Will Fill 7th Legislative District Seat Vacated by Jack Conners
Troy Singleton was sworn in on Monday by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver to become the newest member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the current 7th Legislative District, which includes Beverly, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Florence, Maple Shade, Merchantville, Mount Holly, Palmyra, Pennsauken, Riverside, Riverton, Westampton, and Willingboro.
“Troy has made a career out of fighting for the working families of this state,” said Oliver. “I have no doubt that he will bring that same passion and commitment to his new role as Assemblyman. I welcome him as the newest member of the Democratic Caucus and look forward to working with him to spur our economy and move New Jersey forward.”
Singleton, 38, will fill the seat vacated by Jack Conners who recently retired to serve as Director of Veterans Affairs for Camden County. He joins Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. in representing the 7th Legislative District in the Assembly.
“This is a tremendous honor and I would like to thank everyone who entrusted me with their support,” said Singleton. “I understand the enormity of the challenges at hand and that’s why I am all the more eager to get to work. I look forward to being part of the team that is committed to helping pull our economy out of this recession, put people back to work and ensure that everyone in this state has a fighting chance to get ahead.”
Having won the general election on Nov. 8 for a full Assembly term, Singleton will also represent the newly configured 7th district when the new legislature is sworn in on January 10, 2012. The new 7th district includes Beverly, Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Fieldsboro, Florence, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Riverside, Riverton, and Willingboro.
Born in Philadelphia, Singleton was raised in Willingboro, NJ, and currently resides in Palmyra with his wife Megan and their three children. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Rowan University.
Singleton is employed as the President of the Carpenter Contractor Trust and as a member of the Carpenters Local 715. Previously, he has served in several governmental and policy positions, most notably as Chief of Staff to former Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts. In this capacity, and during his tenure as the Carpenters Union policy chief, he has consistently focused on initiatives that support middle class families and hard working taxpayers.
In his personal time, he is also a prominent civic leader, serving as a Burlington County Bridge Commissioner and on the boards of Rowan University, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and the Boys and Girls Club of Camden County.