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Franklin Township's 2017 Reorganization Meeting: Appointments of 2017

Deputy Mayor Carl Wright with his family being sworn in by Ann Marie McCarthy, township clerk Credits: Malik A. Lyons
Township Attorney Louis N. Rainone being sworn in by Ann Marie McCarthy, township clerk Credits: Malik A. Lyons
Township Prosecutor Erica J. Inocencio with her family being sworn in by Ann Marie McCarthy, township clerk Credits: Malik A. Lyons
Alternate Prosecutor Bernice M. Jalloh being sworn in by Ann Marie McCarthy, township clerk Credits: Malik A. Lyons
Councilwoman Shanel Robinson and Deputy Mayor Carl Wright Credits: Malik A. Lyons

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Carl Wright was unanimously approved as the new deputy mayor at the 2017 Franklin Township Council reorganization meeting held Tuesday night.

Deputy Mayor assured the people of the fourth ward he will be there for them. “Nothing will slip by me, if I can help please call me, text me, throw a letter in the mailbox do whatever you have to do,” Wright said. 

In addition to Wright, the township council also appointed attorneys, an auditor, a municipal court judge, prosecutors, and public defender. 

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Boy Scout Troop 154 performed a Flag Ceremony and led the Pledge of Allegiance and Bryce G. a Franklin Middle School Student sang the National Anthem. 

Councilman Carl Wright (Ward 4) was nominated as deputy mayor by former Deputy Mayor and Councilman Theodore Chase (Ward 1) and was unanimously approved by the Township Council. Deputy Mayor Wright has served the Township of Franklin for seven years as a councilman and will serve as the deputy mayor for 2017. Wright thanked the council members for the honor and introduced his family to all in attendance. 

Councilwoman Kimberly Francois nominated Louis N. Rainone as the Township Attorney for 2017 and he was unanimously approved, and sworn in. Jose Rivera-Benitez, Everett Johnson, and John Lauria, were appointed as Litigation/Tax Attorney, Bond Council and Township Auditor respectfully for 2017.

Hector Rodriguez was appointed as the Municipal Judge for a three-year term ending in December of 2019. Councilwoman Shanel Robinson nominated Erica J. Inocencio as the Township Prosecutor for 2017 and she was unanimously approved and sworn in. Bernice Jalloh was nominated by Councilman Charles Onyejiaka (Ward 3) for the role of Associate Prosecutor for 2017, and she was unanimously approved and sworn in. Kevin A. Buchan and Dennis A. Auciello were also appointed as the Alternate Prosecutor and Public Defender for 2017.

Check back this week to find out more about the reorganization meeting.

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