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  Cruz-Perez, Nilsa
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AffiliationDemocratic  
  2017-01-01  
 
NameNilsa Cruz-Perez
Address222 Nassau Dr S
Haddonfield, New Jersey , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 21, 1961 (58 years)
Contributor*crickets chirp*
Last Modifedbmarotta
Aug 21, 2019 11:14am
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InfoMs. Cruz-Perez joined the Senate in December 2014, filling a vacancy, and won a special election in 2015 to complete the term. She won a full term in 2017. She served in the Assembly from 1995 to 2010.

The senator was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. She studied at the University of Puerto Rico while working for the Popular Democratic Party. In 1981, she joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Mainz, Germany. She continued her education while in the military by studying at the U.S. Quartermaster School, Big Bend Community College, Temple University and the University of Maryland’s overseas division. She was honorably discharged in 1987.

Senator Cruz-Perez moved to Camden in 1991 and became an executive assistant to the vice president of Cooper’s Ferry Development Association. In 1993, she became an executive assistant to the mayor of Camden. From 1998 to 2013, she was the outreach and community coordinator for the Camden County Improvement Authority. At the time of her assent to the Senate, she was in charge of the Camden County Department of Constituent Services and the Office of Hispanic Affairs.

The Senator has served on numerous volunteer boards including the Rutgers University Board of Directors, Camden County Democratic Committee, and the South Jersey Eye Center. She sponsored laws to improve Camden’s operations and economy, enhance state and legislative ethical standards, establish a body armor grant program for sheriff departments, and allow public housing projects to evict residents convicted of certain crimes.

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  01/14/2020 NJ Senate Budget Committee Seat 2 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/14/2020 NJ Senate Economic Affairs Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ State Senate Select Economic Growth Stratagies Committee Won 20.00% (+0.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ Senate Budget Committee Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ State Senate Economic Growth Committee Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/09/2018 NJ State Senate Select Economic Growth Stratagies Committee Won 16.67% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2017 NJ State Senate 05 Won 66.06% (+33.15%)
  11/03/2015 NJ State Senate 05 - Special Election Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/13/2014 NJ State Senate 05 - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2007 NJ General Assembly 05 Won 29.30% (+0.00%)
  06/05/2007 NJ General Assembly 05 - D Primary Won 47.52% (+0.00%)
  01/03/2006 Assistant Majority Leader Won 20.00% (+0.00%)
  11/08/2005 NJ General Assembly 05 Won 42.49% (+0.00%)
  06/14/2005 Camden, NJ Mayor - Runoff Lost 46.84% (-6.32%)
  05/10/2005 Camden, NJ Mayor Won 39.55% (+9.78%)
  01/03/2004 Assistant Majority Leader Won 25.00% (+0.00%)
  11/04/2003 NJ General Assembly 05 Won 30.47% (+0.00%)
  11/06/2001 NJ State Assembly 05 Won 40.13% (+0.00%)
  06/26/2001 NJ General Assembly 05 - D Primary Won 46.15% (+0.00%)
  11/02/1999 NJ General Assembly 05 Won 38.80% (+0.00%)
  11/04/1997 NJ General Assembly 05 Won 39.43% (+0.00%)
  11/07/1995 NJ General Assembly 05 Won 31.54% (+0.00%)
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  01/14/2020 NJ State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Chair Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  01/28/2019 NJ State Senate Select Economic Growth Stratagies Committee Won 0.00% (-100.00%)
  04/04/2018 NJ State Senate Select Economic Growth Stratagies Committee Won 0.00% (-100.00%)
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