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Bonnie Watson Coleman

U.S. Representative, District 12

Bonnie Watson Coleman is serving her fourth term in the United States House of Representatives, the continuation of a career in public service advocating for the needs of New Jersey families and the equitable treatment of all people. The first Black woman to represent New Jersey in Congress, Watson Coleman is a member of the

Kristin Corrado

NJ State Senator, District 40

Senator Kristin M. Corrado was sworn in for her first term in the New Jersey Senate in 2017. A life-long resident of the Borough of Totowa, Senator Corrado represents the 40th Legislative District, which includes portions of Passaic, Bergen, Essex, and Morris Counties. Serving as the Republican Conference Leader in the State Senate, Sen. Corrado

Alyssa Dawson

Chief of Staff to NJ State Senator Holly Schepisi

Alyssa Dawson, a 27-year old Westwood, NJ resident, currently serves as Chief of Staff to our State’s newest Senator, Holly Schepisi (NJ District 39). Alyssa served as the youngest councilwoman in New Jersey in 2018 after being appointed to finish an unexpired term in her hometown. In 2019, she ran on the Republican ticket for a seat

Aura Dunn

NJ Assemblywoman, District 25

Aura Dunn was appointed to fill the Assembly seat vacated by now-Sen. Anthony Bucco in 2019, and a year later won the special election in the 25th Legislative District. Assemblywoman Dunn serves on the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development, Human Services, and Women and Children Committees as well as the Women’s Re-entry Commission. She also

Lauren Lalicon

Policy Director, Office of First Lady Tammy Murphy

Lauren Lalicon is a first-generation Filipino American, born and raised in New Jersey. She currently serves as the Policy Director to First Lady Tammy Murphy of New Jersey. As Policy Director, Lauren helps to craft the First Lady’s policy agenda regarding maternal and infant health, K-12 climate change education, and fostering women-owned businesses. She previously

Toral Patel

Co-chair, South Asian American Caucus

Toral Patel is a proud second generation Indian American born and raised in New Jersey. Toral’s civic engagement and involvement in local, state and federal politics goes back almost 20 years. As the Deputy Director of Ethnic & Minority Affairs under Governor James E. McGreevey, Toral built this newly created office dedicated to harnessing the

Nellie Pou

NJ State Senator, District 35

Ms. Pou was elected to the Senate in 2011 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017. She served in the Assembly from Jan. 29, 1997, when she was sworn to fill a vacancy, until her rise to the Senate. She was the first woman and the first Latina elected to represent the 35th Legislative District. For over 23

Ginger Gold Schnitzer

Executive Director, Guarini Institute For Government and Leadership

Ginger Gold Schnitzer is the Executive Director of the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership at Saint Peter’s University which is dedicated to inspiring and training the next generation of policy makers, elected officials, and engaged citizens. Additionally, in July of 2020 she was appointed to serve as Director of the Master of Public Administration

Britnee Timberlake

NJ Assemblywoman, District 34

In 2018, Britnee N. Timberlake was sworn in to serve as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 34th Legislative District, comprised of Clifton, East Orange, Orange, and Montclair. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Community Development and Affairs Committee and a member of the Housing Committee. Timberlake is the youngest state

Loretta Weinberg

NJ Senate Majority Leader, District 37

Loretta Weinberg was elected to the New Jersey State Senate (District 37) in November 2005. She is currently the Senate majority leader and also serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She is vice chair of the Legislative Oversight Committee and co-chair of the select legislative committee investigating “Bridgegate.” She also sits on the New Jersey