| Alberto Coutinho|
Newark, New Jersey
| October 23, 1980 (age 35)
Newark, New Jersey (1980-10-23) |Eliana Pintor Marin Wikipedia
Eliana Pintor Marin (born October 23, 1980) is an American Democratic Party politician, who represents the 29th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly, having been named to the seat on September 11, 2013 to fill the vacant seat of Alberto Coutinho following his resignation.
Pintor Marin was born in Newark, New Jersey on October 23, 1980 and was raised in its East Ward. After graduating from Mother Seton Regional High School she earned a bachelor's and master's degree from St. John's University in legal studies and government / politics respectively, before working for an investment banking firm. She is employed as the Division Manager of Passports and Vault Recording in the office of the Essex County Clerk and has served as a member of the Advisory Board to the Newark Public Schools.
She is the daughter of first generation Portuguese factory workers and is the first in her family to graduate from college. In addition to her professional and legislative work, she is a member of the Newark Portuguese Sports Club, the Director of the Portuguese School, and the Treasurer of the Newark East Ward Democratic Committee. She resides in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark with her husband Anthony and daughters Amelia and Aveline.
Coutinho resigned from office as of September 11, 2013, amid an investigation into a charity that had been established by his father. A special convention of 200 Essex County Democratic Committee members chose Pintor Marin to fill his vacant seat in the Assembly and to take his ballot position for the November 2013 general election.
Pintor Marin won election in November 2013 to serve the balance of the two years on Coutinho's seat and was sworn into office on November 18, 2013. She is Vice Chair of the Commerce and Economic Development Committee, and serves on the Budget Committee and Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.
Each of the 40 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 29th District for the 2014-2015 Legislative Session (Senate and General Assembly) are:Senator Teresa Ruiz (D)
Assemblywoman Blonnie R. Watson (D)