To the editor:

I want to take this opportunity to update my constituents of the 33rd Legislative
District on the progress I have made so far with respect to legislation and my
work in Trenton. Since I took office on January 14, I have been working with my
colleagues on meaningful legislation that will have a positive impact on our

I am a Primary Sponsor on the following bills:

A385: establishes a commission to study and present solutions on the disparity in the
treatment of persons with disabilities in underrepresented

A641: imposes uniform restrictions on gifts, outside employment and compensation
concerning the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

A1672: requires youth sports team organizations to implement written head injury

I am also a Co-Sponsor on the following bills:

A2183: Provides corporation business tax credits and gross income tax credits for
qualified wages of certain veterans.

A2184: Requires issuance of one free copy of a veteran’s death certificate to certain
authorized persons upon request.

A2187: establishes pilot program to assist certain veterans with housing modification
and rehabilitation.

I have directed my legislative staff to start working with the Office of
Legislative Services on a legislative package to help job creation and
vocational services for high school students and young adults and a bill to help
increase the New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

My first vote was to authorize the creation of the Select Committee on
Investigation. This committee will be looking into the accusations of the
closure of the George Washington Bridge last summer. I am confident that the
committee will be able to determine the responsible parties, hold them
accountable for their actions and make legislative recommendations in order to
prevent any further abuse and incidents in the future.

Last Thursday, I met with Stevens Institute of Technology President Dr. Nariman
Farvardin for a tour of the Campus and to discuss the schools innovations,
current programs and ways how the State and Stevens can work together. Mr.
Farvardin and I have a commitment to higher education and its impact on the
residents of the 33rd district. Mr. Farvardin expressed to Assemblyman Garcia
his vision of Stevens as a place of resources and ideas in the fields of
engineering and technologies.

Abraham Lincoln said “With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can
succeed.” The doors of my office are open and I will be very happy to help and
provide assistance in Trenton and State Agencies, to facilitate any ideas and
proposals that you think will advance and improve our lives. Please feel free to
reach out to me at 201-714-4960 or our legislative email:

Thank you

Carmelo G. Garcia
33rd Legislative District.

Carmelo Garcia represents Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and parts of Jersey
City in the New Jersey Legislature.


  1. Did your Boss Brian P. Stack write this for. Your an axx wipe Carmelo. Enjoy your 2 years in office. You will be a one term political hack. Your ethnic cleansing comments were over the top and for that your political career is over.

  2. Pat it baffles me as to why so many people hate Carmelo. Do you personally know him? Have you ever spent one on one time with him? Do you know where he grew up? Do you know how hard he worked to accomplish all he has done? I would say “no” to all these questions on your behalf. What is it about Carmelo that you and others dislike? Politics will be politics, so outside of that what is it? He’s young, Hispanic, eager to move up, etc.?

    • Yes I met him and I think he is an arrogant person who is consumed with power. He will do and say anything to get ahead. Evident by the fact that not only does he want to be the head of housing he also wants to be an assemblyman. How about one job one person. There are a lot of young eager people of all races who want to move up, unfortunately, they do not have the backing of a bunch of political thugs like Carmelo.