Assembly Dems rally behind Vincent Prieto for 2nd term as speaker

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Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) looks like he’s on his way to his second two-year term at the post, given that 48 members of the Democratic caucus have issued a vote of confidence for him.¬†

Vincent Prieto

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The Assembly Dems issued the following statement praising Prieto’s work as Assembly Speaker, a position he was elected to in November 2013:

“The past two years have brought many challenges, successes and accomplishments to the General Assembly,” the statement says.

“In presiding over the General Assembly during this period, Speaker Vincent Prieto has demonstrated his leadership ability by facing each challenge with the grace, compassion and determination expected of a great leader.”

The group also supports re-electing Assemblyman Lou Greenwald (D-6) as the majority leader, as well as bringing back Assemblyman Gary Schaer (D-36) as the budget chairman.

“The next legislative session will bring an entirely new set of challenges and issues confronting our state.”

“In the interest of continuing the leadership that has taken place over the last two years of new ideas, new energy and new advocacy for the principles of the Democratic Party, we hereby express our support for our leadership team in the General Assembly of Assemblyman Vincent Prieto as Speaker, Assemblyman Lou Greenwald as Majority Leader and Assemblyman Gary Schaer as Budget Chairman for the next legislative session in January 2016.”

The full list of Dems interested in keeping the same leadership, which includes Prieto and his running mate Assemblywoman Angelica Jimenez (D-32), is as follows:

Robert Andrzejczak, District 1

 

Vincent Mazzeo, District 2

 

John Burzichelli, District 3

 

Adam Taliaferro, District 3

 

Paul Moriarty, District 4

 

Gabriela Mosquera, District 4

 

Patricia Jones, District 5

 

Arthur Barclay, District 5

 

Pamela Lampitt, District 6

 

Louis Greenwald, District 6

 

Herb Conaway, District 7

 

Troy Singleton, District 7

 

Wayne DeAngelo, District 14

 

Daniel Benson, District 14

 

Reed Gusciora, District 15

 

Elizabeth Maher Muoio, District 15

 

Joseph Egan, District 17

 

Joseph Danielsen, District 17

 

Patrick Diegnan, District 18

 

Nancy Pinkin, District 18

 

John Wisniewski, District 19

 

Craig Coughlin, District 19

 

Annette Quijano, District 20

 

Jamel Holley, District 20

 

Jerry Green, District 22

 

James Kennedy, District 22

 

John McKeon, District 27

 

Mila Jasey, District 27

 

Ralph Caputo, District 28

 

Cleopatra Tucker, District 28

 

L. Grace Spencer, District 29

 

Eliana Pintor Marin, District 29

 

Nicholas Chiaravalloti, District 31

 

Angela McKnight, District 31

 

Raj Mukherji, District 33

 

Annette Chaparro, District 33

 

Sheila Oliver, 34

 

Thomas Giblin, District 34

 

Benjie Wimberly, District 35

 

Shavonda Sumter, District 35

 

Gary Schaer, District 36

 

Marlene Caride, District 36

 

Gordon Johnson, District 37

 

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, District 37

 

Timothy Eustace, District 38

 

Joseph Lagana, District 38