District 35


Nellie Pou
BORN: May 20
EDUCATION: Kean College, Rutgers University
OCCUPATION: Assistant Business Administrator, City of Paterson
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: N.J. Legislative Latino Caucus Chair 2006-present; N.J. Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect 1997-present; Passaic-Bergen County HIV Health Services Advisory Council 1993-97; City of Paterson Department of Human Resources 1983-97, Chair
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Senate 2012-present; General Assembly 1997-2011, Assembly Appropriations Chair 2006-11, Deputy Speaker 2002-05, Assistant Minority Leader 2000-01
COMMITTEES: Commerce - Chair; Higher Education - Vice-Chair; Judiciary

100 Hamilton Plaza, Suite1405, Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 247-1555


Shavonda E. Sumter
BORN:January 19
EDUCATION: B.A. Kean University (Political Science), M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University (Health Systems)
OCCUPATION: Healthcare Administration, Hackensack Meridian Health
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: N.J. Democratic State Committee 2008-Present
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: General Assembly 2012-present, Majority Conference Leader 2015-present, Deputy Speaker 2014-15
COMMITTEES: State and Local Government - Vice-Chair; Labor; Law and Public Safety

191 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 925-7061

Benjie E. Wimberly
BORN:December 1, 1964
EDUCATION: B.A. Virginia State University (Sociology), Teaching Certification, William Paterson University
OCCUPATION: Joint Recreation Coordinator, Paterson Public Schools
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: City of Paterson Council 2010-12
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: General Assembly 2012-present, Deputy Speaker 2016-present
COMMITTEES: Telecommunications and Utilities - Vice-Chair; Budget; Transportation and Independent Authorities

191 Market St., Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 925-7061