Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt represents the 6th Legislative district which is composed of parts of Camden County. She was elected to the Assembly on November 8, 2005, filling the seat of fellow Democrat Mary Previte, who did not run for re-election and had held the seat in the Assembly since 1998. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, Ms. Lampitt was elected to the Cherry Hill Township Council in 2003 after serving on the township Zoning Board. Lampitt currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Higher Education Committee. She also sits on the Commerce and Economic Development Committee as well as the Intergovernmental Relations Commission.
Assemblywoman Lampitt attended Johnson & Wales University and graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts and Managements. She has worked at the University of Pennsylvania for 25 years and currently is the General Manager for Conference Services. She has served on a number of steering committees on the campus, working on the Committee for Manufacturer Responsibility, which ensures university products are manufactured under fair labor standards.
In the mid-1970s, Lampitt was inspired by her mother’s involvement with Aid for Cancer Research
, a volunteer organization devoted to grants for vital medical research. As a result, Lampitt is active in the South Jersey Chapter of the City of Hope, a cancer research institution. Lampitt’s personal experience has made affordable and accessible quality healthcare, with an emphasis on expanding cancer research opportunities in the Garden State, one of the platforms of her candidacy for Assembly.