Senator Sandra Cunningham represents the 31st legislative district composed of part of Hudson County. She is a graduate of Bloomfield College where she earned a B.A. Degree. She was elected to the Senate in 2007 and began serving as Majority Whip in 2008. She holds the seat of her late husband Senator Glenn Cunningham, who passed in 2004. Currently, she is the Executive Director of The Glenn D. & Sandra Cunningham Foundation located in Jersey City whose goal is to help high school students who may not get the opportunity to attend college by providing them with scholarships and funds for books. She serves on the Senate Economic Growth Committee and serves as the Vice-Chair, the Budget and Appropriations Committee, and the Joint Committee on Public Schools.