Joe Vas, record setter

Congratulations to Assemblyman Joseph Vas (D-Perth Amboy), who becomes the first sitting legislator to be indicted by both federal and state grand juries under the current State Constitution. The state indictment of Mims Hackett (D-Orange) came after his arrest on federal corruption charges and after his resignation from the State Assembly.

Vas, who spent eighteen years as Mayor of Perth Amboy before Wilda Diaz ousted him in 2008, has rebuffed calls for his resignation. Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts has already stripped him of his leadership posts and committee chairmanship.

 

Joe Vas, record setter