(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement on the state Supreme Court decision that barred 4th District Assemblywoman-elect Gabriela Mosquera from taking the oath of office during a Tuesday ceremony:
“The people of the 4th District elected Gabriela Mosquera because of her devotion to public service, her plans to help working families and her hard and dedication. Yet today, at the last minute, they were denied Assemblywoman-elect Mosquera’s representation because of this disappointing ruling.
“The right of voters to decide who will represent them should be protected The voters made their say clear more than two months ago.
“Assemblywoman-elect Mosquera meets the requirements of office under a federal court ruling more than a decade ago. Her background and experience will be valuable additions to the New Jersey General Assembly. Let’s get past the legal squabbles and respect the will of the voters.”