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(1st LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblyman Nelson T. Albano has again been appointed to lead the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Albano, of Vineland, was named to the post by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic), Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) and the Assembly Democratic Leadership team.
The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is responsible for monitoring issues that affect parks, farmland preservation, water reDests and the growing agricultural industry.
“Assemblyman Albano has proven himself a great steward of New Jersey’s precious natural reDests,” Greenwald said. “He’s been a tireless advocate for a clean environment, farmland and historic preservation and all the economic development and job creation benefits that accompany such efforts. He knows agriculture and preservation is part of New Jersey’s great heritage, and that’s why we are so confident in having him lead this committee again.”
“New Jersey is famously the nation’s most densely populated state, but that doesn’t mean we don’t value our history, our natural resources and our farms,” said Albano (D-Atlantic/Cape May/Cumberland). “We cannot waver in our efforts to help preserve our agricultural industry and ensure its positioned to succeed as an economic driver for our state, all while taking full advantage of our history and natural reDests to attract tourists and revenue to our communities. I thank Assembly leadership for their continued confidence in me and will strive to make sure our farmers and our reDests are stronger than ever.”
Albano will also serve on the Assembly Labor Committee and the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.
Albano was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. He attended Sacred Heart High School in Vineland and received his Journeymanship in electrical trades from Cumberland County Technical School. A member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), Albano is shop steward at Village Supermarkets in Vineland. He also is a certified fitness instructor at the Firm for Health and Fitness in Buena.
Albano represents the 1st Legislative District, which includes the Atlantic County municipalities of Corbin City, Estell Manor and Weymouth; all of Cape May County; and the Cumberland County municipalities of Commercial, Downe, Fairfield, Greenwich, Hopewell, Lawrence, Maurice River, Millville, Shiloh, Stow Creek and Vineland.