Assemblyman Vincent Prieto of Secaucus is stepping down from his seat in the New Jersey legislature to be the President and CEO of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority.
The appointment was recommended by Governor Phil Murphy and approved by the NJSEA Board of Commissioners last week. Prieto will also step down from his role in the Secaucus construction department for the new position, which pays an annual salary of $280,000.
As President and CEO Prieto will oversee the continued development of the American Dream complex and an upcoming bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Prieto was elected to the Assembly in 2004 and served as speaker from 2014 until 2018.