Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey

511 Valley Street
Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

1-973-762-6118 (fax) 

or by email, using the contact form below.

  • Raksha Andreassen
    commented 2019-03-25 10:20:00 -0400
    I support legalization of marijuana! Please vote yes on bill A4497. Thank you
  • benjamin kaufman
    commented 2019-03-22 11:45:29 -0400
    I am for legalization of marijuana
  • Bradley Davis
    commented 2019-02-01 05:01:33 -0500
    Hello again.

    I just wondered if you had a chance to look over the visual guides I sent about prepping for winter weather. (Original email is below.) Do you think they might be useful to your readers?

    Thanks again.




    I was looking over your site, and I have to commend you. It’s full of great info. I didn’t see much about being prepared for winter weather though. This winter is supposed to be colder than usual in many parts of the country, and you know how dangerous and costly winter weather can be if you aren’t ready for it.

    So, I thought I’d pass along some of these resources in case you want to add them to your site. I chose visual guides because people are visual learners (see my source below). They’re also more shareable and easier to print, which is always a plus. ;)

    Winter Storm Emergency Kit ( – This visual guide, and the article that accompanies it, outlines how to prepare for one of winter’s most common problems: power outages. A winter storm kit can keep your family safe and warm and keep an inconvenience from turning into a true emergency.

    Home Winterization Checklist ( – Many people think of home weatherization as a complicated, expensive task. In actuality, just taking the easy, DIY steps outlined in this visual guide will keep your home protected from the weather and probably save you some money on your electric bills as well.

    What’s Your Winter Weather Scenario? ( – Whether you’re expecting freezing temperatures, winter weather, or strong winds, this flow chart helps you figure out what damage your home might suffer — and what steps you can take to prevent it.

    Winter Weather Flood Risks ( – Most people don’t think of floods as a winter emergency, but melting snow and frozen soil can easily cause the water to rise outside and inside your home. Follow the tips in this graphic to reduce your chances of experiencing a disaster.

    Winter Car Emergency Kit Checklist ( – From hazardous driving conditions to freezing temperatures, winter is a tough time of year for drivers and their vehicles. This printable checklist tells you what to pack in your trunk so you’ll be prepared for car trouble, an accident, or any other emergency.

    If you can use these, great. If not, no worries. Thanks for all you do to keep people safe and healthy.

    To preparedness!

    Bradley Davis

    P.S. I’d also be happy to create some free, custom content for you, like a guest post about weather-related disaster prep. Just let me know. Of course, if you don’t want to hear from me anymore, you can let me know that too. :)

  • Kathleen Byrne
    commented 2018-11-27 10:52:51 -0500

    Please support passing the bill that legalize the possession and personal use of marijuana.


    Kathleen Byrne
  • Loren Svetvilas
    commented 2018-10-31 20:32:24 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    After years of voting for you since moving to West Orange, NJ, I am sad to say that you have lost my support. Today, I received a mailer paid for in part by you, along with Assemblyman McKeon, and Sen. Codey, that endorses West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Victor Cirilo, Susan McCartney, Cheryl Merkilinger, and Terry Trigg-Scales. I have not felt such disappointment in the democratic system since Donald Trump was elected president, and quite frankly feel nauseous that my NJEA dues help to support candidates who would so openly embrace candidates who represent what is wrong with politics today.

    I am proud to stand with Terry Trigg-Scales who is running for Board of Education, but am baffled at why you would support Cheryl Merklinger who is a GOP member, and supports Trump, Pence, and the NRA. (And since when do elected state representatives provide funding through endorsements to BOE candidates?) Please look up Cindy Matute-Brown for Town Council, and see the bright, progressive future your endorsement is attempting to squash by endorsing “establishment players” who have no new visions for the future of West Orange.

    With regards to your endorsement of Robert Parisi for mayor, I wish you would have done some more investigative research to see who exactly you are supporting. Again, an individual who is a part of the problem as we work to help make West Orange more affordable, safe, senior-friendly, and environmentally viable.

    I have reached out to the campaign chairs of the progressive candidates running against Victor Cirilo, Susan McCartney, and Cheryl Merklinger, and must share that they are very disappointed with your endorsement. (And in fact are quite disgusted.)

    Thank you for your commitment and service, but this time you made a very poor choice that may have devastating effects on myself, my family, my community, and the future of progressive change at the municipal level.

    With sincerity,

    Loren Svetvilas
  • Liz Henry
    commented 2018-09-16 12:16:17 -0400

    I’m wondering what you can do about the abuse of tax funds to privately owned schools for the disabled?

