Nilsa Cruz-Perez

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Nilsa Cruz-Perez
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New Jersey General Assembly District 5
Former officeholder
In office
1995 - 2010
ProfessionCommunity Development Specialist
Nilsa Cruz-Perez was a Democratic member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 5th District from 1995-2010. She was the Deputy Majority Leader from 2008-2010. In March 2009, she announced that she would not run for re-election.[1]

Cruz-Perez served in the United States Army from 1981-1987, and has worked as a Community Development Specialist with the Camden County Improvement Authority.[2]

Assemblywoman Cruz-Perez and others discuss prohibiting payment for preventable medical errors

Issue positions

Cruz-Perez has refused to answer the 2007 National Political Awareness Test. She was asked by national leaders of both major parties. The test provides citizens with candidates positions on major issues.[3]

Committee assignments

  • A778 Establishes Commission on Women Veterans.
  • A979 Prohibits sale of tobacco products in vending machines and establishes requirements for retail sales of tobacco.
  • A2518 "New Jersey G.I. Bill"; provides higher education benefits to New Jersey veterans.
  • A3365 Establishes Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program.[4]

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Cruz-Perez's 2007 campaign were mainly labor organizations:[5]

  • 1. NJ State Laborers/LIUNA $16,400
  • 2. NJ Assoc of Realtors $11,200
  • 3. NJ Builders Assoc/Builders PAC $9,200
  • 4. NJ Regional Council of Carpenters/UBC $8,200
  • 5. NJ Regular Council of Carpenters PEC $8,200

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Jersey Assembly District 5
Succeeded by
Donald Norcross