Lawmaker will also serve as Vice Chair of Assembly Environment Committee
Assemblyman John F. McKeon has been named chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee for the 2014-2015 legislative session by Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. McKeon will also serve as vice chair of the Assembly Environment Committee.
“As a member of the legal profession and a lawmaker, it is a great honor to be entrusted with the chairmanship of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and to have an enhanced voice in the Legislature’s decision-making process on policies that can have an impact on our lives,” said McKeon (D-Essex\Morris).
McKeon served as a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee in the previous legislative session. He is a senior partner and a certified civil trial attorney in the law firm of Hardin, Kundla, McKeon & Poletto which has its headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey.
Prieto cited McKeon’s leadership skills, legal background and practical experience in state and local government as credentials that led to his appointment.
“Assemblyman McKeon’s advocacy of policies that are fair and just and in the public interest as well as his legal experience and performance as a member of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, have earned him the respect and admiration of his caucus colleagues and make him an ideal choice to chair the Assembly Judiciary Committee,” Prieto (D-Hudson) said.
McKeon will also serve as vice chair of the Assembly Environmental and Solid Waste Committee based on his long-time commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. He will continue to serve as a member of the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.
McKeon is serving his seventh consecutive term from New Jersey’s 27th Legislative District which represents municipalities in Essex and Morris counties. These include Caldwell, Chatham Township, East Hanover, Essex Fells, Florham Park, Hanover, Harding, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, Roseland, South Orange and West Orange.