CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, March 24, 2014, the House will consider H.R. 1376, a bill To Designate the Facility of the United States Postal Service Located at 369 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the "Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building," under a suspension of the rules. H.R. 1376 was introduced on March 21, 2013 by Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ) and was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which ordered the bill reported by unanimous consent.
H.R. 1376 designates a U.S. Postal Service facility located in Jersey City, New Jersey as the “Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building.” Moreover, the bill states that any reference to the facility in any law, regulation, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be considered in reference to the Judge Shirley A. Tolentino Post Office Building.
Judge Shirley A. Tolentino was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. Judge Tolentino received her Juris Doctorate degree in 1971 from Seton Hall University, where she was the only African American female in her class. In 1976, she was appointed as the first female to the Jersey City Municipal Court. She was elevated in 1981 and became the first female Presiding Judge of the Jersey City Municipal Court. In 1984, she became the first female appointee to the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey. Judge Tolentino passed away at the age of 67 on October 31, 2010.
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