Fuentes Named New Vice Chairman of Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Friday announced he’s appointed Assemblyman Angel Fuentes as the new vice chairman of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.
Fuentes, of Camden, was first sworn into the New Jersey General Assembly in January 2010.
“As recent events across the globe have shown, homeland security remains a leading concern,” said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). “Angel is as diligent and smart a legislator as we have in the Assembly, and I look forward to his insight as we consider many important homeland security matters in the weeks ahead.”
“I appreciate Speaker Prieto’s confidence in me and promise the people of New Jersey I will always work hard to make sure the state’s policies promote strong homeland security and preparedness,” said Fuentes (D-Camden/Gloucester). “The horrible headlines we see from around the world are an ever-present reminder that we must never waver from our vigilance. New Jersey must always be prepared, and I look forward to ensuring that through this new leadership role.”
Fuentes received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from St. John Vianney College and Seminary in Miami, Florida. He is a patient relations representative for The Cooper Health System in Camden.
Before serving in the Assembly, Mr. Fuentes served as a member of the Camden City Council, representing the 4th Ward from 1994 to 2010 and serving as Council President from 2000 to 2010.
Fuentes has two children: Josuel Angel and Mariangelis; and is engaged to Marilyn Rodriguez.
Fuentes represents the 5th Legislative District, which includes the Camden County municipalities of Audubon, Audubon Park, Barrington, Bellmawr, Brooklawn, Camden, Gloucester, Haddon Heights, Lawnside, Magnolia, Mount Ephraim, Runnemede and Woodlynne; and the Gloucester County municipalities of Deptford, Harrison, Mantua, Wenonah, Westville and Woodbury.
The Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee is responsible for monitoring the protection of citizens of the State of New Jersey. The panel oversees issues affecting counter-terrorism, risk assessments, infrastructure protections, emergency communications, border security and cyber security.