The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce announced that four state legislators – two Democrats and two Republicans – will receive its biannual Legislator of the Year Awards.
State Sen. Nilsa Cruz-Perez, D-5th District; Sen. Kristin Corrado, R-40th District; Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, D-29th District; and Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, R-25th District, will be honored at the annual President Awards Reception at Fiddler’s Elbow in Bedminster on Oct. 23.
The State Chamber also announced Dennis Wilson, president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of New Jersey, has been named its Business Advocate of the Year.
The Chamber is honoring all five recipients for their overall support of the business community and for their work advancing New Jersey as a more business-friendly state, as well as a great place to live and work.
“The honorees were selected because each has taken substantive action to improve New Jersey’s economic climate and each has been at the forefront in the fight for tax and regulatory reform and fiscally responsible infrastructure investment,” said Tom Bracken, president of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. “New Jersey faces many challenges, and the business community is fortunate to have individuals such as these taking action to help make our state more affordable and more competitive.”
The Chamber selected the lawmakers based on their voting records, bill sponsorships and initiatives.