(TRENTON) – Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley (D-Union) was recently appointed to serve on the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee.

“I am humbled and honored that Speaker Craig Coughlin has selected me to serve on this influential yet vital committee with Chairman Conaway and Vice-Chairwoman Pinkin,” said Holley. “I look forward to working with my fellow committee-members to help solve some of New Jersey’s most pressing issues, like the need to clean up our water, widespread depression and suicide, homelessness, obesity, pressing health concerns and making New Jersey the best place for seniors, children and families to live in the country.”

Assemblyman Holley can add this to his extensive list of political achievements, from becoming the youngest chief of staff in the New Jersey legislature at the time, to becoming the youngest mayor in Roselle’s history, to being commissioned by the New Jersey Democratic State Committee in 2004 to serving as a member of the Affirmative Action and Outreach Committee for the Democratic National Convention and currently serving as the first African American Assemblyman to represent Legislative District 20 which covers the City of Elizabeth, Borough of Roselle, Township of Hillside, and the Townships of Union.

“There is much work to do, and I am ready to delve into issues that affect every-day New Jerseyans. I love to serve my state, and I’m so excited to be able to expand my service.”

Assemblyman Holley also serves as the vice-chairman of the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee.