Assemblyman Hal Wirths To Retire At End Of Legislative Term
Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-24), the Assembly Republican Budget Officer, announced today that he will not be a candidate for re-election to his Assembly seat in 2023.
“After much thoughtful reflection, I have decided that I am at a point in my life where I’m ready to slow it down some,” said Assemblyman Wirths. “My wife’s health issues have been public for a while now and more recently I had a health scare of my own. When confronted with a profound situation you start to take stock of your life and I’ve come to the conclusion that there are other things I wish to do after my term is complete.”
“I’m very grateful to the residents of the 24th Legislative District for the trust they have shown in me,” added Assemblyman Wirths. “I fully intend to serve out my full term and work just as hard to represent the interests of my district in the year ahead. New Jersey has many serious issues that need addressing and I want to continue to play an active role while I’m still seated in the State Legislature.”
“Hal is an outstanding colleague in the Legislature and an even better friend,” said Senator Steve Oroho (R-24). “We share a strong interest in fiscal issues and have collaborated extensively on State Budget matters. When his term ends, I’ll miss having him around day to day to bounce around ideas particularly during Budget season in the Legislature. Together with Parker and our joint district office staff, we have had a good camaraderie that I’ll genuinely miss.”
“When I look back on my public service that started on the Sussex County Freeholder Board and led to being Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and ultimately to Assemblyman of the 24th Legislative District, I am proud of what I have accomplished,” said Assemblyman Wirths. “After my Assembly term ends, although I won’t be on the front lines anymore, I do intend to stay involved in the community and look forward to contributing in other ways.”