Mr. Moriarty was Mayor of Washington Township from 2005 to 2009 and served as a member of the Township’s Planning and Library Boards. The Assembly term he began Jan 2020 is his eighth term.
Assemblyman Moriarty was named Deputy Speaker of the General Assembly in March of 2018. He is Chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee and sits on the Regulated Professions and Labor Committee. The Assemblyman has sponsored numerous bills aimed at increasing consumer awareness and protection, including measures to increase product safety and the safety of children’s toys. He has also sponsored legislation to make government more responsive and accountable, reform commissions and independent authorities, and to require government workers to live in New Jersey. He has also sponsored a law limiting the annual budget growth of school districts, municipal and county governments to two percent. More recently, he was prime sponsor of legislation legalizing sports betting in NJ.
Mr. Moriarty worked as an investigative journalist at KYW-CBS 3 in Philadelphia from 1987 to 2004. Before that, he was a news producer at WCAU-TV, Philadelphia. He is currently a media consultant.
The Assemblyman was a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for 20 years and served 6 years as an AFTRA shop steward.
Assemblyman Moriarty was born Sept. 25, 1956, in Salem, Mass. He is a 1981 Graduate of Temple University.
Mr. Moriarty and his wife, Lisa, married in 1985. They have one daughter.