***MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE*** NEW JERSEY LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY ANNOUNCES 215TH LEGISLATURE LEADERSHIP TEAMS

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(TRENTON) — Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Gloucester) issued a multimedia package of a joint news conference held Thursday to announce the Assembly and Senate leadership teams for the upcoming 215th Legislative Session.

Senate leadership shall comprise Sweeney, Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) as Senate Majority Leader; Nia H. Gill (D-Essex) as Senate President Pro Tempore; and Paul D. Sarlo (D-Bergen) as Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman.

Assembly leadership shall comprise Oliver, Louis D. Greenwald (D-Camden) as Assembly Majority Leader; Jerry Green (D-Union) as Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore; Gordon M. Johnson (D-Bergen) as Assembly Majority Conference Chair; John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) as an Assembly Deputy Speaker with expanded responsibilities; and Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) as Assembly Budget Committee Chairman.

The 215th Legislative Session begins at noon on January 10, 2012.

The multimedia package consists of a video of the news conference and audio of same.

The video can be accessed directly via our website — www.assemblydems.com — or by clicking here.

The audio file is available upon request.