Assemblyman Christopher Tully (D-Bergen, Passaic) has been named the new Science, Innovation and Technology Committee Chair by Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin for the 2022-2023 legislative session. Entering his third term as an Assembly member, the Assemblyman will also serve as a Deputy Majority Leader, Vice Chair of the Aging and Senior Services Committee, and member of the Health Committee.
“The Science, Innovation and Technology Committee was created to help cultivate jobs in the innovation sector and promote the STEM fields in our state,” said Assembly Speaker Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “We have made significant progress in achieving these goals, and I am confident this committee will continue to pass groundbreaking legislation to advance New Jersey under the skillful leadership of Assemblyman Tully.”
Tully has served in the Assembly since 2018, representing residents of Bergenfield, Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hasbrouck Heights, Hawthorne, Lodi, Maywood, New Milford, Oradell, Paramus, River Edge, Rochelle Park, and Saddle Brook in Bergen and Passaic Counties.
Tully brings years of experience as a public servant, having served as Council President in his hometown of Bergenfield and as District Director to Congressman Josh Gottheimer. He is also a former aide to Senator Frank Lautenberg and Governor Dick Codey.
His public experience and his prior professional experience as a technical recruiter have provided Tully with valuable insight into the technological needs of government and industry, and how innovation can move our economy and state forward.
“I am honored to have been chosen as this committee’s Chairman for the 220th legislative session,” said Assemblyman Tully. “The work of this committee is essential to moving our state forward and embracing scientific and technological innovations as they grow exponentially each year. I look forward to working with my fellow committee members to listen and learn from experts and stakeholders so that we may continue to grow in these areas.”