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Garcia to Take a Seat on Assembly Transportation, Finance, and Human Resource Panels

(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Carmelo G. Garcia will serve on three vital Assembly committees dealing with various issues including New Jersey’s banking and finance, human services, and transportation.

Garcia will serve on the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, Human Services, and Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities committees.

Speaker Vincent Prieto cites Garcia’s extensive background in human services management and experience in mortgage finance in naming him to these committees. Also, Garcia, a Hoboken native, represents the 33rd Legislative District, one of New Jersey’s largest transportation hubs. The district is home to (6) Light Rail Stations, (4) NY Waterway Ferry Stations, (3) Path Stations, the Hoboken Train and Bus Terminal, and serves as entrance to both the Holland and Lincoln tunnels.

“It makes sense for Assemblyman Garcia to take a seat on the panel that takes on the transportation concerns of New Jersey commuters,” said Prieto (D-Bergen, Hudson). “I am confident his many years of public service and professional experience will serve him well in all of his committee appointments.”

“Our region’s viability is uniquely tied to the diversity of transportation options available to our residents, which is why it is one of my highest priorities,” said Garcia (D-Hudson). “I also plan to introduce and move legislation that will ensure individuals and families have access to the services they need to lead healthy and productive lives.”

Prior to serving as Executive Director of the Hoboken Housing Authority, Garcia was the first minority representative to be appointed to serve as the Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Hoboken. The commitment displayed during his tenure created progress and positive change experienced by numerous residents, in addition to the impact his management had for taxpayers, the underprivileged, seniors, disabled persons and children.

The Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee is responsible for issues such as banking, finance, trusts and estates, auto insurance, liability insurance, life insurance, product liability, property insurance, and tort reform. The Assembly Human Services Committee is responsible for legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions; and individuals and families with low incomes. The Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee is responsible for monitoring all segments of state transportation, including bridge and highway construction, motor vehicle inspections, expansion of light-rail train systems, and management of the toll road authorities.

Garcia represents the 33rd Legislative District includes the Hudson County municipalities of Union City, Hoboken, Weehawken, and parts of Jersey City.