SENATOR SANDRA CUNNINGHAM

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  • SAKEEMA M. JAMES, CHIEF OF STAFF
  • MILAGROS “MILLE” PERALTA, SCHEDULER

31st Legislative District

Sandra Bolden Cunningham was sworn to the Senate seat to fill a vacancy on Nov. 8, 2007. Two days prior to joining the Senate, she was elected to a full term that began in January, 2008. She was re-elected in 2011, 2013 and 2017.

Bills sponsored by the senator signed into law banned criminal background questions from job application forms and made it easier for certain offenders to have their records expunged.

Senator Cunningham was born Sept. 4, 1950, in Newark, where she attended public schools. She is a graduate of Bloomfield College and New York University School of Continuing Education’s Finance, Law and Taxation Program. She was founder and executive director of the Sandra and Glenn D. Cunningham Foundation, an agency that provided approximately $250,000 in educational support to more than 200 students entering college prior to closing its doors in 2017.

The senator is a former executive director of the Hudson County Bar Association. As a deputy director of the the Metropolitan Ecumenical Ministry she started programs to expand the role of the church in the community.

Senate Select Committee on Economic Growth Strategies Final Report
  BOB SMITH Chair   JOSEPH PENNACCHIO Vice-Chair   NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ DAWN ADDIEGO JOSEPH LAGANA DECLAN J. O’SCANLON    ...
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Sweeney Plan Would Provide Stable Financial Support to NJ Transit
Proposal would dedicate $500 million from Corporate Business Tax, NJ Turnpike and Clean Energy Fund   Trenton – Senate President...
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Senate Select Committee on Economic Growth Strategies Final Report
  BOB SMITH Chair   JOSEPH PENNACCHIO Vice-Chair   NILSA CRUZ-PEREZ DAWN ADDIEGO JOSEPH LAGANA DECLAN J. O’SCANLON    ...
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Sweeney Plan Would Provide Stable Financial Support to NJ Transit
Proposal would dedicate $500 million from Corporate Business Tax, NJ Turnpike and Clean Energy Fund   Trenton – Senate President...
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Madden, Sweeney Bill to Extend Prevailing Wage Standards to Certain Industries Clears Senate
Trenton – Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred Madden and Senate President Steve Sweeney, which would require owners of stationary sources...
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The NCAA model is a scam. Let players earn a wage | Editorial
Star-Ledger Editorial Board | February 17, 2020 | NJ Advance Media | Selection Sunday is just weeks away, which means...
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Singleton: NJ ‘gig’ workers need portable benefits
David Levinsky | February 17, 2020 | Burlington County Times | Legislation introduced by Sen. Troy Singleton, D-7 of Delran,...
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