Senator Nicholas Scutari, the incoming President of the New Jersey Senate, announced today that Senator Paul Sarlo will serve as Deputy Majority Leader in the New Jersey Senate.
“Senator Sarlo’s expertise on financial and economic issues is of critical importance as we work to contend with challenging fiscal conditions,” said Senator Scutari. “He has been a steady hand during times of economic uncertainty, managing the state budget and the financial aspects of the full range of policies. He knows how to find savings and efficiencies, understands the importance of affordability for small businesses and working families. He will be a key player with the fiscal issues that are more important than ever.”
After serving one term in the Assembly, Senator Sarlo was sworn-in to the Senate on May 19, 2003 to fill an unexpired term in the 36th Legislative District. He was elected to a full term that November, and re-elected four times. He serves as chair of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, co-chair of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee and as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Senator Sarlo was the prime sponsor of more than 250 laws, including those reforming the state’s school funding formula, lowering income taxes, strengthening the fiscal health of the state pension fund, providing dedicated funding for vital infrastructure projects and reforms to the workers compensation system.
Already named to leadership for the new 2022-23 legislative session were Senator M. Teresa Ruiz as Senate Majority Leader, Senator Sandra Cunningham as Senate President Pro Tempore and Senator Nellie Pou as Senate Majority Caucus Chair.