Singleton named Legislator of the Year by the Constitutional Officer’s Association of NJ at Annual Conference

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) will be honored as the “Legislator of the Year” by the Constitutional Officer’s Association of NJ (COANJ) at their 37th Annual Conference at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City on September 19, 2013.

Singleton was selected for, among other things, his sponsorship of Assembly Bill 2561, which permits a County Clerk or Register of Deeds and Mortgages to create identification cards for veterans.

“COANJ is proud to announce Assemblyman Troy Singleton as our 2013 ‘Legislator of the Year,'” said Rosemarie Peters, Monmouth County Surrogate and President of COANJ. “Assemblyman Singleton embodies a public servant committed to improving the quality of life of our residents. COANJ applauds his sponsorship of several key pieces of legislation affecting our constituents, and especially his efforts on behalf of New Jersey veterans.”

“I am deeply honored to have been selected by COANJ for their ‘Legislator of the Year’ award,” said Singleton. “By working directly with residents and organizations such as COANJ, we can produce innovative and practical solutions to improve everyday life for all New Jerseyans. I am grateful for their acknowledgement of my legislative accomplishments and I look forward to continuing to work together on behalf of our great state.”

As the grandson of a WWII veteran and a member of VFW Post 3020 Men’s Auxiliary, Singleton has shown an unyielding commitment to veterans and active duty military personnel. During his first term in the Assembly he has sponsored several measures to benefit servicemen and women that have been signed into law, including A-2014, the “Helmets to Hardhats” program, which helps out-of-work military personnel find construction related job opportunities, and A-2164, which serves as protection for active duty parents involved in custody cases.

COANJ is comprised of the Sheriffs, County Clerks, Surrogates and Registers of Deeds and Mortgages throughout the state of New Jersey who are elected directly by the people of their respective counties. For the past 93 years, COANJ has served as a cooperative effort dedicated to their mission of improving services on behalf of constituents. COANJ is committed to advocating for new legislation while safeguarding effective practices.