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(CLIFTON) – Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin has been appointed chairman of the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver.

The Regulated Professions Committee is responsible for monitoring, updating and amending laws dealing with licensed professions, such as architects or electricians.

“I know well Assemblyman Giblin’s commitment and dedication to New Jerseyans,” said Oliver. “I’m certain he will rightfully steer the committee on policies that will enhance these professions and safeguard the interests of our residents.”

“I’m thankful for the confidence that the Speaker and the leadership have placed in me to lead this committee,” said Giblin. “New Jersey has one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation, which is a tremendous draw for businesses. I look forward to working with my fellow committee members on legislation to support our talented professionals and keep New Jersey competitive, as well as maintain a thorough system of checks and balances to protect our residents.”

Giblin has also been appointed vice chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, and member of the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.

Giblin received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Seton Hall University. He is currently the business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO, Local 68, headquartered in West Caldwell.

Giblin represents the 34th Legislative District, which includes the Essex County municipalities of the City of Orange, East Orange and Montclair; and the Passaic County municipality of Clifton.