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ALJBS opens 63rd session

Delegates already fill elections for city officers

City orientation meeting for delegates

The 63rd session of American Legion Jersey Boys State began yesterday on the campus of Rider University with the registration of 795 delegates in Rider University's Alumni Gym. Delegates then arrived in their cities to receive an orientation to the week by their City Counselors, members of the all-volunteer staff. 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 and demonstrated the capabilities of the NJ State Police in his presentation titled "Managing the Radius of Risk." Other notable speakers included NJ State Assemblyman Bill Baroni, Democrat strategist Julie Roginsky, and Mark Duffy - campaign manager for Congressman Dick Zimmer.

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 2008 delegate schedule.

originally posted June 16, 2008