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(4th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT) – Assemblyman Paul Moriarty has again been named chairman of the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee.
Moriarty was named to the post by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic), Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) and the Assembly Democratic leadership team. As chairman of the panel, Moriarty will work to protect consumer rights in New Jersey, particularly issues such as safeguarding against identity theft, restricting telemarketing and protecting consumers from cell phone and calling card fraud.
“New Jersey has no bigger consumer advocate than Paul Moriarty,” Greenwald said. “He has proven that time and time again, whether it be protecting consumers against fraud or unreasonable demands, bringing transparency to fuel pricing or working to protect businesses from the administration’s unfair gift card law. Consumers can rest easier knowing they have Paul Moriarty in their corner.”
“I appreciate the continued support from Assembly leadership and look forward to continuing my work to protect New Jersey consumers,” said Moriarty (D-Gloucester/Camden). “We need to especially be wary and do everything we can to protect consumers amid this difficult economy and the anti-consumer policies so often put forth by the current administration. Now, more than ever, we need to be vigilant, and that’s exactly what we’re doing to do.”
Moriarty, of Washington Township, was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly on November 8, 2005. He received his Bachelor of Arts in communications from Temple University. He is a media consultant and a former Philadelphia television news reporter.
Moriarty represents the 4th Legislative District, which includes the Camden County municipalities of Chesilhurst, Clementon, Gloucester Township, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold and Winslow; and the Gloucester County municipalities of Monroe, Pitman and Washington Township.
Moriarty will also serve on the Assembly Regulated Professions Committee.