Nancy Munoz

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Nancy Munoz
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly from the 21st Legislative District
Assumed office
May 21, 2009
Serving with Jon Bramnick
Preceded by Eric Munoz
Personal details
Born (1954-09-08) September 8, 1954 (age 62)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Eric Munoz (1984–2009) (his death)
Children five
Residence Summit, New Jersey

Nancy Ann Foster Munoz, commonly known as Nancy Munoz, (born September 8, 1954) is an American Republican Party politician who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2009, where she represents the 21st Legislative District.


Nancy Ann Foster was born on September 8, 1954 the daughter of Freda and James E. Foster and graduated from Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford, Connecticut. She holds a B.S. and a M.S. (both in nursing) from Skidmore College and Hunter College, respectively. She has worked as a nurse in Massachusetts General Hospital, the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Overlook Hospital (in her hometown of Summit), and has worked as a risk care manager for Continental Insurance Health Care.[1][2]

Munoz is a resident of Summit.[3] In 1984, she married Eric Munoz in Freehold.[1] She has five children with her late husband.

Legislative career[edit]

Munoz's husband, a New Jersey General Assemblyman, died at the age of 61 from complications from a ruptured aortic aneurysm on March 30, 2009.[4] In April 2009, Nancy Munoz received the backing of the Union County Republican Party in her efforts to take over her late husband's seat in the legislature.[5] Long Hill Township Mayor George Vitureira and Long Hill School Board member Bruce Meringolo also sought the seat; Vitureira was backed by Morris County GOP chairman John Sette.[6]

The Republican Party held a special convention to determine who would take over the seat in Mountainside on April 27; Munoz won with 174 votes, while Meringolo received 34 votes and Vitureira received 16.[7] She was sworn into the legislature on May 21; she was assigned to serve on the Health and Senior Services Committee and the Human Services Committee, taking committee seats previously held by her husband.[8] Munoz took her first steps towards being elected in her own right on June 2, 2009, when she defeated Meringolo and Vitureira in the Republican primary; she subsequently won the general election and has been re-elected to two-year terms since then.

In the Assembly, Munoz serves on the Commerce and Economic Development, the Health and Senior Services, and the Women and Children Committees. She served as the Republican Policy Co-Chair from 2012 to 2013, a Deputy Republican Whip in 2013, and as a Deputy Republican Leader since 2014.[9]

District 21[edit]

Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly. The other representatives from the 21st District for the 2016-2017 Legislative Session are:

Municipalities in the district are Berkeley Heights Township, Chatham Township, Cranford Township, Garwood Borough, Harding Township, Long Hill Township, Madison Borough, Millburn Township, Mountainside Borough, New Providence Borough, Roselle Park Borough, Springfield Township, Summit City, Warren Township, Watchung Borough, Westfield Town.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Nancy Ann Foster and Dr. Eric Munoz Are Wed". The New York Times. January 22, 1984. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Deputy Republican Leader Nancy F. Munoz". New Jersey Assembly Republicans. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Keill, Liz. "Nancy Munoz", Independent Press, April 6, 2009. Accessed February 18, 2011. "With the death of her husband Eric Munoz, Summit resident Nancy Munoz said she was asked if she would be willing to consider filing for his Assembly seat."
  4. ^ "Assemblyman Munoz dies". PolitickerNJ. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Nancy Munoz to run with Bramnick in LD 21". PolitickerNJ. 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  6. ^ "For LD 21 challengers, Long Hill addresses, Morris disparity, and Munoz pose challenges". PolitickerNJ. 2009-04-09. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Nancy Munoz wins seat vacated by husband's death in 21st District special convention". PolitickerNJ. 2009-04-27. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  8. ^ "Nancy Munoz sworn into office". PolitickerNJ. 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Assemblywoman Nancy F. Munoz (R)". New Jersey Legislature. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ Districts by Number: District 21, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed May 21, 2009.

External links[edit]

New Jersey General Assembly
Preceded by
Eric Munoz
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly for the 21st District
May 21, 2009 – present
With: Jon Bramnick
Succeeded by