TRENTON, NJ — State lawmakers Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Herb Conaway and Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (all D-Burlington) took their respective Oaths of Office on Tuesday to represent the 7th Legislative District in the New Jersey Legislature, of which Bordentown Township, Bordentown City and Fieldsboro are a part of.
The 7th Legislative District also includes Beverly, Burlington, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Delanco, Delran, Edgewater Park, Florence, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Riverside, Riverton and Willingboro.
Singleton has served in the State Senate since 2018, after serving in the General Assembly from 2011 through 2017. Recently named the Senate Majority Whip, Singleton is Chairman of the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee and also is a member of the Senate Economic Growth and Judiciary Committees.
"Five times I have raised my hand to repeat the Oath as an elected official," said Singleton. "It is always humbling to have the faith and confidence of my neighbors as I represent their interests in Trenton. I pledge that the hard work I have exhibited throughout my public service will not wane nor waver as I continue to fight on behalf of my bosses: the residents of the 7th Legislative District."
Conaway has been a member of the General Assembly since 1998, where he has had roles as Majority Whip and Deputy Speaker. A medical doctor, Conaway is the Director of the Burlington County Health Department, where he has overseen the County's efforts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I am proud to continue working on behalf of the residents of Legislative District 7 and New Jersey as a whole," Conaway said on Tuesday. "I will continue to advocate for sound policy on health, environmental, consumer protection, local and other issues."
Murphy has served in the General Assembly since 2018, where she is currently the Deputy Majority Leader. A full time legislator, she is no stranger to the lawmaking process, as she was previously the Director of Policy for Assemblywoman Gabriela M. Mosquera as well as Chief of Staff for Senator Linda Greenstein.
"It is an honor and privilege that I take seriously to represent you at the State Capitol," Murphy said in a video message to constituents." Murphy said she had several priorities for the upcoming legislative session, including advocating for infrastructure improvements, combating human trafficking, expanding resources to help people deal with mental health issues and "working towards a more affordable New Jersey through meaningful property tax relief."
"I am reaffirming my commitment to public service that works for all of our families and to represent you at the State Capitol where I will be guided by a strong moral compass, integrity and good character that you deserve and make you proud," said Murphy.