Burlington County Freeholders Aimee Belgard and Joanne Schwartz took the Oath of Office and were sworn in before an overflowing crowd by Newark Mayor Cory Booker yesterday at the Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly at the County’s annual re-organization meeting. “It was an honor to take the oath of office to represent the residents
The Freeholders board unveiled several initiatives for 2013 as it entered a new era of bipartisanship Tuesday. A visit by Newark Mayor Cory Booker also generated interest from the crowd gathered at the Olde Historic Court House for the county board’s annual organization meeting. Freeholder Joseph Donnelly, who was chosen to serve as the governing
Voter turnout in Burlington County was high on Tuesday — not at the record levels we saw in 2008, but it was heavy. If you were one of the many residents who voted, congratulations. You fulfilled a civic obligation and made your voice heard. You should feel proud. We believe you also may be offended.
Helped in part by the presence of President Obama at the top of the ticket, Burlington County Democrats were able to repeat their victory of four years ago, narrowly winning two seats on the Board of Freeholders, according to unofficial tallies Tuesday. Before 2008, Republicans had a monopoly on the five-member board for more than
The incumbent Republican freeholders appeared to lose their bid for re-election Tuesday night, swept out of office by two Democrats. “A hurricane couldn’t stop them (volunteers who helped get out the vote),” said a jubilant Aimee Belgard of Edgewater Park after she and running mate Joanne Schwartz of Southampton claimed victory over Republican incumbents Bruce
Burlington County Freeholders-Elect Aimee Belgard and Joanne Schwartz today congratulated their supporters on a hard fought win and thanked all of the hard-working volunteers and organizations that helped power their campaign to victory on Election night. “Throughout the campaign, we said repeatedly that Burlington County taxpayers deserved a voice in our county government and thanks
(Marlton, NJ) Freeholder candidates Aimee Belgard and Joanne Schwartz responded today to the vile attacks from their opponents regarding the Republican raid of funds from the sale of Buttonwood Hospital. “It’s astonishing that the current freeholders are finally interested in discussing the topic of Buttonwood especially given that neither Freeholder Garganio nor O’Brien took the
Freeholder candidate Aimee Belgard spoke to Blue Jersey following the candidate’s debate on September 20, 2012. You can see the video of the interview by clicking here. You can read more about the Freeholder debate in this story from the Burlington County Times.