Benjie E. Wimberly, was elected Assemblyman of the New Jersey 35th Legislative District in November of 2011. He currently serves a Chair of the NJ General Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee. He also serves on the Assembly Budget Committee, the Transportation and Independent Authorities, the Joint Committees on Housing Affordability, Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opp, and Public Schools. Prior to his election, Chairman Wimberly served as Councilman-at-Large for the City of Paterson where he served on the City of Paterson Department of Public Works Committee, Public Safety Committee, Finance Committee, Health and Human Services Committee and Statutory Agencies Committee. In collaboration with his nonprofit group, TEAM HOPE, council colleagues and community agencies, Assemblyman Wimberly provides many services for the residents of Paterson, including, but not limited to expungement seminars, tax appeals seminars, foreclosure workshops, Go-Green initiatives, clothing drives, food distribution, toy drives and community clean ups.