Pennington resident Elizabeth Maher Muoio assumed the oath of office Thursday as the newest legislative representative for the 15th district.
Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) did the honors.
Muoio will take the seat vacated by former Assemblywoman (and now U.S. Rep.) Bonnie Watson Coleman.
“Assemblywoman Muoio comes to the Assembly after years of experience in municipal and county government,” said Prieto. “Her institutional knowledge of government and Mercer County will make her a strong advocate for the residents of the 15th legislative district.”
Muoio served on the Pennington Borough Council for four years and the Mercer County Freeholder Board for seven years. She currently serves as the Mercer County economic development director and is chair of the Mercer County Democratic Committee.
“It is an honor and a privilege to represent the residents of Mercer County and Hunterdon County in the General Assembly,” said Muoio. “I look forward to applying what I have learned as a public servant and administrator, and working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make New Jersey a more optimal place for families to raise their children and businesses to invest in.”
Muoio will join Assemblyman Reed Gusciora in representing East Amwell, Ewing, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, Lambertville, Lawrence, Pennington, Trenton, West Amwell and West Windsor.
A graduate of Wesleyan University, the assemblywoman earned her law degree from Georgetown University while working in Washington, DC, first in constituent services and later as Legislative Director for Texas Congressman Jack Brooks.