Filling Vacant Seat in 4th Legislative District
(TRENTON) — Gabriela M. Mosquera was sworn in on March 5 by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver to become the newest member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 4th Legislative District, which includes the Camden County municipalities of Chesilhurst, Clementon, Gloucester, Laurel Springs, Lindenwold and Winslow; and the Gloucester County municipalities of Monroe, Pitman and Washington.
Assembly Democrats issued a multimedia package Tuesday of the swearing in.
“We are excited and honored to finally have Gabby joining us as a member of the General Assembly,” said Oliver (D-Essex). “She brings an abundance of institutional knowledge and a fervent commitment to the working families of this state. I know that she will represent her constituents proudly in Trenton.”
Mosquera will fill the vacant 4th District seat, joining Assemblyman Paul D. Moriarty in representing the district in the Assembly.
“This is truly an honor,” said Mosquera (D-Camden). “Working at the local level, I’ve had the opportunity to learn, first-hand, about the issues that weigh heavily on families in our state. I’m eager to get to work and join my colleagues in creating solutions to ease the burden on the working class men and women of New Jersey.”
The multimedia package consists of a video of Assemblywoman Mosquera’s swearing in and audio of same.
The audio file is available upon request.
Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Mosquera immigrated to the United States at the age of three. Her family first settled in Union City and later moved to North Bergen. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts in political science from The College of New Jersey; and her Master of Business Administration from the DeVry University Keller School of Management.
Mosquera’s career in government began as an intern with the Office of Congressman William Pascrell where she dealt with casework ranging from immigration to social security issues. She also interned with the Assembly Democratic Office and, after graduating college, joined the office in a full-time capacity as a Policy Researcher and later a Policy/Operations Assistant. She also served as Director of Policy for former Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez of the Fifth Legislative District.
Currently, Mosqera is a resident of Gloucester Township and serves as Chief of Staff to Gloucester Township Mayor David R. Mayer.