The New Jersey Conference of Mayors honored Assembly Deputy Republican Leader Gary Chiusano as Legislator of the Year, as part of the group's 49th Annual Spring Conference in Atlantic City.

"I am honored to be a recipient of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors' award and appreciate their recognition," said Chiusano (R-Sussex, Warren and Morris). "Working with the Christie administration and with valuable input from mayors and other local officials, I will continue to advocate for policies that will encourage job creation, reduce the scope of Trenton's bureaucracy and lead to a more affordable New Jersey.

A NJCM Directior called Chiusano a strong advocate for giving mayors and local governments the tools they need to better serve their constituents.

Chiusano has been a member of the New Jersey Assembly since 2008.