|Newly sworn-in Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak (D-18) of Edison has been appointed by Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32) to serve on two Assembly committees as he begins his first term representing the 18th Legislative District.
Karabinchak will serve on the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee and the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.
“I’m honored that Speaker Prieto has chosen me to serve on two committees that make vital decisions about the future of New Jersey,” said Karabinchak (D-Middlesex). “As a small business owner and a member of the Edison Chamber of Commerce, I know that New Jersey’s consumers are the backbone of our economy. I also know that sustainable business practices and green jobs have to be part of our model for a stronger economic outlook.
“These two committees fundamentally are about making sure our residents have the best quality of life possible, and I’m committed to working with my colleagues toward that end.”
Karabinchak was sworn into the Assembly in May after being selected to fill the seat vacated by Senator Patrick Diegnan, who assumed that office after Peter Barnes III was named a superior court judge.
After eight years in various roles within local government – including seats on the Edison Board of Adjustments, the Edison Zoning Board, the Edison Fair Rental Housing Board and the Middlesex County Utilities Authority – Karabinchak was first appointed to the Edison Township Council in 2007. While on the council, where he remained until being selected to join the Assembly, he served multiple terms as council president and was a member of the Finance Committee.
Karabinchak, who is married with three adult children, also has served the Edison community as a youth soccer and baseball coach. He is the president of Tri-Form Construction, a construction management firm he has owned for more than 30 years.