PLAINFIELD, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made an appearance in the Queen City, three days ahead of Tuesday's General Election.  Prior to arriving in Plainfield, the governor visited the town of Madison to inspect damage as a result of last week’s strong winds and heavy rain.

Speaking to a crowd gathered at Plainfield's Democratic Headquarters on Watchung Ave., Gov. Murphy reminded everyone of the importance to vote on Tuesday, as turnout is typically low in non-presidential national elections.  He advised everyone to not take the election for granted, particularly the incumbents. “We can be really proud about who we are as a party.”

He noted, "We stand for a stronger and fairer New Jersey that works not just for some but for everybody." 

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The governor also said, "We will fix NJ Transit if it kills me, which it might by the way, but we're finally fixing transit."

View more of Gov. Murphy’s remarks - Facebook Live video courtesy of Robert K. Graham:

Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Assemblywoman Linda Carter, Freeholders Rebecca Williams and Chair Betty Jane Kowalski, and members of the City Council were in attendance.

Before leaving the city, Governor Murphy made two unscheduled stops, first at Plainfield High School for the “We Are Plainfield event, and then at the High Tea and Creative Tabletop Competition hosted by the United Way of Greater Union County at the historic Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.


Photos of Governor Phil Murphy at the "We Are Plainfield" event courtesy of Plainfield’s Brian Branch-Price/The FotoDesk Photography is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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