Love won’t seek re-election

Assemblywoman Sandra Love (D-Gloucester Township) said today that she will not seek re-election to a second term in the Legislature, saying a recent health issue has promoted her retirement.

Love, 63, served as Mayor of Gloucester Township from 1994 to 2006. She won an Assembly seat in 2007 – on her second try – after Democrat David Mayer opted not to run again. Mayer is now a candidate for Mayor.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity the voters gave me to represent them in Trenton," Love said. "It has been a wonderful and challenging experience, and there is still a great deal I want to accomplish in the year remaining on my term. However, I feel it's time to give someone else the chance to work on the very important issues our state faces in the years ahead."

"The governor still has to come to bat."
—Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson, on Atlantic City.