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 [email protected] 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. 

New Mobile Office Hours!

I am happy to announce that my staff will be holding Mobile Office Hours!  We will be in South Brunswick, Somerville, and Flemington/Raritan over the next few weeks.  If you have any concerns, or would just like to stop by and meet our staff, please join us!  Details can be obtained below, or by calling 609-454-3147.   


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New Office Hours!

As a representative of the 16th District, I believe it's important for you to know that when you call, we will pick up the phone.  To that end, I am happy to announce that we will be expanding our office's hours!  We hope this expansion will help those who who may not be able to make it in during normal business hours have an opportunity to get in touch with me and my staff if necessary.   

Our new hours will be:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday, from 8:30am to 7:00pm

As always, we welcome your visit, whether it is for help with a state agency, to share your concerns about key issues, or simply to stop by and say hello.  

I look forward to seeing you soon!


NJ Transit Contingency Plan For Rail Stoppage

I have been alerted of NJ Transit's Alternative Service Plan for Possible Rail Stoppage.  Please find the plan, from NJ Transit, below.  In the event of a suspension of NJ Transit Rail Service, please be advised of these alternate methods of transportation - and try to avoid travelling if you can.  Stay safe and have a great weekend!  


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