New Jersey General Assembly, 2016–17 term
The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. The 2016–2017 term (217th legislative session) began on January 12, 2016 and will end on January 9, 2018. The Assembly members elected to this term were elected on November 3, 2015 (except for those since appointed or elected in special elections) and will serve until the end of the next term in 2018. This assembly session was preceded by the 2014–2015 session and will be followed by the 2018–2019 session.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous legislature||48||32||80||0|
|Latest voting share||65%||35%|
- Does not account for brief vacancies as the appointed replacement will be of the same party of the previous office holder
Former members from this term
|District||Name||Party||Residence||First served||Left office||Cause|
|18th||Patrick J. Diegnan||Dem||South Plainfield||2002||May 9, 2016||Appointed to the District's Senate seat|
|29th||L. Grace Spencer||Dem||Newark||2008||June 30, 2016||Appointed as a judge to the New Jersey Superior Court|
|40th||Scott Rumana||Rep||Wayne||2008||October 20, 2016||Appointed as a judge to the New Jersey Superior Court|
|30th||Dave Rible||Rep||Wall Township||2008||July 17, 2017||Appointed Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control|
- First appointed to the seat
- Served in the Assembly as a Republican from 1968–1972
- Served in the Assembly from 2002–2008
- Johnson, Brent. "Meet the newest member of the N.J. Legislature", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, May 26, 2016. Accessed August 21, 2016. "Robert Karabinchak, a Democrat, was appointed to represent Middlesex County's 18th District in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. He replaces Patrick Diegnan, a Democrat who recently moved across the Statehouse to replace Patrick [sic] Barnes III in the state Senate after Barnes was appointed as a state Superior Court judge in Middlesex County."
- Johnson, Brent. "N.J. Assemblywoman becomes judge, leaves seat open", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, July 1, 2016. Accessed August 21, 2016. "Grace Spencer, who has represented New Jersey's largest city for eight years in the state Assembly, has been confirmed to become a state Superior Court judge in Essex County.... Gov. Chris Christie nominated Spencer (D-Essex) — whose legislative district includes Newark, the most populous municipality in the state — to the bench last month. She was confirmed by the state Senate on Thursday."
- Ensslin, John C. "Assembly regulates ride-hailing services, votes on more than 100 bills", Asbury Park Press, October 20, 2016. Accessed December 12, 2016. "Assembly members also gave a standing ovation to Rumana, who took part in his final session as a legislator after learning that the Senate had confirmed his appointment to a judgeship. The former Wayne mayor, is following in the footsteps of his father, who also was a Superior Court judge in Passaic County."
- Johnson, Brent (July 18, 2017). "Christie appoints top Republican lawmaker to state post". NJ.com. Retrieved August 24, 2017.