Nancy F. Muñoz was sworn into the Assembly on May 21, 2009, filling the vacancy created by the sudden death of her husband Assemblyman Dr. Eric Muñoz on March 30, 2009.
Muñoz has continued her late husband’s work with legislation to impose tougher penalties against convicted sex offenders and the people who harbor them and to provide additional support for victims and their families. She has also worked to improve access to healthcare and provide educational benefits to veterans.
A graduate of Sheehan High School in Wallingford, Ct., Muñoz received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Skidmore College in 1976 and a master’s degree from Hunter College in 1983 as a clinical nurse specialist. She has worked at Massachusetts General, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Overlook Hospital and was a Health Care Risk Manager for Continental Insurance Health Care.
Muñoz served as president of Summit’s elementary, middle and high shool PTA/PTO organizations. She has also been a board member of the Community Pre-School at St. John’s, which served low-income children in Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights.
Muñoz, and her husband, the late Dr. Muñoz, have five children: William, Eric, Alexander, Elizabeth and Maximilian.