Secaucus business owner Pedro Mejia became the first Dominican to serve in the New Jersey Legislature when he was sworn in last week as assemblyman for the 32nd District.
Mejia replace form Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, also from Secaucus. Prieto left the post in February to become head of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
The 47-year-old Mejia is the owner of Mejia Corporation, which helps to maintain residential properties in the state. He has never held an elected position
Mejia said :
“It is a tremendous honor to join the New Jersey General Assembly and to represent the residents of District 32 in Trenton. I am ready to get to work addressing the issues important to our communities and to the state. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues to improve the lives of New Jersey residents.”
Mejia will hold the seat until a special election is held in November.
In addition to Secaucus, the 32nd District is comprised of East Newark, Edgewater, Fairview, Guttenberg, Harrison, Kearny, North Bergen and West New York.