Schaer, Jasey, Johnson & Zwicker Bill to Help Spur Innovation & Economic Growth through Higher Ed & Business Partnerships Clears Assembly Committee

"Our institutions of higher education, our businesses and our industries have a stake in the growth and prosperity of our state," said Zwicker (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon). "The brainpower is there. Let's tap into that wealth of knowledge and build a culture of innovation will make not just our economy, but our higher education institutions and our industries stronger."


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Zwicker: Halt PennEast Pipeline!


 "The pipeline proposal represents a lack of respect for the rule of law, utter disregard for New Jersey's natural resources and an assault on the ownership of private property. Considering the fundamental right of individual landowners to retain their properties and the fundamental responsibility of the state to protect our waterways, wildlife and open space, it would be irresponsible to move forward with this project." 

View my letter to FERC in opposition of the PennEast Pipeline.

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Presidential Politics Inspires New Political Club at Mercer

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New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (right) takes a selfie with MCCC Democrats president Dan Hurley (front left) and members of the club during a visit to the West Windsor Campus

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Campaigning Like a Physicist

As I come upon my first 100 days in office, I’ve been reflecting on the time we spent campaigning.  As this article explains, my campaign was reliant on statistical modeling, which provided the evidence we used to pinpoint the voters most likely to vote for me. We allowed the evidence to guide us – and this is the same approach I have been using to legislate.

- Andrew

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Mosquera, Moriarty, Lagana & Zwicker Bill to Help Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Victims Seek Justice against their Abusers Continues Advancing

"This is the right thing to do for victims who have already suffered too much," said Zwicker (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex). "We need to take whatever humane steps we can if there's a substantial likelihood that the witness would suffer severe emotional or mental distress if required to testify in open court."

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McKeon, Prieto, Wimberly, Zwicker & Greenwald Bill to Create Statewide Gun Buyback Program Approved by Assembly

The bill (A-2374) would require the New Jersey Attorney General to establish a statewide gun buyback program, which would allow New Jersey citizens to voluntarily and anonymously surrender firearms and weapons in their possession in exchange for a monetary reward.

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Eustace, Sumter, Downey, Wimberly, Danielsen, Jimenez & Zwicker Bill to Keep Guns Away from Serious Criminal Offenders Clears General Assembly

The bill (A-2443) would add carjacking, gang criminality, racketeering, terroristic threat and unlawful possession of a machine gun or handgun convictions to the list of crimes that under current law would prohibit an individual from purchasing or owning a gun in the state.

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Join Me At Relay for Life 4/16!

I hope you will join my Relay for Life team on April 16th at Raritan Valley Community College!  More information below, or by going to: 


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Zwicker Honors Fire Fighters who aided Hillsborough

MANVILLE – On Saturday evening, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker joined a grateful Hillsborough community to say “Thank You” to hundreds of Fire Fighters who helped to put out a warehouse fire in February.

The fire at Veteran’s Industrial Park began on February 11th, and continued into February 12th, shutting down route 206, and destroying two 240,000 square foot buildings.  The five-alarm fire drew more than 500 firefighters, from 107 different departments, and involved more than 200 emergency vehicles. 

Derek R. Basista of Charity Events Group donated his time and expertise to help put together the benefit dinner.  In addition to Assemblyman Zwicker, speakers included Rep. Leonard Lance; Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli; Hillsborough Mayor Frank DelCore; Manville Mayor Richard Onderko; and Hillsborough Fire Commissioners Bruce Vatter, John Catrombon Jr. and Patrick Buckley.

“At the sound of an alarm, these extraordinary men and women put their lives on the line for the safety of our community,” Zwicker said.  “It is fitting that we spend this evening thanking them for all that they do every day.” 

Assemblymen Zwicker and Ciattarelli also presented Joint Senate and Assembly Resolutions to the Fire Departments, as well as to the family of Doris W. Flatley, recognizing her 35 years of service to Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #3 on Woods Road.  Flately, who was the first female fire officer in Hillsborough, died on March 17th.          

Danielsen & Zwicker to Co-Host Job Fair

Assemblymen Joe Danielsen and Andrew Zwicker will co-host a job fair on April 13 in Somerset.

The event will be held at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the free event and network with more than 70 recruiters for opportunities with public and private entities within the Central Jersey region. 

"Many of our residents who remain unemployed or underemployed know that their skills and experience can be a real asset in the right workplace," said Danielsen (D-Middlesex/Somerset). "New Jersey has a well-educated and well-trained population looking for opportunities to work and support their families here, and the representatives who will be at the job fair want to give them a chance." 

"A job is about more than taking home a paycheck. We have highly knowledgeable and well-qualified men and women who want the opportunity to use their skills to make positive contributions to society," said Zwicker (D-Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex/Somerset). "This job fair will be a win-win for individuals looking for jobs and for employers looking for talent."

Employers interested in participating may contact Dolores Alfieri via email at or by phone at 732-247-3999.

Job seekers may RSVP here. Note, however, that no RSVP is required for attendance.


Original Article may be viewed here.