Today was a historic day in Burlington County, when two Democrats were sworn in as freeholders, breaking the Republican lock on that body. This, despite a 9 to 1 spending disadvantage and the injection of Sheldon Adelson into this local race.
Aimee Belgard and Joanne Schwartz were sworn in by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who spent a better part of his afternoon at the ceremony and the reception afterwards.
The last time the county elected two Democrats, those individuals switched over to the Republican party. That won’t happen with Aimee and Joanne. They have integrity.
Congratulations Aimee and Joanne, and Burlington County Democratic Chair Joe Andl for helping us start the new year on a very positive note. And thank you to Assembly members Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, and Pam Lampitt, and Senate President Steve Sweeney for joining us in the celebration.
Swearing-in of Aimee Belgard:
Swearing-in of Joanne Schwartz: