Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced recently that he will not be running for re-election in 2014. Now 89 years old, Senator Lautenberg is a true example of the American Dream – a World War II veteran who attended college on the G.I. Bill, he founded and nurtured a successful business, then chose public service as a way to give back to the state and country that gave him so many opportunities.
Serving five terms, Senator Lautenberg was first elected to the Senate in 1982.
Reflecting on his career, and looking to the future, Senator Lautenberg said, “I’m going to work my heart out every day from now through the end of this Senate term.” Adding this message to all young Americans, “This is a country where your dreams are possible.”
Senator Lautenberg built a record of accomplishment on a broad range of issues that touch the lives of all Americans: helping to balance the federal budget, stopping aid to nations that support terrorism, keeping guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers, protecting our oceans and environment, and improving our transportation system.
The senator vowed to keep fighting over the final two years of his term, to pass new gun control laws, protect children from toxic chemicals, and ensure that working families are not left behind.
It has been our honor and pleasure to work with the senator and his campaign staff and we look forward to what is ahead.