Joseph V. Egan
(born February 27, 1938) is an American Democratic Party politician
, who represents the 17th Legislative District
in the New Jersey General Assembly
, where he has served since 2002.
He serves in the Assembly on the Labor Committee (as Chair) and on the Telecommunications Committee. He has also served on the New Brunswick
City Council since 1982., New Jersey Legislature
. Accessed February 20, 2008.
He simultaneously holds a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly and on the New Brunswick City Council. This dual position, often called double dipping
, is allowed under a grandfather clause in the state law enacted by the New Jersey Legislature
and signed into law by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine
in September 2007 that prevents dual-office-holding but allows those who had held both positions as of February 1, 2008, to retain both posts.via Associated Press
. , WPVI-TV
, March 4, 2008. Accessed June 4, 2009.
Egan is Business Manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
(I.B.E.W.) Local Union 456.
Each of the forty districts in the New Jersey Legislature has one representative in the New Jersey Senate
and two members in the New Jersey General Assembly
. The other representatives from the 17th District for the 2008-2009 Legislative Session are: