TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Assembly likely will have a new leader in January.
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto of Hudson County is in line to succeed Speaker Sheila Oliver in the chamber’s top spot. Prieto and Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald released a joint statement Tuesday announcing they had support from 41 fellow Democrats.
The Assembly will take a formal vote on leadership at a reorganization meeting to start the next legislative session. There’s been no comment yet from Oliver, who has been speaker for four years.
The Assembly is composed of 48 Democrats and 32 Republicans. And the Nov. 5 re-election is not expected to yield many changes.
Senate President Steve Sweeney of Gloucester County and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg of Bergen County are expected to remain in their leadership posts.
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