The new Assemblywoman’s mentor

Former Newark Deputy Mayor Evelyn Williams was sworn in today as the new Assemblywoman from the 28th district, taking the seat held by the late Donald Tucker. Williams briefly addressed the Assembly after taking the oath; among those she thanked was Jackie Mattison, who had served in the Assembly until his 1997 bribery conviction Mattison, who was Chief of Staff to Sharpe James, had over $150,000 in cash hidden under the floorboards of his home. Mattison (aka Federal Prisoner #19139-050) served nearly three years in a federal prison.

The new Assemblywoman’s mentor