Wayne R. Bryant
(born November 7, 1947) is a convicted felon
, an American Democratic Party
politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate
from 1995 to 2008, where he represented the 5th Legislative District
. Before entering the Senate, Bryant served in New Jersey's lower house
, the General Assembly
, from 1982 to 1995 and on the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
from 1980 to 1982.
While in the General Assembly, Bryant served as Majority Leader
from 1990 to 1991., New Jersey Legislature
. Accessed June 10, 2007. Upon the death of longtime Democratic Senator Walter Rand
on January 6, 1995, Bryant was selected to serve the remaining term, and has been serving in the State Senate ever since; Nilsa Cruz-Perez
was selected to fill Bryant's seat in the Assembly.Ott, Dwight. , The Philadelphia Inquirer
, January 28, 1995. Accessed June 10, 2007.
Bryant served as a delegate
to the Democratic National Convention
on four occasions, in 1992
Bryant has been an Attorney
at the law firm of Zeller & Bryant, L.L.P. The firm announced in an advertisement in the February 12, 2007, edition of the New Jersey Law Journal
that Bryant would be retiring from the firm after 33 years, effective March 1, 2007.
Bryant is the former Chairman
of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, and the Joint Budget Oversight Committee. He also serves as a member of the Education Committee, the... Read More