Assemblywoman Annette Quijano to Chair Homeland Security Panel

“A representative of one of our largest port cities, with proximity to one of the nation’s busiest airports, she fully understands the importance of homeland security to the safety and well-being of our residents.

–NJ Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver

6a00d83451b91969e20120a9635b11970b-320wiDemocrats choose Quijano

Union County Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Elizabeth) will be the new Chairwoman of the Assembly Homeland Security Committee.

The panel’s responsibilities include oversight of issues pertaining to counter-terrorosim, port security, emergency responders, and (as the name suggests) general homeland security. It’s a powerful position with a lot on the line.

Quijano takes the gavel from Fred Scalera who left office after a half-term to go spend time with a better paying job. Rounding out the panel are Democrats Gordon Johnson (co-chair), John Burzichelli and Vince Prieto and Republicans David Russo and Robert Schroeder.

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