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Speaker Coughlin Names Assemblywoman Speight to Chair the Aging and Human Services Committee for the 221st Legislative Session

TRENTON (January 23, 2024) —Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin has named Assemblywoman Shanique Speight to chair the Aging and Human Services Committee in the current legislative session. 

This newly formed committee is responsible for reviewing legislation that impacts seniors, individuals and families with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and addictions, and individuals and families with low incomes.

“Chairwoman Speight is immensely qualified to oversee the expanded portfolio of this committee,” said Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “She has supported seniors and demonstrated a deep commitment to equity in our state. Her legislative record reflects her values with victories ranging from improving maternal health outcomes to protecting residents of nursing homes to standing up for victims of human trafficking. She will continue to deliver for our state’s families and seniors.”

“As a legislator, I have been passionate about issues facing seniors and vulnerable residents in our state,” said Assemblywoman Speight (D-Essex).  “I’m grateful for the opportunity to chair a committee focused on supporting residents who face serious challenges and need our help.”

Speight also serves as Deputy Speaker and vice chair of the Regulated Professions Committee. She has been a member of the General Assembly since 2018.

Assemblywoman Speight