Assemblyman Reed Gusciora got his start in New Jersey state politics working on the 1989 gubernatorial campaign of the late Barbara Boggs Sigmund. Prior to that, he attended Seton Hall Law School earning his J.D. in 1988. He studied international relations at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he worked his way through college at the Library of Congress. After graduation, he worked on Capitol Hill in the congressional offices of U.S. Representatives Andy Ireland (D-FL) and the late Mike Synar (D-OK).
Mr. Gusciora is serving his eighth term in the General Assembly. Currently the Assemblyman serves as Vice Chairman of the Environment Committee and a member of the Judiciary Committee. Gusciora is also sits on the Joint State Leasing and Space Utilization Committee and the Governor’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS .
Assemblyman Gusciora sponsored the law requiring the State to adopt California “Clean Car” standards for the sale of low emission vehicles; the law mandating that electronic voting machines produce voter-verified paper records; the law eliminating the 100 year old law placing liens on psychiatric patients at state institutions; the law that changed the legal standard in child custody cases to protect the health and well being of a child when abuse has occurred; and the law that streamlines developmentally disabled services through the Departments of Health, Human Services and Education.
In the previous legislative session, Gusciora’s bill to ban cigarette smoking in bars and restaurants was signed into law by then Acting Governor Richard Codey. Recently, Reed was instrumental in the passage of legislation to establish a needle exchange program to which he was a co-prime sponsor. Gusciora’s bill to impose a death penalty moratorium was also signed into law.
Not one to shy away from controversy, Assemblyman Gusciora was the prime sponsor of the measure to allow for the medicinal use of marijuana. He was also the prime sponsor of the recently enacted bill to mandate the recycling of computers and televisions.
Assemblyman Gusciora was born March 27, 1960, in Passaic. He attended public schools in Jamesburg and graduated from Jamesburg High School in 1978. He is currently a resident of Princeton Borough in the Jackson-Witherspoon neighborhood. He is a member of the Spirit of Princeton Parade Committee and Board Member of the Princeton YMCA. Mr. Gusciora practices law.
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