The running mates of Senator-elect Andrew Zwicker – Assemblyman Roy Freiman and former Montgomery Mayor Sadaf Jaffer – declared victory over Republicans Vincent Panico and Joseph Lukac in Tuesday’s 16th District Assembly race Friday in New Jersey.
Jaffer previously made history as the state’s first Muslim woman mayor.
She attributed her win to the support of community and volunteers.
“I am truly honored that our team has earned the support of the voters in the 16th district,” said Assemblywoman-Elect Jaffer. “Thank you to all of the volunteers who knocked on doors, made phone calls, and encouraged civic engagement in the community. I am grateful for our campaign staff and supporters with whom we share this victory tonight. My election to the General Assembly brings us closer to having a State Legislature that reflects the diversity of our state, and I hope this inspires people from diverse backgrounds to get more involved in public service. I am looking forward to working with Senator-Elect Zwicker and Assemblyman Freiman to serve the people of New Jersey and build a stronger, healthier, and more prosperous future.”