Linda Greenstein was elected to the New Jersey Senate in a November 2010 special election and she was serving her sixth term in the New Jersey General Assembly, a tenure that began in January 2000.
Linda Greenstein was educated at Vassar, Johns Hopkins University, and the Georgetown University Law Center and is a specialist in disability law. Prior to her current position, she was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Community Health Law Project and has served as a Deputy Attorney General in Trenton and as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia.
As a fulltime Legislator, Greenstein served in a number of leadership roles during her time in the General Assembly. She was appointed Deputy Speaker of the General Assembly in 2006, following a four-year period serving as Assistant Majority Leader. She Chaired the Assembly Judiciary Committee and was a member of the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. The author of New Jersey’s tough anti-telemarketing law, she sponsored legislation expanding Megan’s Law, and calling for a State Constitutional Convention for property tax reform.
Greenstein has served as an elected member of the Plainsboro Township Committee and as vice president of the Mercer County School Boards Association. She is currently a board member of the Central New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America. She has served as a Trustee of Angel’s Wings – a Mercer County-based social service agency – and is a board member of the Central New Jersey Council, Boy Scouts of America and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Linda’s committee assignments for the 214th legislative session include Budget/ Appropriations and Environment/Energy.
Linda is married to Michael Greenstein and they are parents of a son, Evan.