Welcome to my Virtual District Office!
This page has been created to make it easier for you to learn how my office can be your advocate in Trenton and to get answers to some common questions about state government. In addition, you can visit the Web page of your town from the links below. You also can click to send me and my staff an e-mail. Whether you have a problem that needs to be solved or just want to send your opinion on a pressing state issue, my office is at your service.
As we move forward, this page will be updated and expanded, so please visit often.
Schaer, Jasey, Johnson, Zwicker, Giblin & Downey Bill to Help Spur Innovation & Economic Growth through Higher Ed & Business Partnerships Continues AdvancingAssembly-approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Gary S. Schaer, Mila Jasey, Gordon Johnson, Andrew Zwicker, Thomas Giblin and Joann Downey to create a commission comprised of higher education and business professionals to study and strategize on best ways to foster innovation, job growth and economic development in the state was advanced Monday by a Senate panel.
"If we want to be competitive, we must invest in the economic future of our state," said Schaer (D-Bergen/Passaic). "This commission would bring together experts in critical industries like health care and biotechnology and pair them with higher education professionals to collaborate on varied and concrete courses of action to stimulate our economy and generate a robust workforce..."
Singleton & Johnson Bill to Bolster Advanced Manufacturing in New Jersey Clears Assembly CommitteeLegislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton and Gordon Johnson sponsored to increase the number of modern manufacturing jobs available in New Jersey and prepare residents of the state to fill those jobs was advanced Monday by an Assembly committee.
"Too often today's conversation about manufacturing centers on obstacles instead of the many opportunities that new technology has made possible," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "New Jersey has a rich history of manufacturing various products, including food, pharmaceuticals, apparel, chemicals and glass. Focusing on advanced manufacturing will allow the state to continue that tradition in a 21st- century global economy..."