New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy today announced the nomination of Assemblywoman Liz Muoio to the position of state treasurer.
Muoio would the second woman to serve as state treasurer in New Jersey if the appointment is confirmed. This is Murphy’s second cabinet nomination.
“We must return to being the state we once were not so many years ago: Fiscally responsible, honest, and respected, while standing for all the right things,” Murphy said. “We also need to grow our economy, so that we can achieve the strength and fairness our state so desperately needs. Being our state treasurer is more than just crunching the numbers come budget time – it also entails being on the leading edge of economic policies that will support our middle class. As a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, Liz Muoio asked the hard questions and advocated for those who most need the support of state government. With her as my partner, we will base our budgets solidly in reality, with honest numbers and with achievable goals. I am thrilled to announce her nomination as state treasurer.”
Muoio, 54, serves on the Assembly Budget Committee, Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee and Assembly Judiciary Committee. Muoio has served as director of the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and Sustainability since 2008. At the time of her appointment to that office, Muoio was serving as a member of the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Prior to her service on the Freeholder Board, Muoio was an elected member of the Pennington Borough Council in Pennington, a position she held from 1997 to 2002. Muoio received her law degree from Georgetown University and her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. She lives in Pennington with her husband and three children.
“Governor-elect Murphy’s message of building a stronger and fairer New Jersey, one that people trust again, resonated with New Jerseyans throughout our state,” Muoio said. “We know the challenges that have brought us to this point, and we know that this was not a situation that was created overnight nor one that can be laid at the feet of any particular person or group. I look forward to putting my experience as an elected official at the local, county and state level to work in collaborating with officials at all levels across the state to develop sound, responsive, and progressive fiscal policies and plans that provide relief and hope for New Jersey residents. I look forward to the challenge ahead, and I thank Governor-elect Murphy for providing me with this incredible opportunity.”