NJ General Assembly Candidate for Legislative District 16
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Roy Freiman (D)

► Roy Freiman (D)

 

Hillsborough resident

Incumbent

 

Opening Statement

It’s been an honor to serve in the 16th District for the past four years. I’ve been working with my colleagues to make New Jersey more affordable, and more accessible, and a fairer place for everyone.

As we are recovering from COVID, I don’t believe in getting back to where we were before. It’s not good enough. That’s why, in Trenton, I have concentrated on getting millions of dollars of support for our small businesses.

 

At the same time, I have worked to ease regulations so owners can adjust and adapt to the pandemic. That is why I secured funding for our schools so our children will have the resources, including mental health services, so they can achieve their full potential.

I co-sponsored legislation that struck down cuts for women’s health care. And, I am the author of legislation for the single largest debt reduction in state history. ■

 

Should we end college tuition, and provide funding so students could attend for free?

I would expand that question to ask what we should do to help people succeed and train for careers.

I don’t think college is a career path that everyone should take. Would I support helping people who are graduating from high school to prepare for careers, which includes funding for college? The answer is yes. We have to make it easier and more affordable.

We should not have students, whether they are training for trade school or going through their college degree, to come out with a huge burden of debt. ■

 

Candidate Bio

Freiman has lived in Hillsborough for more than 20 years and raised his family there. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and managerial economics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta in 1981. He is also a licensed private pilot, according to his LinkedIn page.

Along with his wife, a retired second grade teacher, and their two children, now grown, he says he has seen the community grow and change.

 

As a former member of the Hillsborough Sustainable Steering Committee, Freiman says he has implemented steps to ensure our children have a clean and safe environment.

Previously, Freiman was an executive at Prudential Financial, serving as vice president of strategy and analytics for 24 years. He has served as an elected member of the NJ Assembly since January 2018.

Freiman was assigned to the following Assembly committees: Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee;  State and Local Government Committee; and is vice-chairperson of the

Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee.

Some recent bills sponsored by Freiman include:

NJ A1091 — Requires Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the state and to identify a series of breweries to be part of a specific brewery trail. The division would develop at least three brewery trails geographically or thematically...

NJ A5588 - This bill appropriates certain federal and State moneys to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the purpose of implementing the State Fiscal Year 2022 New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program (NJEIFP), which is expected to finance up to $1.979 billion in water infrastructure projects for State Fiscal Year 2022. The bill would appropriate these funds for the purpose of making loans to local governments and privately-owned water companies (project sponsors) for a portion of the costs of water infrastructure projects. ■

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