    Thanks so much
  • Gary Darrar
    commented 2018-09-02 08:29:09 -0400
    ASSEMBLY, No. 655

    Are you ignorant or just stupid? In this bill you said at present the legal magazine capacity is 15 rounds. A bill has already passes making it 10 rounds, try and keep up.. You will never get close to the 5 rounds you call for because it will never even make it to the floor for a vote, you’re and idiot and a moron and one of the reasons NJ is will soon fail, just like CA is. Stop making NJ into a totally socialist state, you won’t have anyone left soon to dictate your archaic laws to. And get rid of those damn illegal immigrants here, you’re breaking federal laws you swore to uphold. left wing loon!

    Gary Darrar

    Retired NJ Law Law Enforcement Officer

    Union County Dept. of Public Safety – Retired


    NJ State PBA Local #600

    NJ Police Dept. Honor Legion – “Finest of The Finest”

    (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Citation)

    NJ State Law Enf. Officers Association

    NJ Law Enf. Police Brotherhood Association

    NJ Retired Police & Fireman’s Assoc. Local #3
  • Daniel Dietrich
    commented 2018-08-25 17:20:56 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    The Christie administration did its best to destroy NJ Transit. Now it is on the Democrats to fix it. We need more communication, and more pressure on the agency. In addition, we need to end the practice of replacing as many managers as possible with political appointees which change every few years. Of course, the top posts need to be appointed, but from very close to the top on down we need professional transit people to run this agency. Recruit the best and pay them. Too much or our regional economy depends on our bus and train service to downplay this problem.

    Thank you,

    Dan Dietrich
  • James Baker
    commented 2018-06-15 10:52:04 -0400
    As a constituent and someone whose family history includes breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and high cholesterol, which has taken tolls on numerous loved ones, I urge you to sponsor a Comprehensive Health Care Billing Transparency Act, modeled after a similar measure proposed in Colorado. This bill would simply require that all healthcare providers, be they hospitals, clinics, physicians practices, etc. must

    Publish their fee schedules or other lists of charges the facilities bill for specific health care services before applying any discounts, rebates, or other charge adjustment mechanisms;

    Include in every bill sent to a patient an itemized detail of each health care service provided, the charge for the service, how any payment or adjustment by the patient’s health insurer was applied to each line item in the bill, and, for hospitals, the amount of the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee the hospital is charged;

    and In situations where an individual provides health insurance information to the facility or a provider in a facility setting, disclose whether the facility or provider participates in the individual’s health insurance plan; whether the services the facility or provider will render will be covered as an in-network or out-of-network benefit; and whether the individual will receive a service from an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.

    These regulations are neither onerous not arbitrary for healthcare providers, and could be enforced at a small cost to the state regulatory body.

    Without price transparency, patients and insurance providers lack the ability to search around for the most affordable options for their care. This means people who are uninsured or have high-deductible insurance can be financially devastated by a single health emergency (Medical bills are actually the largest cause of bankruptcy in America). Alternatively, people will forego care if they don’t know if they will be able to afford it, and making themselves sicker in the process. In my community, I have seen modern medicine save lives, such as when my grandmother had breast cancer, and I would wish any obstacle to care, like a lack of transparent pricing, be eliminated. Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this issue further.
  • Laurice Grae-Hauck
    commented 2018-06-06 12:04:33 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    Thank you for sponsoring the recent Transgender Task Force bill. I am a mother of a 7-year-old trans girl. We are embroiled in a custody battle and my daughter’s gender identity is on the table as a question of harm. I’d love to speak with you or members of the task force about setting best interests standards for transgender children in our family courts. While we don’t go before our judge until July, across the country, judges are using their personal biases against the trans communities to award custody to unsupportive parents and ordering the children not be allowed to express their true identities. With so much discretion in the decision of “best interests,” judges must have guidance and education on how to best support transgender children of all ages. I am optimistic that here in New Jersey, this task force will help to set a new precedent in the area of trans rights and family court.

    Thank you again for sponsoring this piece of legislation,

    Laurice Grae-Hauck

    pronouns: she/her/hers
  • Thomas Hodge
    commented 2018-05-29 02:17:53 -0400
    It’s that time of year again – storm season.

    Although you can probably tell from my website ( that floods are often my focus because they are the most common natural disaster in our country, the truth is that there are a lot of natural disasters that can affect people this time of year and in the coming months.

