WARREN, NJ - A standing-room only crowd, including state representatives Tom Kean Jr., Jon Bramnick and Nancy Munoz, former Governor Donald DiFrancesco, former mayor Susie Boyce and others, saw this year's Warren Township Committee sworn in on Wednesday night.
Fr. Sean Kenney, Pastor of Our Lady of the Mount Church delivered the invocation and Warren Boy Scout Troop 228 performed the flag ceremony. “May they have prudence, compassion, and love. May they serve the fellow citizens with full and joyful hearts, and may you bless this township this coming year,” said Kenney.
Mick Marion and George Lazo were chosen as Mayor and Deputy Mayor for 2015. Both were also sworn in to a second term on the Township Committee. Under Warren Township's form of government, members of the Township Committee vote to select a township mayor and deputy mayor each year. In nominating Marion, Gary DiNardo said,“We have a person who I think is not afraid to ask questions, he never thinks about himself. He always thinks about what he can do for our community and school systems. He’s always close to my side, and it would be my honor to nominate Mick (Michael) Marion as our mayor."
“For a guy that moved into this township going on 16 years, who would’ve figured I’d be mayor of the best township in this country,” said Marion. “We will continue to work alongside our colleagues in all areas of government, but we will also bring new ideas, new visions, as well as different perspectives to our township as it evolves, while continuing to maintain the great heritage that Warren is and will always be,” he continued.
Township Committeeman George Lazo, elected three years ago to his first term on the committee and representing a "new generation of leadership," is now in line for mayor in 2016. “We really do work as a team. We are very proud of that, and we will continue to work very hard for our residents,” said Lazo.
“Over the decades that we’ve had the privilege of representing Warren, what we’ve seen is camaraderie and cooperation consistently here, which is good for the people and good for the country,” said Bramnick.
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