District 35


Nellie Pou
BORN: May 20
EDUCATION: Kean College, Rutgers University
OCCUPATION: Legislator
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: N.J. Legislative Latino Caucus Chair 2006-present; City of Paterson Business Administrator 2014-18, Assistant Business Administrator 2003-14 and 1997-98, Director of Human Services 1986-97, CETA Training and Education Coordinator 1975-83; N.J. Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect 1997-2016; Passaic-Bergen County HIV Health Services Advisory Council 1993-97; Passaic County Youth Program Coordinator 1983-85
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; Judiciary - Vice-Chair; Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opp

100 Hamilton Plaza, Suite 1405, 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 2015-2019; Deputy Speaker 2014-15
COMMITTEES: Community Development and Affairs - Chair; Labor; Law and Public Safety

21 Mill St., Suite 5, Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: (973) 925-7063

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: Housing - Chair; Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opp - Co-Chair; Budget; Transportation and Independent Authorities; Joint Committee on the Public Schools

301 Main St., Suite 360, Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 925-7061