Alex DeCroce, when Republicans were in the majority, was the powerful chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee — a role in which he steered funding to the region for numerous road and mass transit projects.
BettyLou DeCroce will be starting out on a much lower rung, as a junior minority member of the Education Committee and the Women and Children Committee.
DeCroce said she is reviewing legislation and other priorities that Alex DeCroce had endorsed.
She said she will pick up where her husband left off in advocating for crime victims and their families, noting that New Jersey Crime Victims’ Law Center executive director Richard Pompelio was the municipal attorney in Roxbury when she was the municipal clerk, and when his son was murdered.
“I will follow my husband in that area,” she said.
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