<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Wilfredo Caraballo
(born January 1, 1947 in Puerto Rico
) is an American Democratic Party politician
, who served in the New Jersey General Assembly
from 1996-2008, where he represented the 29th legislative district
. Caraballo served as the Assembly's Speaker Pro Tempore in the 2006-2008 legislative session, he was the Parliamentarian from 2002-2006 and Associate Minority Leader from 1998-2001.
Caraballo served in the Assembly on the Regulated Professions and Independent Authorities Committee (as Chair) and on the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards.
Caraballo was one of New Jersey's presidential electors
casting the state's 15 Electoral College
votes after the 2004 presidential election
. New Jersey's electors cast their ballots on December 13, 2004 in the State House Annex, in Trenton
, where all 15 votes were cast for the Democratic Party
candidate John Kerry
Assemblyman Caraballo served as New Jersey Public Advocate and Public Defender
from 1990-1992, resigning in protest of Republican efforts to reduce his powers.Gray, Jerry. , The New York Times
, July 2, 1992. Accessed June 20, 2008. "Public Advocate Wilfredo Caraballo announced his resignation today, saying that Republican budget cuts had weakened the effectiveness of his office, which is the voice of citizens with complaints... Read More