Nancy Munoz sworn into office

Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz (R-Summit) assumed the oath of office in the Statehouse today, taking the place of her husband, Assemblyman Eric Munoz, who died of a heart condition last month.

“I am eager to continue the strong tradition of honest and dedicated public service that is the hallmark of legislators, both past and present, who represent the 21st District,” Munoz said in a statement. “I will bring the same principles and dedication to the Legislature as my husband. I look forward to contributing to the effort in making New Jersey a better place to live and work.”

Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce (R-Parsippany) named Munoz, a clinical nurse by training, to serve on the Assembly’s Health & Senior Services and Human Services Committees.

“While the issue of access to healthcare is a high priority, there are many challenges taxpayers in New Jersey are facing,” said Munoz, who’s running with Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) in the June 2nd Republican Primary. “It is my goal to help find solutions to these problems. I appreciate the opportunity to serve in the General Assembly and be a voice for the people in District 21.”

Long Hill Mayor George Vitureira and Long Hill School Board member Bruce Meringolo are also vying in the GOP Primary.

Nancy Munoz sworn into office