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Gabriela Mosquera

Gabriela Mosquera

UPDATE November 2013: Gabriela Mosquera won re-election to the New Jersey State Assembly.

State Assembly
New Jersey, District 4

When Gabriela Mosquera’s family immigrated to the United States from Ecuador in 1980, few would have thought the 3-year-old would grow up to be one of the Garden State’s youngest female legislators. Fewer still could have imagined such a bright future for the young girl when her mother fled a bad situation to take up residence in a domestic violence shelter. But Gabriela managed to thrive: She achieved U.S. citizenship when she was 18 and went on to become the first member of her family to graduate college (eventually earning an MBA).

Gabriela’s career in public service began with a stint in the Assembly Democratic Office and then as Director of Policy for former State Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez. She won her seat representing District 4 in a special 2011 election and was elected to a full term the following year.

From her campaign website:

I look forward to continuing to fight for South Jersey’s families. South Jersey is a great place to live but we can do better. We need more quality jobs, and a tax policy that’s fair to middle class families. That’s why I’m fighting to provide real middle class property tax cuts, to create jobs and strengthen South Jersey’s economy, and to end Trenton’s spending spree. I hope I can earn your support in the special election on November 6th!


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