(born January 21, 1961 in Puerto Rico
) is an American Democratic Party politician
, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly
from 1995 to 2010, where she represented the 5th legislative district
. She was the Assistant Majority Leader from 2002-2005 and Deputy Majority Leader from January 2006 to January 2010., New Jersey Legislature
. Accessed February 25, 2008.
Cruz-Perez was selected in February 1995 to fill the vacancy created by resignation of Assemblyman Wayne R. Bryant
, when Bryant was selected to fill the Senate
seat vacated due to the death of Senator Walter Rand
on January 6, 1995.Ott, Dwight. , The Philadelphia Inquirer
, January 28, 1995. Accessed June 10, 2007.
Cruz-Perez serves in the Assembly on the Consumer Affairs Committee (as Chair), the Housing and Local Government Committee, the Human Services Committee and the Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Assemblywoman Cruz-Perez served in the United States Army
from 1981-1987, attaining the rank of Sergeant
. Cruz-Perez works as a part-time community development specialist for the Camden County
Cruz-Perez attended the University of Puerto Rico
(Political Science), Big Bend......