From: NJ.com – A local state legislator is being honored for her continued advocacy on behalf of children and families.
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, will receive the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Advocate of the Year Award on April 25.
“It is a tremendous privilege and honor to be a recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Children’s Advocate of the Year’ award,” Angelini said in a Wednesday press release. “Helping improve the lives of children is one of the most rewarding experiences I have as a legislator and I am humbled to be recognized for my efforts.”
While representing the 11th district in 2012, Angelini sponsored 94 bills, including the Jessica Lunsford Act, imposing a mandatory 25 years to life sentence for aggravated sexual assault against children under 13 years of age. She also introduced an “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” and a measure establishing more safe havens for newborns.