SPEAKER OLIVER ANNOUNCES ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP POSTS

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver on Monday announced the Assembly Democratic leadership team for the 2010-11 legislative session.

“I’m confident this leadership team will be a tremendous asset as the Assembly Democratic caucus works to make New Jersey more affordable,” said Oliver (D-Essex). “This leadership group has the expertise and skills to help push our agenda of creating jobs, boosting our economy and tackling property taxes and I look forward to working with them.”

Democrats control the Assembly 47-33.

Joseph Cryan (D-Union) was previously chosen as Assembly Majority Leader, while Jerry Green (D-Union) was again named the Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore and Joan Quigley (D-Hudson) was again named the Assembly Majority Conference Leader.

Also, Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) was previously announced as remaining as the Assembly Budget chair, with Nellie Pou (D-Passaic) remaining as the Assembly Appropriations Committee chair.

Oliver on Monday announced the following leadership positions:

Peter J. Barnes III (D-Middlesex) Majority Whip

John Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) Deputy Speaker

Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset/Middlesex) Deputy Speaker

Jack Conners (D-Burlington/Camden) Deputy Speaker

Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex) Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore

Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D-Middlesex) Deputy Speaker/Parliamentarian

Joseph Egan (D-Middlesex/Somerset) Deputy Majority Leader

Thomas P. Giblin (D-Essex) Deputy Majority Leader

Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer) Deputy Speaker

Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) Deputy Majority Leader

Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen) Deputy Conference Leader

John McKeon (D-Essex) Deputy Speaker

Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) Deputy Majority Whip

Caridad Rodriguez (D-Hudson) Deputy Majority Leader

Fred Scalera (D-Essex/Bergen/Passaic) Deputy Speaker

L. Grace Spencer (D-Essex) Deputy Speaker

Joan Voss (D-Bergen) Deputy Majority Leader

John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) Deputy Speaker

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