EDISON, NJ – Senator Peter J. Barnes III and Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin, representing New Jersey Legislative District 18, celebrated the grand opening of their new office located at 3 Stephenville Parkway, Suite 2D, in Edison Monday evening.

Barnes and Pinkin were thrilled about the expansion of new office space in Edison and welcomed everyone.

“Senator Barnes and I are sharing the office so that our staffs can work together, use our resources wisely and help the constituents as much as we can,” said Assemblywoman Pinkin.

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“We have a good crowd tonight,” said Senator Barnes. ”We invited all the elected officials, Democrats and Republicans and a lot of other people from Legislative District 18.”

Notable attendees were Edison Township Council Members Sapana Shah and Alvaro Gomez along with Council Vice-President Michael Lombardi. Also in attendance were Mickey Quinn, senior advisor to the Majority Leader, New Jersey General Assembly and Edison Board of Education Vice-President Frank Heelan.

The event was well attended by key business leaders from the community; Barbara Roos, president of the Edison Chamber of Commerce, Dhiren Amin, President of the Indian Business Association and Leonard Sendelsky, owner of Lenguy Construction Corp.

In reference to the importance of economy and jobs Assemblywoman Pinkin said, “Certainly we are very concerned about the economy and jobs. That was part of our platform and something that I’m particularly working on. We're trying to work as closely with the regional chambers and local chambers of commerce.”

“We have many core assets in Central New Jersey, we have Rutgers University, the County College, the Regional Vocational schools,” said Assemblywoman Pinkin. “We want to make sure that we have students that can contribute and can be able to find and deliver skilled employment so that businesses can strive, if we don’t have strong businesses we’re not going be able to get our economy going.”

Senator Barnes served as a member of the Edison Township Council from 1996 to 2007 and on the Edison Township Planning Board from 2001 to 2003.

Assemblywoman Pinkin served as a member of the East Brunswick Township Council from 2005 to 2014, and as council president from 2006 to 2008.