Codey Appoints Weinberg To Fill Vacancy On Senate Judiciary Committee

State Senator Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, speaks during her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate Chambers.

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) today announced the appointment of Senator Loretta Weinberg to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senator Weinberg will fill the vacancy that will be created when Senator John H. Adler (D-Cherry Hill) leaves to join Congress and current committee member Senator Paul A. Sarlo (D-Bergen, Passaic, Essex) ascends to Senator Adler’s position as Judiciary Committee Chair.

“Loretta Weinberg is an ideal choice for the Senate Judiciary Committee,” said Senator Codey. “Few members rival her passion and commitment to justice and equality. She brings with her an independent spirit and nuanced approach to government that will help ensure a thorough vetting of all gubernatorial nominees, particularly judicial candidates.”

“I’d like to thank Senator Codey for selecting me to sit on a committee that plays such an important role in keeping the system of checks and balances alive in our state,” said Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen). “I do not take this appointment lightly and I look forward to working with my colleagues on a committee that is responsible for ensuring justice for the people of New Jersey.”

Senator Weinberg’s seat on the committee will become effective when Sen. Adler departs to join Congress. Senator Weinberg will retain her Vice Chairmanship of both the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and the Senate State Government Committee.

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