Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle was first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2005. She is now serving her eighth term representing the 37th District. Previously, she served as the Chair of the Assembly Human Services and Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committees. In 2020, Ms. Huttle was appointed as Chair of the inaugural Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee. As Chair of this committee, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle is examining the state response to COVID-19, particularly its impact on the long-term care industry.
Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle is dedicated to advocating for the aging community and their families to ensure that all New Jersey residents have the ability to age with dignity and respect, she is also recognized as one of New Jersey's foremost champions for women's and LGBTQ rights.
Ms. Vainieri Huttle has sponsored several landmark laws including the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, the Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act, and the Stephen Komninos’ Bill to protect individuals with developmental disabilities from abuse. She has also led efforts to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and has been at the forefront of promoting LGBTQ and women's rights. Most recently, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle authored several pieces of legislation to overhaul New Jersey's long-term care system, ensuring that the State and our long-term care facilities are prepared for public health emergencies. In addition, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle is currently working on legislation to better protect and support sexual assault survivors as well as legislation to expand access to reproductive healthcare services in New Jersey.