DeAngelo Named New Chairman of Assembly Telecommunications & Utilities Committee

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Tuesday announced he’s appointed Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo as the new chairman of the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.
“I am very excited to see Assemblyman DeAngelo take charge of this important committee and begin using his expertise and work ethic to ensure New Jersey consumers get their money’s worth,” said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). “Assemblyman DeAngelo has long been a leader in our efforts to ensure New Jersey has a strong and reliable energy infrastructure, and he will continue that good work in his new leadership position. I look forward to his efforts.”
DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) was elected to the Assembly in November 2007 and has been Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore since 2010. He received his Journeymanship in electrical trades from the Rupert John Trade School. He is the assistant business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 269.
“I thank the Speaker for this appointment and vow to always be the strongest advocate for New Jersey’s consumers,” DeAngelo said. “As we move further into the digital age with ever-evolving technology, it’s more important than ever for New Jersey to have an affordable and reliable telecommunications and energy infrastructure that serves the entire state, no matter the zip code. Superstorm Sandy showed many of our weaknesses, and we still have much work to do to build a better system, but I’m confident we’ll make great strides and I look forward to playing a key role in that effort.”
DeAngelo, of Hamilton in Mercer County and his wife, Toni, have two daughters: Natalie and Julia. He represents the 14th Legislative District, which includes the Mercer County municipalities of East Windsor, Hamilton, Hightstown and Robbinsville; and the Middlesex County municipalities of Cranbury, Jamesburg, Monroe, Plainsboro and Spotswood.
The Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee is responsible for monitoring all aspects of the telecommunications and utilities industries in New Jersey, overseeing issues affecting cable television, the Internet, public utilities, telecommunications technologies and the energy industry.