January 19, 2010
RE: History Made in Trenton
History was made in Trenton today, as Chris Christie took the Oath of Office as our State’s 55th Governor and Kim Guadagno was sworn in as New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor.
In his Inaugural Address, Governor Christie thanked his predecessor, Governor Corzine, for his years of faithful service to the people of our State. He welcomed Assembly Speaker Shiela Oliver and Senate President Steve Sweeney to the podium, where handshakes were exchanged as a symbol of the commitment to bi-partisan cooperation. And, to the people of New Jersey, he said this: “You voted for change. And today, change has arrived.”
In his one reference to municipal government, Governor Christie noted, “Yes, we will have to curb spending in municipal governments where there has been too little control.”
We hope the Governor will be able to join us for our 18th Annual Mayors’ Legislative Day in Trenton, on February 24. That would give us the opportunity to learn more about Administration plans for State-local cooperation, as we confront the problems posed by the State’s unbalanced budget and our National economic crisis. For registration information, consult the League home page at http://www.njslom.org/mayors_leg_day-2010.html
The Governor recognized the problems faced by the people of New Jersey, as well as their determination to overcome those problems. He indicated his commitment to restoring New Jersey’s pride and its economic vigor.
The text of Governor Christie's speech is available on the Governor's website at
For more information, contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext. 121.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.