Former state Assemblywoman Elizabeth "Betty" Cox has died at the age of 85.
Cox, a founding member of the Women's Political Caucus, served in the Assembly from November 1971 to December 1972 after winning a special election to fill the unexpired term of Herbert Heilmann who resigned to become Assistant Commissioner of Labor in the cabinet of Governor William Cahill. She served 13 years as the chairwoman of the Summit Republican Party.
Cox, a staunch advocate for women and specifically women in politics, also worked from 1991 to 2002 for the State Department of Community Affairs Division on Women, now part of the Department of Children and Families.
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"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile- The Bergen Record
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