American Legion Jersey Boys State

American Legion Jersey Boys State
A Week That Shapes the Future


Carlos Polanco elected 71st Governor of ALJBS

John Woods named Lieutenant Governor

(L to R) Gov. Carlos Polanco, his Lieutenant Governor and Party Chair pose with Dir. David Bagatelle


Carlos Polanco [Pierce City #13] of Clifton (Passaic County), Post #8 has won the 2016 ALJBS Governor election, the ALJBS Political Desk announced today.

Polanco, Lieutenant Governor John Woods [Taylor City #11] of Fair Haven (Monmouth County), Post #168, and State Party Chairman Thomas Griggs [Madison City #4] of Rutherford (Bergen County), Post #109 were mobbed by Polanco's native Pierce City after Director Bagatelle announced the results to the assembled delegation around 3:00 PM.

Polanco, the 71st ALJBS governor, and Woods posed for photos and shook the congratulatory hands of delegates before being escorted to their office in New Jersey State Police squad cars. Governor Polanco and his cabinet will announce their appointments later tonight.






About Us

Held at Rider University every year beginning on Father's Day, ALJBS has a strong tradition of education, patriotism and excellence in the development of tomorrow's leaders at our week-long hands-on program.

Our mission

To develop good citizens in the United States of America by inspiring the youth of New Jersey to take a more active and intelligent interest in the operation of our State and Nation and in the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship and to understand the sacrifices made by our veterans to preserve our nation and way of life.