    To help people prepare and stay safe, do you think you could add the following info to your site? Feel free to include all of it, or pick and choose what you think is most relevant to your readers:

    Flood-Proof Landscaping: Protect Your Home and Property

    Hurricane Safety Tips

    Drought Safety Tips

    This has helpful info for everyone in a drought-prone region, despite being written for Massachusetts citizens.

    Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

    This article has great additional in-depth resources in it.

    How to Prepare for a Wildfire

    Prevention, Protection, and Evacuation: Fire Safety for Farm and Livestock Owners

    15 Ways to Help Mitigate Drought on Your Farm This Season and Beyond

    Thanks, and stay safe!

    All the best,


    Thomas Hodge – [email protected]

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  • John Cohn
    commented 2018-04-20 15:30:50 -0400
    I am writing to express my opposition to proposed Assembly bill A-2001, which would diminish the benefits of county college employees and retirees by forcing them to switch from the School Employees Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP) to the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP.)

    This bill would unilaterally strip away the health care benefits bargained by county college employees and would force us into a new system where we have no representation and no voice.

    In particular, for me, It would force retired county college employees to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans, even if we prefer our current Medicare Supplement plan. Under the proposed legislation, we would lose covered access to critical and specialized out-of-state medical treatment and could force us to lose access to those of our current physicians who will not accept Medicare Advantage plans.

    Thank you for opposing this legislation.
  • Karen Carter
    commented 2018-04-11 08:38:08 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    I am writing to ask you to please vote YES and PASS the Bill A3818 . S801 which will require parents to submit a notarized statement of how immunizing their child affects their religious beliefs. Immunization protects all, children and adults especially those that are immune compromised. As a parent and a teacher I know of the devestating effects not having a child vaccinated can cause.

    So I am asking you to please PASS this bill and Vote YES


    Karen Carter
  • Barbara Bour
    commented 2018-01-30 20:53:35 -0500
    I am writing to oppose the nuclear bailout bill (S877 in the Senate)

    While we understand that there must be backup power generation as the state transitions to renewal energy sources, PSE&G has not demonstrated a need for a subsidy, paid by taxpayers, to keep open their nuclear power plants.

    If there is a financial need by PSE&G for a subsidy, let them apply for this in the full light of day that hearings and full disclosure should provide. They have not, as yet, demonstrated this need, nor has the legislature done its job in scrutinizing this request on behalf of their constituents.
  • Anne Klar
    commented 2018-01-23 09:19:10 -0500
    I am writing to urge you to support A1245, a bill to divest the state pension fund from its fossil fuel holdings. It is morally wrong to be investing in an industry that is destroying our planet and causing profound human suffering. It is also fiscally irresponsible to be invested in fossil fuels at a time when the entire world is determined to transition from the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. This will inevitably reduce the market for fossil fuels and reduce the value of fossil fuel investments. The New Jersey pension fund and our retirees cannot afford to wait until the bottom falls out of the gas and oil markets, just like it already has for coal. We should divest now!

    I understand that NY is now moving toward divestment. New Jersey should do the same. Please support A1245. Protect our retirees, and protect our children and grandchildren.
  • Josh Levine
    commented 2018-01-09 19:34:35 -0500
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    I am a higher education advocate in Jersey City and I’m looking for some information about the NJ Transit database used to help students transfer from community college to 4-year universities. As the chair of the higher education committee, could you help me (or perhaps put me in touch with your staff) so I can learn a little more about where the data in that platform comes from? Much appreciated – keep up the good work!
  • Doody Tocco
    commented 2017-11-03 08:31:08 -0400
    You sir are a real COCK! you like to fuck other men like there is no tomorrow. You racist piece of shit!

    You are trump, if he was gay!
  • Elienay Oliveira
    commented 2017-07-05 20:07:20 -0400
    Hello .. Good evening. My name is Elienay Cássio Oliveira, I would like to participate with you. I live in the interior of Brazil and in December I go to the United States. I sent a message on facebook to Mila Jasey, did I do something right ?. I would be very happy if she would answer me. Sorry for english. Thank you very much.
  • alexander gerardo
    commented 2017-05-08 16:19:27 -0400
    Mila, I was happy to support your recent event in South Orange with Ambassador Murphy. I am sorry I was unable to attend in person as I was returning from a meeting in south Jersey, and traffic was at a standstill in the downpour that evening. Good luck in the elections. Alex Gerardo, Troy Corporation.
  • Robert Knoll
    commented 2017-04-10 14:14:20 -0400
    I left a voicemail today but thought the contact form might be easier for you to respond to. Judy Levy, a common friend of mine and Mila’s, is trying to introduce my son for volunteer work. He’s a high school sophomore and was hoping to get involved with the program in some way. Judy gave me the address [email protected], but Jake has emailed twice with no response, so I assume that email is no longer used.

