Gloucester City Has A New Political Group; Meet and Greet on Saturday from 3 PM to 6 PM at Proprietors Park
Today, (July 9, 2021) Josh Twyford the chairperson of the organization, and, vice-chair Charlene DelFico were asked some personal follow-up questions today.
William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews
GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 9, 2021)--A new political organization, known as the Gloucester City GOP (Grand Old Party) has formed in the City of Gloucester City, NJ. Joshua Twyford is the chair and the vice-chair is Charlene DelFico. Both individuals are residents of the City.
For many decades Gloucester City has been controlled by the Democratic Party led by long-time South Jersey Political Boss George Norcross. The last Republican to hold office was Mayor Walter Jost who was elected in the mid 1990s.
Twyford, was asked why did he start the Gloucester City GOP?
"I have lived in Gloucester City for a decade and have never seen an opposition candidate for council or mayor. I believe that competition is essential for a government to truly represent the people, as those who run unopposed have no accountability."
When questioned about how to join, he replied, "Go to our Facebook page and search for Gloucester City GOP. Anyone is free to join. After answering some screening questions to make sure the right people are joining the group (residents, conservatives, etc.) We also have a Happy Hour every first Thursday of the month. The event is posted on our Facebook page one to two weeks before the event. We have held happy hours at Holy City Publick House (332 Jersey Ave.) and The Highland Tavern (308 Orlando Drive) in the past, but we are always looking to patronize bars and restaurants in these tough times for small businesses. So any businesses are welcome to contact either Charlene DelFico or myself if they are interested in hosting one of our Happy Hour events!
CNBNews asked if their group had chosen anyone to run in November for the mayor’s seat. Former mayor Dan Spencer resigned and Councilman Pat Keating was named temporary mayor until November when an election will be held for those two positions.
Do you have any candidates for those positions?
"As of this moment we do not. We are actively seeking members so we can fill needed positions in the committee and start fundraising. After this is accomplished we can move on to finding great candidates for our city's residents."
The Gloucester City GOP organization is holding a Meet and Greet Saturday at Proprietors Park, King Street and Jersey Ave. between the hours of 3 PM and 6 PM.
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