Murphy Nominates Liz Muoio of Pennington for Treasurer

Governor-elect Phil Murphy today announced the nomination of Assemblywoman Liz Muoio (D-15) to the position of State Treasurer. Muoio would be only the second woman confirmed by the Senate as New Jersey State Treasurer – a position that has been in existence since 1776. This is Governor-elect Murphy’s second cabinet nomination.

“We must return to being the state we once were not so many years ago: Fiscally responsible, honest, and respected, while standing for all the right things,” Murphy said. “We also need to grow our economy, so that we can achieve the strength and fairness our state so desperately needs. Being our State Treasurer is more than just crunching the numbers come budget time – it also entails being on the leading edge of economic policies that will support our middle class. As a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, Assemblywoman Liz Muoio asked the hard questions and advocated for those who most need the support of state government. With her as my partner, we will base our budgets solidly in reality, with honest numbers and with achievable goals. I am thrilled to announce her nomination as State Treasurer.”

“Governor-elect Murphy’s message of building a stronger and fairer New Jersey, one that people trust again, resonated with New Jerseyans throughout our state,” Muoio said. “We know the challenges that have brought us to this point, and we know that this was not a situation that was created overnight nor one that can be laid at the feet of any particular person or group. I look forward to putting my experience as an elected official at the local, county and state level to work in collaborating with officials at all levels across the state to develop sound, responsive, and progressive fiscal policies and plans that provide relief and hope for New Jersey residents. I look forward to the challenge ahead, and I thank Governor-elect Murphy for providing me with this incredible opportunity.”

 Muoio, 54, serves on the Assembly Budget Committee, Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee and Assembly Judiciary Committee. During her three years in office,  her legislative initiatives have included protecting the environment, reducing exposure to hazardous lead, improving prison re-entry services, increasing literacy rates, fighting against concentrated poverty and expanding economic opportunities for all New Jerseyans. Muoio has served as Director of the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability since 2008. At the time of her appointment to that office, Assemblywoman Muoio was serving as a member of the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  

Prior to her service on the Freeholder Board, the Assemblywoman was an elected member of the Pennington Borough Council in Pennington, New Jersey, a position she held from 1997 to 2002. An attorney, Ms. Muoio received her JD from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and her BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.  She lives in Pennington with her husband and three children.

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