BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - New Jersey's First Lady Tammy Murphy made a special visit to Berkeley Heights on her tour of towns across the state encouraging residents to get out to vote on Election Day.
She stopped at the home of Mayor Angie Devanney and thanked everybody for showing up. "This is a wave and I know that you all have been involved for a long time," said Murphy. "Obviously, we had great success last year and we are going to carry on this momentum this year." She gave recognition and thanked the two Democratic Township Council candidates Julie Figlar and Rina Franchino, both teachers, for putting themselves out there.
"The conversation internationally [and] nationally is such that we have great diverse candidates that are really putting themselves out there to try and exercise their civic responsibility. I am grateful to you for doing that," she said.
"I will tell you we have had great success over the past few years," she said. She talked of the progress "in making New Jersey stronger and fairer for everyone and not just for a few special interests with things like $15 minimum wage and equal pay for equal work -- who can deny that that is not great progress," she said.
"In saying that, we got a ways to go and we have to lock arms together -- that is the only way we are going to get there."
She then went out to knock on doors with Mayor Devanney and Township Council candidate Rina Franchino.
Editor's Note: Click here for Berkeley Heights 2019 election results.