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Assemblywoman Connie Wagner Resigns

Wagner plans to move to Florida to spend more time with family, according to her letter of resignation.

Connie Wagner.
Connie Wagner.
District 38 Assemblywoman Connie Wagner resigned from her seat Monday.

In her letter of resignation to the Assembly clerk, Wagner wrote she would be "moving out-of-state to assist [her] son and his wife following the birth of a healthy new grandson this past August."

Wagner confirmed the resignation and thanked some of the lawmakers she had worked with in a post on her Facebook page Monday afternoon.

"It's official. Today is my last day in the NJ General Assembly," Wagner wrote. "I am proud to have worked with so many wonderful advocates over the past six years. I wish my fellow legislators the best of luck as the try to do what's best for NJ...compromise to find common ground."

Wagner, a three-term Assembly Democrat from Paramus, announced in June that she was dropping out of the election to spend time with family in Florida.

Wagner was first elected to the Assembly in 2007. She previously served on the Paramus Council and the Bergen County Freeholders.

The Bergen County Democratic Committee will need to find a replacement for Wagner to finish out the term, The Record reported.

That replacement won't be Paramus Council President Joseph Lagana, who the Democrats chose to run in her place. Lagana won't serve as the interim because of his promise to serve on the council through the end of the year, according to the report.
The Baron October 02, 2013 at 03:18 PM
I had the pleasure of being taught by Mrs. Wagner years ago in Bogota High School, and thought the world of her, and her standards. She is one of those people I can say was a positive influence on me, and many of my classmates. She has been a terrific Assemblywoman, and should be the standard that future and present politicians look at and hope to be like. I can only wish her all the best in the next phase of her and her families lives, and hope she finds much happiness now and in the future. She will be sorely missed !

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