District 29


M. Teresa Ruiz
BORN: June 28, 1974
EDUCATION: B.A. Drew University (English)
OCCUPATION: Deputy Chief of Staff, Essex County Executive
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Senate 2008-present, Senate President Pro Tempore 2018-present, Assistant Majority Leader 2010-2017
COMMITTEES: Education - Chair; Joint Committee on the Public Schools; Budget and Appropriations

166 Bloomfield Ave., Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: (973) 484-1000


Eliana Pintor Marin
BORN:October 23, 1980
EDUCATION: B.S. St. John’s University (Legal Studies), M.S. St. John’s University (Government and Politics), Certificate in International Relations and Public Administration, St. John’s University
OCCUPATION: Division Manager of Passports and Vault Recording, Essex County Clerk’s Office
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: Newark Board of Education Advisory Board Member 2008-2014
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: General Assembly 2013-present, Budget Chair 2018-present
COMMITTEES: Budget - Chair; Appropriations; Joint Budget Oversight

263 Lafayette St. 1st Floor, Newark, NJ 07105
Phone: (973) 589-0713

Shanique Speight
BORN:November 14, 1978
EDUCATION: M.H.S. Lincoln University (Human Services)
OCCUPATION: Officer, Essex County Sheriff’s Office
PUBLIC/PARTY SERVICE: Newark Public Schools Advisory Board, Vice Chair 2007-12
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Aide to Senator M. Teresa Ruiz 2009-2010
General Assembly 2018-present
COMMITTEES: Health and Senior Services; Housing and Community Development; Women and Children

59 Lincoln Park, Suite 375, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (862) 237-9752
Fax: (862) 237-9755