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.
Caputo, Oliver & Vainieri Huttle Bill to Examine Gaming Reforms & Explore Expanding Gaming to Bergen County Released by Assembly PanelLegislation Assembly Democrats Ralph Caputo, Speaker Sheila Oliver and Valerie Vainieri Huttle sponsored to create a commission to evaluate recently enacted gaming reforms and explore expanding gaming into Bergen County was released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
"This is not about taking business away from Atlantic City," said Caputo (D-Essex), a longtime advocate of expanding casino gaming to the Meadowlands. "This is about missing out on the available markets in northern New Jersey and the surrounding region. With continuously encroaching competition from New York and Pennsylvania, the longer we wait the more our window of opportunity closes..."
Speaker Oliver on Passing of Nelson MandelaAssembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement upon learning of the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela:
"In this age of many people being famous simply for bad behavior, it's remarkable to consider the life of Nelson Mandela. This man wrongfully spent 27 years in prison yet emerged from that ordeal with a quiet strength powerful enough to heal a torn nation and bring people of all races and backgrounds together..."