Elections

East Brunswick: Democratic Candidate Phil Murphy to Speak on May 18

3f77b82b5daa730fe1b1_PhilMurphyGov_1200x628_OpenGraph.jpg
3f77b82b5daa730fe1b1_PhilMurphyGov_1200x628_OpenGraph.jpg

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gubernatorial politics is coming to town, spearheaded by Democratic front-runner Ambassador Phil Murphy who will speak at The Estate on the Lake on Thursday night, May 18 from 7:00 to 8:30.  This forum is open to anyone wishing to attend.

A guest of the East Brunswick Democratic Organization, Murphy will address attendees before the state primary elections on June 6.

Murphy appeared last night on a televised debate that feature most of the Republican and Democratic candidates who are running to replace Chris Christie as Governor of New Jersey in November.  Murphy debated other Democratic candidates former Treasury Official Jim Johnson, State Senator Raymond Lesniak,  and Assemblyman John Wisniewski.

Sign Up for E-News

According to politico.com, Murphy said he thought working with Republicans was important, especially after Christie.

“We’ve had seven-and-a-half years of a governor who’s been an ‘us versus them’ governor. A zero sum governor,” Murphy said, calling the environment “toxic.”

From Murphy's website:

Meet Phil Murphy

Phil Murphy has done a lot. Achieved a lot. Helped a lot of people. But one thing he’s not is a political insider.

That’s why he’ll be a governor who has our back.

As Phil says, he “grew up in a family that was middle class on a good day.” They lived paycheck to paycheck. His mom was a secretary, his dad never graduated high school and took any job he thought could help him support his family — even working as a paid pallbearer.

Phil put himself through Harvard on loans and part-time jobs. After earning a graduate degree at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, he started his career at the bottom, working his way up to help lead a major international business by learning how economies grow and create jobs.

He’s helped lead local charities to support troubled teens and domestic abuse survivors, and these groups have changed thousands of lives for the better. Nationally, Phil proudly served on the board of the NAACP, the world’s oldest civil rights organization.

In 2009, Phil answered President Barack Obama’s call to service and became the U.S. Ambassador to Germany after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

phil_and_potus

Phil has also fought for opportunity, fairness, and justice through his involvement in the Democratic Party. He served as Finance Chair of the Democratic National Committee, helping to elect Barack Obama. He worked with Howard Dean on the fifty-state strategy that rebuilt the Democratic Party from the grassroots up.

Today Phil and Tammy live in Monmouth County. They are the parents of Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.

Phil’s experience, his values, his understanding that insider politics has failed us and his commitment to building a better New Jersey for everyone have led to a campaign for governor that starts with you.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

East Brunswick

New Jersey Launches NJ ABLE to Help Individuals with Disabilities Save for Expenses

June 24, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson on Monday announced the launch of a major new program to help individuals with disabilities become more independent and better thrive in their communities.  

With the newly launched NJ ABLE program, individuals with disabilities can save tax-free for eligible expenses such as education, housing and ...

East Brunswick Public Library Hosts “Beginner Coder” Program Series for Adults

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to popular demand, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center) is offering “Beginner Coder for Adults,” a program series to teach the basics of computer coding for the internet this July.

Led by guest lecturer Preeti Gupta, the classes focus on teaching basic web technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript. After completing this ...

EBPL Open on Summer Sundays

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—Due to an increase in demand of library usage, East Brunswick Public Library (2 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive) is extending Sunday hours throughout July.

The library plans on using the additional hours to host more library programming and provide services to the community, including passports, access to the computer lab and EB Create makerspace, and ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...

Summertime Air Quality Issues

Summer weather can be harmful to your health due to air pollutants like ozone, mold, and moisture that are more prevalent both inside and outside than they are during cooler months. 

Sunny days, warm temperatures, and light winds don’t allow pollutants to be cleared from outside air. Instead, they encourage the formation of ozone, a leading air pollutant.  Ozone is ...