Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19) takes the oath of office as the replacement for retired Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D-19) and slate mate of Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19).
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto (D-32) is all smiles on his way in to the War Memorial and the Coughlin denouement.
Newark East Ward icon Joe Parlavecchio (center) arrives with an Ironbound retinue.
Middlesex County Democratic Committee Chairman Kevin McCabe was the prime Central JErsey mover behind securing the speakership for Coughlin of Woodbridge.
A powerful moment for Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-6).
Assemblyman Sean Kean (R-30) and Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (D-28) enter the auditorium behind the fife and drum corps.
Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-16) of Hillsborough assumes the oath of office.
Morris County Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo, second from right, joins the party.
The towering figure of Mercer County Democratic Party politics: County Executive Brian Hughes.