By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
For the second time this spring, Save Jerseyans, another New Jersey Republican is laying what looks like requisite groundwork to engage the state-wide political scene into 2017 and possibly beyond.
Save Jersey has learned that Evesham (Burlington County) Mayor Randy Brown, who also serves as kicking coach for the Baltimore Ravens NFL football team, will launch a PAC called “One Team, One Vision, One Jersey” on Wednesday.
The Mayor plans to formally announce the PAC’s launch at Evesham Mortgage in Marlton at 11:30 a.m.
Board members behind the new effort include influential Burlington GOP Chairman Bill Layton, Donald Sico, who previously served as Executive Director of the New Jersey General Assembly and Chief of Staff to two Assembly Speakers (Garabed “Chuck” Haytaian and Jack Collins), and former LD8 Assemblyman and current businessman Chris Brown.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, widely seen as the front runner for the NJ GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2017, launched a 501(c)(4) organization ‘Building a Better NJ Together’ (www.buildabetternj.com) back in April.
Brown, for his part, could be the only local official, besides Jersey City’s Steven Fulop, on the ballot for high office next June should he ultimately decide to leverage this week’s move into a future campaign.
He has served as Evesham’s mayor since 2007 and is known for an innovative and hands-on approach to governing the township of 45,000, one which sometimes makes waves in the community. He recently partnered with the rideshare company Uber to combat drunk driving and made headlines in the region for suing his local school board to keep a school open. Originally a Democrat, the Mayor switched parties back in 2010 citing Corzine-era policies which, in his mind, led to a “total disconnect between me and the party.”