While there, he successfully represented New Jersey's non-profit nursing homes in avoiding significant reductions in Medicaid funding and obtained state approval for continuing care retirement communities to provide home healthcare services.
Dick Zimmer Vows to Keep Tax Dollars in New Jersey
As Dick Zimmer seeks to become a U.S. Senator, the 64-year-old Republican candidate says he is running so that state citizens can keep their tax dollars in their own pockets rather than sending them to Washington. "That can be done by cutting the cost and size of government and keeping taxes low," he says. When he entered the Republican primary on April 11, he promised he would "fight like a tiger to make sure the state gets its fair share of federal spending, but that the better strategy would be to cut federal spending."Dick Zimmer was born on August 16, 1944, the second child of Evelyn and William Zimmer. The family lived in Hillside, Union County. When Zimmer was three, tragedy struck when his father, a physician, died of a heart attack. His mother was faced with being the sole provider for the family. The Zimmers moved to Bloomfield, where in time, his mother found a job at the Sunshine Biscuits warehouse as a clerk.When Zimmer was 12, his mother married Howard Rubin, a lau...