Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) has called on Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro (D-Hudson) to join chair Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro (D-Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland) as vice-chair of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.
A lifelong resident of Hoboken and product the city’s public schooling system, Chaparro currently works as a Clerk II in Hoboken City Hall. Previously, she held roles as secretary to the Hoboken Planning and Zoning Board and as a member of the Hoboken Rent Control Board.
“I am beyond thankful to the Speaker for the opportunity to sit alongside Chairman Taliaferro on this committee,” said Chaparro, first elected in 2015 and now joining the Assembly for her third term. “Public safety is integral to the safety and security of our communities, from our cities to our suburban neighborhoods. To be entrusted with this position and tremendous responsibility is both an honor and a privilege, and I promise to work diligently with the Chairman focusing on policies that strengthen the capacity for law enforcement agencies to respond to crises and that put residents’ safety first.”
In 2018, Chaparro was honored as the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition Advocate of the Year for her work on updating New Jersey’s driver education curriculum and for her ongoing advocacy on issues of road safety. She is a mother of three.
Chaparro will also serve on the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities, and Assembly Community Development committees.