New Jersey Roster of Legislators
New Jersey Legislator
The government of the State of New Jersey, like that of the United States, is divided into three coequal branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Understanding the legal structure can make you a better advocate for you or your loved one. Enacting legal changes are an important step towards securing help for vulnerable populations.
The principal function of the Legislature is to enact laws. The Executive Branch (the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and State agencies) carries out the programs established by law. The Judiciary (the Supreme Court and lower courts) punishes violators, settles controversies and disputes, and is the final authority on the meaning and constitutionality of laws (njleg.state.nj.us).
New Jersey Roster of Legislators by Districts