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United States Senator from New Jersey
Richard Zimmer
Party Affiliation: Republican
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Website: www.zimmerforsenate.com
Phone: (609) 844-1108  
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Professional Background: Mr. Zimmer began his legal career as an associate for the firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He then worked as a general attorney for Johnson & Johnson at its headquarters in New Jersey. He also served on the board of directors for a number of Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries. After leaving Congress, he joined an international law firm and represented New Jersey’s non-profit nursing homes against reductions in Medicaid funding. He is now practicing law at the firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

Education: Mr. Zimmer graduated from Yale University with a degree in political science. He then went on to receive his law degree from Yale Law School.

Experience: Mr. Zimmer served as a member of the New Jersey state legislature for nine years. He was chairman of the State Government Committee and a member of the State Revenue, Finance and Appropriations Committee. In 1990, Mr. Zimmer was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, where he served three terms. He was the author of Meghan’s Law, which requires parents to be notified when a convicted sex offender moves into their neighborhood.


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