New Jersey General Assembly, 2016–17 term

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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.


  Two Democratic members
  Two Republican members
  One Democratic and one Republican members
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacancies
End of previous legislature 48 32 80 0
Begin[T 1] 52 28 80 0
Latest voting share 65% 35%
  1. ^ Does not account for brief vacancies as the appointed replacement will be of the same party of the previous office holder
District Name Party Residence First served
District 1 Bob Andrzejczak Dem Middle Township 2013[A 1]
R. Bruce Land Dem Vineland 2016
District 2 Chris A. Brown Rep Ventnor City 2012
Vince Mazzeo Dem Northfield 2014
District 3 John J. Burzichelli Dem Paulsboro 2002
Adam Taliaferro Dem Woolwich Township 2015[A 1]
District 4 Paul Moriarty Dem Washington Township (Gloucester) 2006
Gabriela Mosquera Dem Gloucester Township 2012[A 1]
District 5 Arthur Barclay Dem Camden 2016
Patricia Egan Jones Dem Barrington 2015[A 1]
District 6 Louis Greenwald Dem Voorhees Township 1996
Pamela Rosen Lampitt Dem Cherry Hill 2006
District 7 Herb Conaway Dem Delanco Township 1998
Troy Singleton Dem Palmyra 2011[A 1]
District 8 Joe Howarth Rep Evesham Township 2016
Maria Rodriguez-Gregg Rep Evesham Township 2014
District 9 DiAnne Gove Rep Long Beach Township 2009[A 1]
Brian E. Rumpf Rep Little Egg Harbor 2003[A 1]
District 10 Gregory P. McGuckin Rep Toms River 2012
David W. Wolfe Rep Brick Township 1992
District 11 Joann Downey Dem Freehold Township 2016
Eric Houghtaling Dem Neptune Township 2016
District 12 Robert D. Clifton Rep Matawan 2012
Ronald S. Dancer Rep Plumsted Township 2002[A 1]
District 13 Amy Handlin Rep Middletown Township 2006
Declan O'Scanlon Rep Little Silver 2008
District 14 Daniel R. Benson Dem Hamilton Township (Mercer) 2011[A 1]
Wayne DeAngelo Dem Hamilton Township 2008
District 15 Reed Gusciora Dem Trenton 1996
Elizabeth Maher Muoio Dem Pennington 2015[A 1]
District 16 Jack Ciattarelli Rep Hillsborough Township 2011[A 1]
Andrew Zwicker Dem South Brunswick 2016
District 17 Joseph Danielsen Dem Franklin Township (Somerset) 2014[A 1]
Joseph V. Egan Dem New Brunswick 2002
District 18 Robert Karabinchak Dem Edison 2016[A 1]
Nancy Pinkin Dem East Brunswick 2014
District 19 Craig Coughlin Dem Woodbridge Township 2010
John S. Wisniewski Dem Sayreville 1996
District 20 Jamel C. Holley Dem Roselle 2015[A 1]
Annette Quijano Dem Elizabeth 2008[A 1]
District 21 Jon Bramnick Rep Westfield 2003[A 1]
Nancy Munoz Rep Summit 2009[A 1]
District 22 Jerry Green Dem Plainfield 1992
James J. Kennedy Dem Rahway 2016
District 23 John DiMaio Rep Hackettstown 2009[A 1]
Erik Peterson Rep Franklin Township (Hunterdon) 2009[A 1]
District 24 Parker Space Rep Wantage Township 2013[A 1]
Gail Phoebus Rep Andover Township 2015[A 1]
District 25 Tony Bucco Rep Boonton Township 2010
Michael Patrick Carroll Rep Morris Township 1996
District 26 BettyLou DeCroce Rep Parsippany-Troy Hills 2012[A 1]
Jay Webber Rep Morris Plains 2008
District 27 Mila Jasey Dem South Orange 2007[A 1]
John F. McKeon Dem West Orange 2002
District 28 Ralph R. Caputo Dem Bloomfield 2008[A 2]
Cleopatra Tucker Dem Newark 2008
District 29 Eliana Pintor Marin Dem Newark 2013[A 1]
Blonnie R. Watson Dem Newark 2016[A 1]
District 30 Sean T. Kean Rep Wall Township 2012[A 3]
Ned Thomson Rep Wall Township 2017[A 1]
District 31 Nicholas Chiaravalloti Dem Bayonne 2016
Angela V. McKnight Dem Jersey City 2016
District 32 Angelica M. Jimenez Dem West New York 2012
Vincent Prieto Dem Secaucus 2004[A 1]
District 33 Annette Chaparro Dem Hoboken 2016
Raj Mukherji Dem Jersey City 2014
District 34 Thomas P. Giblin Dem Montclair 2006
Sheila Y. Oliver Dem East Orange 2004
District 35 Shavonda E. Sumter Dem Paterson 2012
Benjie Wimberly Dem Paterson 2012
District 36 Marlene Caride Dem Ridgefield 2012
Gary Schaer Dem Passaic 2006
District 37 Valerie Huttle Dem Englewood 2006
Gordon M. Johnson Dem Englewood 2002
District 38 Tim Eustace Dem Maywood 2012
Joseph Lagana Dem Paramus 2014
District 39 Holly Schepisi Rep River Vale 2012
Robert Auth Rep Old Tappan 2010
District 40 David C. Russo Rep Ridgewood 1990
Kevin J. Rooney Rep Wyckoff 2016[A 1]

Former members from this term[edit]

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[1]
29th L. Grace Spencer Dem Newark 2008 June 30, 2016 Appointed as a judge to the New Jersey Superior Court[2]
40th Scott Rumana Rep Wayne 2008 October 20, 2016 Appointed as a judge to the New Jersey Superior Court[3]
30th Dave Rible Rep Wall Township 2008 July 17, 2017 Appointed Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab First appointed to the seat
  2. ^ Served in the Assembly as a Republican from 1968–1972
  3. ^ Served in the Assembly from 2002–2008


  1. ^ Johnson, Brent. "Meet the newest member of the N.J. Legislature", NJ Advance Media for, 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."
  2. ^ Johnson, Brent. "N.J. Assemblywoman becomes judge, leaves seat open", NJ Advance Media for, 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."
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ Johnson, Brent (July 18, 2017). "Christie appoints top Republican lawmaker to state post". Retrieved August 24, 2017.

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