Sweeney Congratulates Coughlin As Next Assembly Speaker
TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement congratulating Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin for being voted to become the next Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly:
“I want to congratulate Assemblyman Craig Coughlin for being selected by his colleagues to serve as the Speaker of the General Assembly. Assemblyman Coughlin will play a key role in shaping a policy agenda that addresses the state’s vital needs at a pivotal time. Craig Coughlin possesses the skills and abilities to be an accomplished and successful Speaker.
“I look forward to working with incoming Speaker Coughlin and with Governor-elect Phil Murphy to advance the Democratic priorities that will move New Jersey forward. We have serious challenges to confront but we also have the opportunity to take enormous strides on the issues of importance that will have a real impact on the lives of working families.”