(VOORHEES)– Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Louis Greenwald (D-Camden) today issued the following statement on the news that Assemblyman Joseph Malone (R-Burlington) will step down as Assembly Republican Budget Officer and be replaced by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth):
“As Chairman of the Budget Committee, I have known and worked closely with Joe Malone for years on some of the most difficult challenges facing our state. Though we have disagreed on policy from time to time, we have agreed far more than we have disagreed, and Joe has always valued solutions over sound bytes– a quality that has served his constituents and the people of New Jersey well.
“During his time as the Republican leader on the Budget Committee, I could always count on Joe to be honest and straightforward, hard-working and passionate. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for my friend and colleague; his leadership will be missed.
“Assemblyman O’Scanlon truly has large shoes to fill. I welcome him to his leadership position on the Budget Committee and look forward to working with him to find budget solutions that put middle-class families and property taxpayers first.”