New Jersey General Assembly, 2018–19 term

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218th Legislature
HousesGeneral Assembly
Speaker of the General Assembly
Craig Coughlin, D
since January 9, 2012
Speaker Pro-Tempore
Gordon M. Johnson, D
since May 24, 2018
Minority Leader
Jon Bramnick, R
since January 12, 2012
Political groups
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Last election
November 7, 2017
Meeting place
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New Jersey State House, Trenton, New Jersey

The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. The 2018–2019 term (218th legislative session) begins on January 9, 2018 and will end on January 14, 2020. The Assembly members elected to this term were elected on November 7, 2017 (except for those since appointed or elected in special elections) and will serve until the end of the next term in 2020. This assembly session was preceded by the 2016–2017 session and will be followed by the 2020–2021 session.


  Two Democratic members
  Two Republican members
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacancies
End of previous legislature 52 28 80 0
Begin 2018-19 legislature 54 26 80 0
Latest voting share 68% 33%

Current assemblypeople[edit]

Membership of the General Assembly is as follows:[1][2]

District Name Party Residence First served
District 1 R. Bruce Land Dem Vineland 2016
Matthew W. Milam Dem 2019[A 1][A 2]
District 2 John Armato Dem Buena Vista Township 2018
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 Patricia Egan Jones Dem Barrington 2015[A 1]
William Spearman Dem Camden 2018[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
Carol A. Murphy Dem Mount Laurel 2018
District 8 Joe Howarth Rep Evesham Township 2016
Ryan Peters Rep Hainesport Township 2018
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 Serena DiMaso Rep Holmdel Township 2018
Amy Handlin Rep Middletown Township 2006
District 14 Daniel R. Benson Dem Hamilton Township (Mercer) 2011[A 1]
Wayne DeAngelo Dem 2008
District 15 Verlina Reynolds-Jackson Dem Trenton 2018[A 1]
Anthony Verrelli Dem Hopewell Township (Mercer) 2018[A 1]
District 16 Roy Freiman Dem Hillsborough Township 2018
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
Yvonne Lopez Dem Perth Amboy 2018
District 20 Jamel 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 Linda Carter Dem Plainfield 2018[A 1]
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]
Harold J. Wirths Rep Hardyston Township 2018
District 25 Michael Patrick Carroll Rep Morris Township 1996
Aura K. Dunn Rep Mendham Borough 2019[A 1]
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 3]
Cleopatra Tucker Dem Newark 2008
District 29 Eliana Pintor Marin Dem 2013[A 1]
Shanique Speight Dem 2018
District 30 Sean T. Kean Rep Wall Township 2012[A 4]
Ned Thomson Rep 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
Pedro Mejia Dem Secaucus 2018[A 1]
District 33 Annette Chaparro Dem Hoboken 2016
Raj Mukherji Dem Jersey City 2014
District 34 Thomas P. Giblin Dem Montclair 2006
Britnee Timberlake Dem East Orange 2018[A 1]
District 35 Shavonda E. Sumter Dem Paterson 2012
Benjie Wimberly Dem 2012
District 36 Clinton Calabrese Dem Cliffside Park 2018[A 1]
Gary Schaer Dem Passaic 2006
District 37 Valerie Huttle Dem Englewood 2006
Gordon M. Johnson Dem 2002
District 38 Lisa Swain Dem Fair Lawn 2018[A 1]
Chris Tully Dem Bergenfield 2018[A 1]
District 39 Robert Auth Rep Old Tappan 2010
Holly Schepisi Rep River Vale 2012
District 40 Christopher DePhillips Rep Wyckoff 2018
Kevin J. Rooney Rep 2016[A 1]

Former members from this term[edit]

District Name Party Residence First served Left office Cause Replaced by
District 34 Sheila Oliver Dem East Orange 2004 January 9, 2018 Took office as Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey[3][4] Britnee Timberlake
District 15 Elizabeth Maher Muoio Pennington 2015[A 1] January 15, 2018 Appointed State Treasurer of New Jersey[5][6] Verlina Reynolds-Jackson
District 36 Marlene Caride Ridgefield 2012 January 16, 2018 Appointed Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance[7][8] Clinton Calabrese
District 32 Vincent Prieto Secaucus 2004[A 1] February 26, 2018 Resigned to become President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority[9] Pedro Mejia
District 38 Joseph Lagana Paramus 2014 April 12, 2018 Appointed to the District's Senate seat[10] Lisa Swain
Chris Tully
Tim Eustace Maywood 2012 April 13, 2018 Resigned to become Deputy Director of the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission[11]
District 22 Jerry Green Plainfield 1992 April 18, 2018 Death (long illness)[12][13] Linda Carter
District 5 Arthur Barclay Camden 2016 June 18, 2018 Resigned following arrest for simple assault[14] William Spearman
District 15 Reed Gusciora Trenton 1996 June 30, 2018 Elected Mayor of Trenton[15][16] Anthony Verrelli
District 1 Bob Andrzejczak Middle Township 2013[A 1] January 14, 2019 Appointed to the District's Senate seat[17] Matthew W. Milam
District 25 Tony Bucco Rep Boonton Township 2010 October 24, 2019 Appointed to the District's Senate seat[18] Aura K. Dunn

