DENVILLE, NJ – Thomas Andes has accepted the position of chief of staff for New Jersey Assemblyman-elect Brian Bergen, Bergen announced in a press release on Fri., Jan. 3. Andes currently serves as mayor of Denville Township.

The press release acknowledged Andes’s knowledge of municipal government, grounded in 20 years of experience as a councilman and mayor. The release also declared Bergen’s excitement to have someone like Andes on his team who can connect with the municipalities to ensure their interests are being advocated for effectively in Trenton.

“I can’t think of a better way to serve the municipal governments in the 25th District than to hire someone who can help me understand their needs in a way that only extensive municipal experience can allow,” commented Bergen. “My district office staff will be completely focused on constituent case work and supporting our municipal governments. Tom is a well-respected mayor and his connections with his municipal peers and our constituent base will allow me to be the best representative I can be for the 25th District.”

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For the first few weeks of Assemblyman-elect Bergen’s term, his staff will operate out of Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll’s former office space before moving to their permanent home in Downtown Denville.

“I am excited to leverage my years of municipal experience to support Assemblyman-elect Bergen in his efforts to connect to the communities and identify and advocate for their needs in Trenton,” said Andes.

Assemblyman-elect Bergen will be sworn in on Jan. 14, 2020, at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey, as a member of the 219th New Jersey State Legislature.


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