(HOBOKEN) – Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos Jr. today vowed to support the gaming and casino industries while protecting the interests of New Jersey’s taxpayers, and work to cut down on bureaucratic red-tape and make government more efficient for all New Jerseyans as the new chairman of the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee for the 215th Legislature.
Ramos was appointed chairman by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver ((D-Essex/Passaic).
“Assemblyman Ramos has demonstrated great commitment in his representation of the people of the 33rd Legislative District, and I expect he will lead this committee with the same level of dedication and diligence for the greater good of the people of this state,” Oliver said. “His hard work and dedication will serve our state well from his new position.”
Ramos released the following statement:
“I’d like to thank Speaker Oliver and our Democratic leadership for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead this important committee. New Jersey’s casinos and horse racing industries are at a crossroads as competition from neighboring states threatens to undermine what gaming destinations like Atlantic City have built. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow committee members to ensure these industries are not just keeping up, but pulling ahead of the competition.
“I’m confident if we continue to strengthen our industries, we will help make New Jersey the premier gaming state in the country, energize local economies, create jobs for local residents and improve the overall business climate in our state.”
“I also look forward to working with the committee to cut down on bureaucratic red tape and make government run a bit smoother for the benefit of people who live and do business here.”
Ramos has also been appointed as a member of the Assembly Environment and Transportation Committee.