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Bridgeton Town Hall Welcomes Legislators

From left: Pastor Dr. Albert Morgan; Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli; JoEllyn Jones; Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro; Senate President Steve Sweeney; Damita White-Morris, City of Bridgeton Municipal Democratic Committee Chair; and other members of the committee. Senate President Steve Sweeney with Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly

Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro participated in a town hall in Bridgeton last week. The legislators fielded questions from the public at the town hall, held at Bridgeton High School.

“Bridgeton is a prime example of a town working hard to improve the way of life for its citizens. Unfortunately, our state is facing a fiscal crisis, which will prevent us from making investments like this in years to come if we do not take action,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “I am grateful I had the opportunity to speak with the people of Bridgeton and explain the importance of enacting fiscal reforms so we can continue to invest in our schools, our communities and ultimately, our future.”

Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joseph Derella, Mayor Albert Kelly, Council President James Curtis Edwards, and Councilmembers Rosemary DeQuinzio, Edward Bethea, Dr. Sam Feinstein and David Gonzalez attended the town hall. Cumberland County Sheriff Robert Austino was also in attendance.

“It is always a pleasure to speak with the people of Bridgeton. I am glad we got the opportunity to hear their concerns and discuss our aspirations for the new legislative session,” said Assemblyman Burzichelli (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “I look forward to seeing all that we can accomplish together.”

“It was wonderful to connect with the people of Bridgeton, as well as Mayor Kelly and the city council,” said Assemblyman Taliaferro (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “The city is lucky to have such a dedicated team of public servants working hard every day to improve their quality of life. Together we are bringing tangible, far-reaching change to the South Jersey community.”