Christie Signs Allen, Kean, Oroho Sponsored “Lunsford Act” to Increase Minimum Sentences for Child Predators

The primary sponsors of the “Jessica Lunsford Act,” Senators Diane Allen, Tom Kean Jr., and Steve Oroho, released the following after it was signed into law by Governor Christie today.

“With Governor Christie’s signing of this legislation today we have sent a message that heinous crimes against children will be punished as severely as possible,” said Allen (R-Burlington), who started this initiative in 2005. “These needed protections to guard against repeat sexual offenders are long overdue in New Jersey.”

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"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie