Jennifer Sciortino Jennifer Sciortino

Deputy Communications Director
jsciortino@njleg.org

Responsiblities

The Deputy Communications Director assists in crafting the messaging to communicate the Democratic caucus' overarching viewpoints. She is responsible for writing and distributing news releases; coordinating caucus member news conferences and media apperances; and promoting key pieces of legislation to the press corps and public.

Background

Born in Woodbridge, Jennifer Sciortino began her career in government at the local level, handling media relations for the City of Perth Amboy.

From there, she served as public information officer for the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, helping to manage the dissemination of information on a variety of emergent public health issues.

In 2005, Ms. Sciortino joined the administration of then-Governor Richard J. Codey as a deputy press secretary in the Office of Communications, working on landmark issues such as the statewide indoor smoking ban, stem cell research and a major overhaul of the state's mental health system.

Following the election of Jon S. Corzine as governor, Ms. Sciortino served for over four years as press secretary to the Senate President in the Senate Majority Office.

Ms. Sciortino joined the Assembly Majority Office as Deputy Communications Director in July 2010.

A Bordentown resident, Ms. Sciortino serves as a Democratic committeewoman.

Education

Ms. Sciortino holds a Bachelor of Arts in both journalism and English from Rutgers University.