Both Assembly Republicans appointed to fill vacated seats within the last year were confirmed by their constituencies in November, Save Jerseyans.
Now they’ll fill the rest of their respective predecessors unexpired terms until the entire New Jersey General Assembly is on the ballot next fall. Both were sworn in today at the State House.
Betty Lou DeCroce, who replaced her late husband Alex DeCroce in the relatively safe 26th Legislative District, stated her belief that “Alex would be happy that I am able to serve the public as he proudly did for over 20 years.”
Donna Simon had a much tougher fight to hold on to the late Pete Biondi’s seat in LD16, winning by well under 1.5k votes. After taking the oath of office, Simon assured constituents that she remained “committed to representing the interests of taxpayers and will be a strong advocate on their behalf in Trenton.”
The General Assembly is currently comprised of 48 Democrats and 32 Republicans… not that you needed me to tell you, Save Jerseyans. If you ever forget who runs the legislature, just look at your property tax bill.