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Media Advisory

November 20, 2009
Trenton, NJ

On Friday, November 20, 2009, New Jersey's mayors elected James Anzaldi, Mayor of Clifton City, to the position of President of the New Jersey League of Municipalities. Mayor Anzaldi previously served as the League's 1st Vice President.

As president of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Mayor Anzaldi will help lead the Association that represents New Jersey's 566 municipal governments.He will represent the interests and needs of New Jersey's local elected officials to county, state and federal officials.

Mayor Anzaldi, a life long resident of Clifton, has been involved in numerous civic, charitable and religious causes.  First elected as a member of the Clifton Municipal Council in 1978, he was the youngest Councilman ever elected in city government.

In 1990, he began his first term as Mayor of Clifton.  In 1994, he was re-elected with the highest percentage of votes in city history.  In 1998, he was re-elected becoming the first 3-term mayor in city history, and, subsequently, he was re-elected in 2002 and 2006, and is currently in his 19th year as Mayor.  He is one of the two trustees of St. Paul R.C. Church in Clifton.

Mayor Anzaldi attended Clifton public schools and received his degree in Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 
Mayor Anzaldi has been a member of the Executive Board of the New Jersey League of Municipalities for numerous years and inducted into the New Jersey League of Municipalities Mayors Hall of Fame and Public Officials Hall of Fame.

For more information, please contact William G. Dressel, Jr., Executive Director at (609) 915-9072


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