(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Sterley Stanley (D-Middlesex) took the oath of office on Wednesday to represent the 18th Legislative District. He is the first South Asian from Middlesex County in the New Jersey General Assembly. Stanley has succeeded Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, who has been recently elected Middlesex County Clerk.
“It is a true privilege to represent the people of District 18 and the State of New Jersey,” said Assemblyman Sterley Stanley. “I am committed to serving the residents and I look forward to working with my Assembly colleagues to best address the needs of this wonderful, diverse district and state. It is important, to me, to ensure all voices are heard so that we can work together in harmony and maintain a strong, united community.”
Stanley, previously a two-term Councilman was born in India and immigrated to Brooklyn at a young age. For the last 21 years, he has called East Brunswick home where he has been working in the finance industry as a title and life insurance agent, as well as, a mortgage broker.
During his time as councilman, Stanley’s efforts to help establish a redevelopment agency were well received by the Township. Through town halls and other collaborative means, he has always encouraged residents to actively participate in the process. Working with residents has always been a priority for him.
Another collaborative initiative led him to work with the Department of Police to strengthen the dialogue around the cultural diversity within the community. This effort has continued to build a stronger, more open line of communication.
Stanley says, “I take pride as a public servant. I will continue to strive to seek out different perspectives and solutions to the needs of the residents of the 18th District and the entire State of New Jersey.”