Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin is a proud, lifelong resident of Newark. Appointed to a vacant seat in the Assembly in 2013 to represent the 29th Legislative District, the East Ward resident has become a champion for the working families of her district. She was re-elected to her third term in November 2017.
Assemblywoman Pintor Marin is the chair of the Assembly Budget Committee and serves on the Appropriations and Joint Budget Oversight committees. She is an assistant county administrator for the County of Essex.
Education has been a priority for Assemblywoman Pintor Marin. From 2008 to 2014, she served on the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board, including a stint as chair. In the Assembly, she has co-sponsored legislation to ensure all teachers in New Jersey are familiar with the needs of students with disabilities was signed into law. She is sponsoring legislation that would expand access to federally funded breakfast and lunch in school.
The Assemblywoman has also been a champion for women and children. One bill she is sponsoring would create a sales tax exemption for breast pumps and another would requires various state departments to provide links on their websites to information on baby boxes, which can prevent infant mortality. A law she co-sponsored to restore $7.5 million in state funding for family planning centers was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy in February 2018.
The Assemblywoman is also a strong advocate of consumer rights protections. She is sponsoring legislation that establishes criminal penalties for promoting or participating in a pyramid scheme.
Assemblywoman Pintor Marin has also been a supporter of economic redevelopment in urban centers like Newark. In the 2014-15 legislative session, she co-sponsored a bill that was signed into law allowing municipal redevelopers to receive tax credits under Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program for certain mixed use parking projects. She is also a sponsor of legislation to revive Urban Enterprise Zones in urban communities like Newark.
Born to Portuguese immigrants, Assemblywoman Pintor Marin grew up in Newark’s East Ward. She received a bachelor’s degree in legal studies with a business administration minor from St. John’s University in Staten Island. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a summer session studying in Rome, Italy. In 2005, she received a master’s degree in government and politics, with certificates in international relations and public administration St. John’s University.