BLOOMFIELD, NJ- As the Democratic nominee for Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy has been on the move lately.  The former US Ambassador to Germany has traveled up and down the Parkway for some last minute campaigning in a closely watched race.  Today, Murphy visited Heritage Village Retirement at Bloomfield, a 55+ senior housing complex in Bloomfield to a packed room of approximately 250 local residents who seemed anxious for change.

Murphy spoke about fixing the education system, making living in New Jersey more affordable and how we need to be more environmentally responsible as a state,  Ambassador Murphy took questions from the crowd before wrapping up after approximately 90 minutes. 

Included in the standing room only crowd today were Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy J. Jones, Jr., Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia, Bloomfield Councilmen Nicholas Joanow and Carlos Pomares, Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo, Assemblyman Thomas Giblin, East Orange Councilman, Ted Green, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren and Essex County Freeholder President Britnee Timberlake. The New Jersey gubernatorial election takes place on November 7, 2017.  Murphy faces Republican nominee Kim Guadagno.