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ALJBS Opens 62nd Session

Major Hunt of NJ State Police challenges delegates to get involved

Major John Hunt addresses delegates and challenges to get involved

The 62nd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State began this morning on the campus of Rider University with the registration of 783 delegates in Rider's University's Cavalla Room. Delegates then arrived in their cities to receive an orientation to the week by their City Counselors. After a short welcome by Director Bagatelle, Major John Hunt of the New Jersey State Police challenged the delegates to get involved early. Major Hunt also encouraged delegates to show an appreciation for veterans. Other notable speakers included NJ State Assemblyman Bill Baroni, Edison Mayor Jun Choi, Democrat strategist Julie Roginsky, and Bordentown Township Committee Member Rob Delaney.

Later in the evening, delegates began the political process by selecting their form of City Government, choosing Ward Leaders for each city's two political parties and filling slates (via petition) for Elected City offices such as Mayor and Councilman. You can track your son's progress via our Election Results page by clicking here.

Click here for a pdf version of the full 2007 delegate schedule.

originally posted June 17, 2007