Committees and Committee Chairs, 2018–2019 Legislative Session[edit]

Committee chairs are: (All are Democrats)[19]

Committee Name of Committee Chair
Agriculture and Natural Resources Eric Houghtaling
Appropriations John Burzichelli
Budget Eliana Pintor Marin
Commerce and Economic Development Gordon M. Johnson
Consumer Affairs Paul Moriarty
Education Pamela R. Lampitt
Environment and Solid Waste Nancy Pinkin
Financial Institutions and Insurance John F. McKeon
Health and Senior Services Herb Conaway
Higher Education Mila Jasey
Homeland Security and State Preparedness Valerie Vainieri Huttle
Housing and Community Development Benjie Wimberly
Human Services Joann Downey
Judiciary Annette Quijano
Labor Joseph V. Egan
Law and Public Safety Adam Taliaferro
Military and Veterans' Affairs Cleopatra Tucker
Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Joseph Danielsen
Regulated Professions Thomas Giblin
Science, Innovation and Technology Andrew Zwicker
State and Local Government Vincent Mazzeo
Telecommunications and Utilities Wayne DeAngelo
Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Ralph Caputo
Transportation and Independent Authorities Daniel R. Benson
Women and Children Gabriela Mosquera

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 ac ad ae af ag ah ai First appointed to the seat
  2. ^ Previously served in the Assembly from 2008–2013
  3. ^ Previously served in the Assembly as a Republican from 1968–1972
  4. ^ Previously served in the Assembly from 2002–2008


  1. ^ Unofficial List Candidates for General Assembly For General Election 11/07/2017 Election, New Jersey Department of State, November 8, 2017. Accessed November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ Melisurgo, Len. "Updated election results: N.J. Senate and Assembly races 2017", NJ Advance Media for, November 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "New Jersey Legislative Digest for January 9, 2018". Office of Legislative Services. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  4. ^ O'Dea, Colleen (January 10, 2018). "Who's Who, Who's New, And Who's Blue In 218th Legislative Session". NJ Spotlight. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Curran, Phillip Sean. "Assemblywoman Muoio resigns, creating vacancy in legislature",, January 17, 2018. "State Assemblywoman Liz Muoio, a Democrat who represented parts of Mercer and Hunterdon counties since 2015, resigned her seat to join the Murphy administration, thus creating a vacancy that many Democrats want to fill.... But she submitted her resignation to the Assembly clerk on Friday to become acting state Treasurer until she gets confirmed by the Democrat-controlled state Senate. Her resignation took effect at the end of business Monday, according to an aide. She also left her job as the Mercer County director of economic development."
  6. ^ Reitmeyer, John (April 13, 2018). "SENATE APPROVES MUOIO FOR STATE TREASURER, ONLY SECOND WOMAN TO GET THE NOD". NJ Spotlight. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Blosfield, Elizabeth (February 14, 2018). "Caride Named Acting Commissioner of N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance". Insurance Journal. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Racioppi, Dustin (June 7, 2018). "Senate confirms six of Gov. Phil Murphy's Cabinet picks". Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Johnson, Brent (February 15, 2018). "Ex-Assembly speaker Prieto lands $280K job as head of N.J. sports authority". Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  10. ^ Van Vliet, John (April 4, 2018). "Assemblyman Joseph Lagana to Succeed Senator Bob Gordon in the 38th District". TAPinto. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Kanzler, Kaitlyn (April 12, 2018). "Tim Eustace to become deputy director of North Jersey District Water Supply Commission". Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  12. ^ Grzella, Paul C. (April 19, 2018). "Assemblyman Jerry Green of Plainfield has died". Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Pizarro, Max (April 19, 2018). "Rest in Peace, Assemblyman and Union County Democratic Chairman Jerry Green of Plainfield". Insider NJ. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  14. ^ Trethan, Phaedra (June 18, 2018). "Assemblyman Arthur Barclay resigns after arrest for simple assault". Courier-Post. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Foster, David (June 12, 2018). "Assemblyman Reed Gusciora becomes Trenton's first openly gay mayor in historic win". The Trentonian. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  16. ^ Abdur-Rahman, Sulaiman (July 26, 2018). "Mercer Freeholder Verrelli wins appointment to Gusciora's vacant Assembly seat". The Trentonian. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  17. ^ Franklin, Chris (January 7, 2019). "It's a game of musical chairs in 1st Legislative district after Van Drew heads to Washington". Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  18. ^ Kausch, Katie (October 24, 2019). "Bucco Sworn In To Late Father's Senate Seat". Patch. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  19. ^ New Jersey Legislature Committees and Membership 2018-2019 Legislative Session - Assembly Committees, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed January 13, 2018.

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