Mejia, Jimenez, & Chaparro recognized for service by Legislative Latino Caucus


Former Assembly members Pedro Mejia, Angelica Jimenez, and Annette Chaparro were among four recognized for their service by the Legislative Latino Caucus.

Former Assemblyman Pedro Mejia (D-32). Screenshot via YouTube.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“The Legislative Latino Caucus has become a strong and united force for good, and for positive and meaningful public policy initiatives over these last several years in the halls of Trenton, and in the lives all New Jerseyans, particularly those constituents and households represented by members of our caucus,” they said in a joint statement.

“Thus we are proud to honor these outgoing members of the Legislature, including Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Assemblywoman Angelica M. Jimenez, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, and Assemblyman Pedro Mejia, and to thank them for their meritorious service for the State of New Jersey.”

The outgoing members were recognized with a New Jersey State Resolution (sponsored by LLC Members) as well as a presentation of an acrylic plaque commemorating their service in the Legislature.

The award was presented to each member by the following Legislative Latino Caucus members: state Senators Nellie Pou (D-35, the chair); Teresa Ruiz (D-29), and Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-5), as well as Assemblywomen Annette Quijano (D-20), Eliana Pintor-Marin (D-29), and Yvonne Lopez (D-19).

“Latinos in New Jersey represent an important and growing cultural and economic segment of our diverse state. We have become strong, vital and effective leaders across professional levels, and also made a definitive mark as public servants,” the Latino caucus added.

“We will greatly miss these colleagues, their wise counsel and support, and perhaps most of all, their lasting friendships. Our legislature, our caucus, and our state are better for their sacrifice, and tireless commitment to the people and communities they serve.”

Mejia and Jimenez are succeeded by Julio Marenco and Gabriel Rodriguez in the 32nd Legislative District, while John Allen steps in for Chaparro in the 33rd Legislative District.

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  1. Who did Ravi Bhalla push to replace Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro with?

    First, he tried to unseat her with the wife of Jason Freeman but Senator Brian Stack said no. So Ravi said again, hey, how about a nice white woman of privilege, Jason Freeman’s wife. Stack was more annoyed and said no.

    So then Ravi then pushed Chaparro out with his flunky, John Allan, a white privileged lawyer.

    The Legislative Latino Caucus failed to make note of it.