SPARTA, N.J. – Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus, R-Sussex, Warren and Morris, was sworn in today in Trenton as the newest member of the General Assembly. Phoebus joins Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space serving the 24th Legislative District. She takes over the seat formerly held by Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose.

Assemblywoman Phoebus and her husband of 41 years, Bob, are the proud parents of two daughters, Lindsey and Ashley, and the proud grandparents and two granddaughters, Amelia and Abigail, and a grandson, Hunter. They have been co-owners and operators of Farmstead Golf & Country Club since 1985, where they employ roughly 100 people during their peak season. The business has been in their family since 1961.

Reducing the size and scope of government and the inequitable school funding formula must be addressed if we are to reduce the property tax burden in New Jersey," said Phoebus.  "Job creation through the growth of the private sector is another top priority. I am honored to serve the people of the 24th Legislative District and look forward to working with my colleagues in Trenton to make our state a more affordable place to live, work and raise a family.”

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Phoebus first became involved in public service as a founding member of the Andover Township Economic Growth Committee. She was elected to the Andover Township Committee in 2006 and served as liaison to the Fire Department and Department of Public Works, and as a member of the Open Space Committee and Recreation Committee. Two years later, she was honored to be chosen as Mayor of Andover Township.

In 2012, Phoebus won a seat on the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. As a Freeholder, her oversight responsibilities include the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership, the Sussex County Community College Board of School Estimates and the Department of Human Services.

Phoebus is a member of Newton Rotary International and previously served as president of Hilltop Country Day School and the Sussex County Horse Show. She also sat on the Board of Directors at National Community Bank.