Congratulations to Eric Munoz, a trauma surgeon, five-term Assemblyman, and the smartest member of the New Jersey Legislature, according to PolitickerNJ.com readers. Munoz won the Smartest Legislator Tournament, where over 100,000 votes were cast during six rounds over the last two weeks.
Munoz, 6who was the #4 seed, defeated Barbara Buono in Round 1, John Wisniewski in Round 3, Charlotte Vandervalk in the Sweet Sixteen, Mary Pat Angelini in a controversial Elite Eight that was marred by the presence of a computer robot who cast thousands of votes for Angelini, Bob Gordon in the Final Four, and Pamela Rosen Lampitt in the final round.
A 60-year-old Republican from Union County, Munoz is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and he received an MBA from Columbia University. He served as a Summit City Councilman before his election to thMe State Assembly in a 2001 special election convention.