January 26, 2022


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“I fully support the appointment of Laura Matos as a member of the New Jersey Apportionment Commission. Commissioner Matos has an extensive background that will add much value to her new role and adds much needed diversity to the Commission. She has continuously been an advocate for issues that impact cities like Newark and has worked to improve the lives of the people that need it the most. The Apportionment Commission is responsible for redrawing the lines of New Jersey’s 40 legislative districts, from which 40 Senators and 80 members of the General Assembly are elected, and are vital roles for the future of our entire state. As Newark is the state’s largest city, I can confidently say that this was the right move at the right time when there is so much at stake for communities across New Jersey. We all must work together to ensure that our future is one of promise. I have the utmost confidence in the Commissioner’s ability to create a fairer, more representative map and an even stronger state for us all and I wish her much success in her role.”