    Is there someone he should speak to about getting involved?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Robert Knoll
    commented 2017-04-10 14:13:34 -0400
    I left a voicemail today but thought the contact form might be easier for you to respond to. Judy Levy, a common friend of mine and Mila’s, is trying to introduce my son for volunteer work. He’s a high school sophomore and was hoping to get involved with the program in some way. Judy gave me the address [email protected], but Jake has emailed twice with no response, so I assume that email is no longer used.

    Is there someone he should speak to about getting involved?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Laura Perry
    commented 2017-03-25 22:02:24 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    I am writing you in support of A906, which establishes a pilot program in the Department of Children and Families that would provide animal-assisted therapy (dogs) to victims of childhood violence, trauma, or children with behavioral health care needs and appropriates $100,000 for this effort. The bill is co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Patricia Egan Jones. There has been significant research on the benefits pet therapy for victims of post-traumatic stress syndrome- primarily in military veterans- and these benefits extend to our most vulnerable population of children.

    I believe this bill will establish a valuable service for New Jersey children impacted by violence and trauma. They can heal through appropriate clinical interventions, including animal- assisted therapy. I have a great interest in this bill based on my current field placement as a social work student intern (Simmons College, Boston) at Families and Community Together, the Union County Care Management Organization under the New Jersey Children’s System of Care, my twelve years of experience working as a CASA in Essex County, and my role as the parent of a child who benefited from animal-assisted therapy as a result of spending time in an Eastern European orphanage as an infant. Dogs have a wonderful bond with children and can help them overcome trauma.

    The long term effects of trauma can be devastating. We have the chance to save children’s lives through supportive services such as animal-assisted therapy. These children, if provided this therapy, may stay in school longer, develop positive coping skills, and avoid the legal system.

    I know, Assemblywoman Jasey, that you have been a strong supporter over the years of children’s issues. As the former president (Laura Bencivenga is my married name) of the Millburn-Short Hills Special Education Parents Committee, we had the pleasure of you speaking to our group as well as several other parent groups in our town. I am hopeful that your ongoing support of these children who have been victims or witnesses to violence will extend to voting yes for A906.

    I would appreciate hearing your opinion on this bill, if you support it, and how New Jersey can continue to be a leader in children’s issues. If you would like to contact me, you are welcome to do so. Thank you for your anticipated response and thank you for all you do for our District.

    Sincerely yours,

    Laura Perry
  • Randall richards
    commented 2016-12-19 12:49:02 -0500
    Dear Ms. Jasey,

    My wife and I urge yo to vote NO on Assembly bill A 4429. That legislation is an affront to the citizens of New Jersey and must NOT be enacted.

    Thank you.

    Randall Richards, EdD
  • Samantha Mancuso
    commented 2016-12-15 12:01:54 -0500
    Dear Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey,

    I wanted to reach out to you on behalf of my support for your sponsorship on Assembly Number 1016 in the 217th Legislature. The bill entitles, “Establishes task force to study issues related to the establishment of full-day kindergarten.” I support your bill for this task force because I am currently a teacher’s assistant in a private child care center in Norwood, NJ. As a teacher’s assistant I see the importance of having a full day of kindergarten. Children are constantly developing and growing everyday. They are extremely influential at this age. Having a full day kindergarten program at our child care center is important to the parents and the children’s education. However the costs are unattainable to parents with a lesser income. Most of our parents work full time and depend on the facility to educate their adolescents while providing them with a safe environment. A full day of kindergarten provides parents with more time to work while the teachers help them develop social skills. From the beginning of September to November their communication skills have matured as well as their ability to effectively play with others. Having the full day routine reinforces the lessons learned each day. At the start of the school year they were unable to read or write. Towards Thanksgiving they were able to write letters to their loved ones, veterans and read the posters around the room. Practicing with the children everyday and having a continuous routine strengthened their cognitive skills.

    Fortunately I was able to help raise my youngest brother who is currently in kindergarten and attending Brookside Elementary in Westwood, NJ. Over the last few months I have watched his social skills develop. Prior to the full day program he had a hard time sharing with his friends. Now he constantly asks to have playdates and he is sharing his toys when we visit the playground. Although the most positive impact the full day program had was on our family was the opportunity for my mother to go back to work full time. The advantage of my mom going back to work helped my family save money in order to place a deposit on a house. As we saved money the household dynamic became less stressful. The financial burden held our family back from strengthening together. This change in our school district gave my mom a chance to work full time and my brother an efficient education. I am hopefully this bill will be passed and give New Jersey an opportunity to have a full day kindergarten program and agree with my positive feedback. Again, thank you for your support on this bill.

