By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
Labor Day’s genesis is rooted in the labor movement, Save Jerseyans, but for most Americans, summer’s parting event has muted into a general patriotic celebration.
To me? It’s about celebrating hard work and what good can come from it.
So there was no place more fitting for New Jersey’s Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno to visit today than South Plainfield for the Middlesex County borough’s 58th annual Labor Day Parade. She’s the public face of the Administration again this weekend as Governor Christie takes a birthday-induced break from presidential campaigning.
“It’s great to see so many families and members of the community joining together to celebrate this holiday weekend,” said Lt. Governor Guadagno, joined by Middlesex GOP Chairman Sam Thompson and local Republican elected officials. “Today we honor New Jersey’s hardworking and highly educated residents, whose contributions as members of our nation’s workforce cannot be overstated.”
Those contributions are paying dividends in South Plainfield, very much a “working” class cross-section of the American experience but, despite a 2-to-1 “blue” tint to this 23,000-resident strong borough, an equally-hardworking and diverse GOP team has continued to dominate local elections over the past few years. Regular readers know we’ve profiled Mayor Matthew Anesh’s team right here at Save Jersey for that very reason. Takes notes!