Sheila Oliver

NJ Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver Endorses Congressman Payne For Re-Election

Photo Credit: Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver is endorsing her longtime friend and colleague, U.S. Representative Donald M. Payne, Jr., (D-Newark). One of the state’s true trailblazers, Lt. Governor Oliver previously served as the state’s first, female African American Assembly Speaker prior to winning her current position as Lt. Governor along with Governor Phil Murphy in 2017, and being re-elected last year.
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Trailblazer: Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver

Sheila Oliver is the first Black to serve as Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey, the first Black woman to win a statewide election in New Jersey, and was the first Black woman to serve as Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly. Oliver began her political career as a two-term...

Sheila Oliver named a leader of nation’s Lieutenant Governor Association

TRENTON, NJ — Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is serving on the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governors Association. NLGA is the professional association supporting lieutenant governors and the officeholders first in line of succession to governor in all 50 states and the U.S. territories in the goal of being as effective and as efficient as possible for constituents.

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signs legislation restoring Urban Enterprise Zone

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver signed legislation today at Seafrigo USA inc in Elizabith helping restore and revise the Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) program, which included an appropriation of $42.5 million. The signing was in participation with NJ leaders, NJEDA Ceo Tim Sullivan, Gary Schaer and state Senators. The legislation extends...

New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers Endorses Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver for Reelection

Wednesday Morning in Newark, NJ, the New Jersey Coalition of Latino Pastors and Ministers (NJCLPM) officially endorsed Governor Phil Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver for reelection. The NJCLPM, which includes and represents more than 420 faith leaders and roughly 47,000 parishioners respectively, gave praise to the policy agenda of...

Sheila Oliver, elected leaders show support for funding to study new University Hospital facility

NEWARK, NJ — On Wednesday, April 14, N.J. Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver and other state and local officials visited University Hospital and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to express their support for funding within Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget for planning efforts to define a new University Hospital facility in Newark. The governor’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget contains a specific $500,000 line item for such funding.

Rowan Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Hosts “A Conversation with NJ Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver”

On March 23, the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC) hosted a virtual conversation with New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver. Oliver discussed criticisms surrounding the Murphy administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, her experience with racial discrimination, her thoughts on protests in the streets and also offered advice to young women of color.
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Remarks of Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver on the nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter

Thank you, Governor Murphy. Congratulations to you, Rachel, and to your family, on this historic day. I am reminded of the words not of Justice Ginsburg, but of one of her pioneering predecessors and one of my fellow alumnus of Lincoln University, the late Justice Thurgood Marshall, “History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.”

Sheila Oliver to deliver keynote address celebrating NAACP’s 112th anniversary

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey’s first black lieutenant governor, Sheila Oliver, will deliver the keynote address to launch the NAACP Oranges & Maplewood branch’s inaugural “Great Speakers Series” live webcast. The special presentation will be Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. The inaugural virtual fundraising event will celebrate the...