Prieto to Take Oath as Speaker, Greenwald To Return as Majority Leader & New Assembly Members to Be Sworn Into Office
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, January 10, 2014, 11:32 AM EST
Hudson County’s Prieto to Become Assembly Speaker, Democrats Mazzeo, Pinkin, Garcia, Mukherji & Lagana to Join Assembly
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto will take the oath as the new General Assembly Speaker, Lou Greenwald will take the oath again as Assembly majority leader and new members elected in November will take their oaths when the Assembly reorganizes on Tuesday.
The Tuesday, Jan. 14 proceedings will take place at noon in the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial near the State House in Trenton.
The membership of the Democratic caucus in November designated Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) to lead the People’s House. The Secaucus resident will be the 170th Speaker and the second Cuban American to hold the post.
The caucus also designated Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) to return for a second stint as Majority Leader.
The 80 Assembly members will be sworn to two-year terms, including new members elected in November. For the Assembly Democrats the new members are:
• Vincent Mazzeo of the 2nd District in Atlantic County;
• Nancy Pinkin of the 18th District in Middlesex County;
• Carmelo Garcia and Raj Mukherji of the 33rd District in Hudson County;
• Joe Lagana of the 38th District in Bergen and Passaic counties.
A section of the balcony will be reserved for print media. Broadcast media and news photographers may use the rear side aisles of the orchestra section.