(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-Middlesex) has named Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-Bergen, Hudson) to chair the Assembly Human Services Committee for the new legislative session.
Jimenez will lead the committee responsible for advancing legislation that impacts individuals and families with mental illness, developmental disabilities, coping with addiction, and individuals and families with low incomes.
“Angelica has shown to be very passionate and directly involved with human services matters throughout the state,” said Coughlin. “Having already worked on legislation concerning mental health disparities, I am confident that she will help move legislation that will better the lives of many families in New Jersey.”
Jimenez has been a member of the New Jersey General Assembly since 2012 and is currently the Vice-Chair for the Assembly Housing Committee. She is also an MRI, CT, and Mammography Radiographer Specialist, a member of the West New York Housing Corporation Board, and a member of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.
“I am thankful that Speaker Coughlin has named me Chair of the Human Services Committee,” said Jimenez. “Many families in New Jersey face the countless difficulties that surround mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictions. My colleagues and I are dedicated to helping those in need and will work to provide families with assistance to directly address their concerns.”
Assemblywoman Jimenez serves New Jersey’s 32nd Legislative District which covers the Bergen County boroughs of Edgewater and Fairview and the Hudson County municipalities of East Newark, Guttenberg, Harrison, Kearny, North Bergen, Secaucus, and West New York.