was elected to the New Jersey State Senate in 2001 and was reelected to a second term in 2003. Senator Sweeney was born June 11 in Camden, and is a graduate of Pennsauken High School. He is a business representative for Iron Workers Local No. 399 in Westville. Mr. Sweeney has served on the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 1997, and has been a director of that body since 1998. As freeholder, Senator Sweeney earned recognition for founding the South Jersey Power Cooperative, which has saved four South Jersey counties more than millions in utility costs since its inception. A strong advocate for organized labor and labor causes, Senator Sweeney was named Democratic Chairman of the Senate Labor Committee last session, following the announcement of the departure of Senator Joseph Charles in July, 2003. This session, Senator Sweeney was named Chairman of the Senate Labor Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee. He also serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, and was named Co-Chairman of the South Jersey Legislative Caucus in June of 2003. Since being elected, Senator Sweeney has worked to further a number of issues that affect his constituents in South Jersey and improve conditions for laborers throughout the State. His election as Majority Leader and his role as the Freeholder Director in Gloucester County make him a formidable presence in the New Jersey political arena.