In recognition of his 20 years of service to New Jersey’s 6th Legislative District, which includes municipalities in Burlington and Camden counties, the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs is honoring Assemblyman Louis Greenwald as its Public Sector South Jerseyan of the Year on April 28th at the 15th Annual Walter and Leah Rand Awards and Scholarship Dinner.
Louis Greenwald has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1996, currently serving as Majority Leader and Chairman of the Budget Committee. He graduated from Moravian College in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and went on to earn a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1992.
Assemblyman Greenwald has led the fight to provide 95% of New Jersey families with up to $2,000 in property tax relief credits. He sponsored the New Jersey DREAM Act in 2013, and sought to reduce gun violence in New Jersey. He was instrumental in expanding New Jersey’s FamilyCare health care program while authoring provisions to educate the public about the dangers of meningitis. He fought to preserve charity care funding for New Jersey’s hospitals and advocated for a branch of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey in South Jersey, ensuring cancer patients in the community would not have to cross the Delaware River for treatment.
Assemblyman Greenwald has received the Legislator of the Year award from the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the New Jersey Elected Official of the Year award from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Consortium, and the Standing Ovation Award from the South Jersey Cultural Alliance. He has been honored by the American Diabetes Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation, recognized by the Southern New Jersey Jaycees as one of the Outstanding Young People in New Jersey, by the Cherry Hill Sons of Italy as their Person of the Year, and he received the first ever Governmental Leadership Award from the Advocates for New Jersey History.
In addition to being a member of the Legislature, Assemblyman Greenwald continues to serve his community as a member of the South Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Camden County Bar Association. He is also an active participant in the CEO/Executive Advisory Board for the Southern New Jersey Boy Scouts.
Assemblyman Greenwald currently resides in Voorhees with his wife, Cynthia Ingraldi Greenwald, and their three children.