    Thank you,

    Samantha Mancuso
  • Mara Miller
    commented 2016-11-20 14:16:46 -0500
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    I am writing you in regards to the bill up for vote, A4126/S2483. I urge you to please vote YES on this bill. Maybe this will have an effect on helping people who are victims of domestic abuse to not be further terrorized and killed by their partners. I believe that comprehensive gun reform such as this is the direction our state and country needs to move in order to protect our citizens from unnecessary violence and death.

    Thank you for your service,

    Mara Miller

    West Orange, NJ

  • Sgt. Jack Ambrose
    commented 2016-11-09 08:29:48 -0500
    After a career of 43 years with the East Hanover Police Department, Chief Stanley J. Hansen officially retired on October 31st. Chief Hansen’s contributions to the East Hanover Police Department will always be valued and remembered not only by the members of the East Hanover Police Department, but also by the residents of East Hanover. Chief Hansen’s commitment and dedication for 43 years is worthy of admiration.

    As a tribute, the East Hanover PBA has organized a retirement party to honor and appreciate the great career of Chief Hansen. Please join us on Wednesday November 30th at 6:30 pm at the Park Savoy Estate to thank Chief Hansen for the 43 years of commitment and dedication and wish them all the best. If any of Chief Hansen’s family, friends or colleagues would like to make a presentation during the ceremony, please contact Sgt. Jack Ambrose at [email protected] or (973) 886-9781. Or contact Det. Jesse Novalis at [email protected] or (201) 602-1610.


    Frank Franco


    East Hanover PBA
  • Bart J Zoni
    @TheLeicaBoss tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-07 17:11:48 -0400
    I just let our Assemblyperson how happy I am about this massive tax increase.
  • Bart Zoni
    commented 2016-10-07 17:10:53 -0400
    I’m am not an overly political person – but with this cynical, dirty and sickening tax vote that you just made… you can be certain that I will invest substantial personal effort to ensure you are not re-elected.

    How any working voter in NJ could forgive this is beyond me. We are not stupid. We know that the bill is a time-bomb that will trigger more increases as the funds are (surely) mismanaged in the future. Jersey voters aren’t stupid. I can assure you, we will remember.
  • Deborah Carney-Gumpper
    commented 2016-08-18 20:35:53 -0400
    Thank you for the recent proposed legislation re: HESAA NJCLASS loan program. However, I am a bit disappointed in the following statement you made, “We must offer the NEXT generation the tools to be successful at our colleges and universities”— the NEXT generation? What about the generation of NJCLASS loans borrowers that were forced into default and bankruptcy because HESAA refused to offer any assistance. I am sorry, but my son’s loans were only in repayment 18 mths before HESAA defaulted and he made over $10,000 in payments to them—what kind of legislation are you proposing for those borrowers who did all they could to pay their loans? Since 2013, I have written to every single legislature of this State, including your office, requesting an investigation into HESAA. Yet, no one cared; everyone ignored me. It was I who provided Annie Waldman (journalist from ProPublica) with all the contact information for the borrowers featured in her article.

    I believe that an immediate investigation into HESAA’s default policy and an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding individual loan defaults must be conducted. My son, at age 26, was forced into a Chapter 13 bankruptcy just so he can make payments on his NJCLASS loans—how did this happen? In essence, the message I perceived from the current legislation being proposed, along with your comments and Assemblyman Schaer’s comments is it’s okay that past borrowers were forced into bankruptcy just to obtain a college education. That message is not okay with me and it’s not okay with hundreds of other NJCLASS loan borrowers forced into default/bankruptcy with no means to revert their loans into good standing.

    Today, I am asking you to propose immediate legislation that will allow defaulted borrowers and borrowers with default judgments to rehabilitate or restructure their NJCLASS loans. It is not fair that these borrowers, who were the borrowers who brought these issues to light, are being tossed aside and are not being provided with any way to get out of the financial ruin HESAA put them in.

    I would be more than happy to sit down with you to discuss this matter. Please feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you.
  • Grace Otto-Kurak
    commented 2016-06-01 11:11:15 -0400
    Good Morning- Would like to schedule a mtg with you to discuss the usage of the Jersey Animal Coalition(JAC) building at 298 Walton and its reuse to continue as an animal shelter by Mplwd & So. Orange. Thank you, Grace