(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin has named Assemblyman William Spearman (D-Camden, Gloucester) to chair the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee for the new legislative session.
Spearman will lead the committee responsible for reviewing legislation dealing with police, fire and management services, public safety regulations, and legal ramifications of crimes.
“Assemblyman Spearman has been a dynamic asset for the New Jersey Assembly,” said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “Bill’s ability to find helpful solutions will be vital toward the progress of public safety in our state. I am confident that he will continue to work with constituents, hear from advocates, and help our Law and Public Safety Committee create influential legislation.”
Born and raised in Camden, Spearman has been a lifelong resident where he previously served as a city councilman dealing with important issues concerning law and public safety
“I am beyond grateful that Speaker Coughlin has entrusted me to become chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee,” said Spearman. “Public safety is simply a part of everyday life for our residents and not an issue that I take lightly. With my fellow committee members, we will continue to work diligently to ensure that our municipalities have the resources necessary to keep our neighborhoods safe.”
Spearman joined the New Jersey General Assembly in 2018 and currently serves as Operations Manager for the Camden Housing Authority. Additionally, Assemblyman Spearman is currently the Camden County Improvement Authority Commissioner.
For his contributions toward improving Camden County, Spearman received the 2019 Camden County Freedom Medal which is an award presented to civic leaders who demonstrate ideals and actions that reflect the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.