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Gottheimer announces ‘Jumpstart Jersey’ initiative


NEW JERSEY  — Rep. Josh Gottheimer on Tuesday announced his “Jumpstart Jersey” initiative, and released the following video to explain it – backed by a six-figure digital ad buy.

Jumpstart Jersey will collect, highlight, and organize some of the best ideas in action across the state, and bring them together in one place – – for everyone to take advantage of in their communities

For seven years now in Congress, Gottheimer has followed a simple recipe for policy-making that’s the basis of Jumpstart Jersey: meet with Jersey leaders and families across the state and bring the best ideas to Washington to help solve problems for our country.

Jumpstart Jersey will help expand that conversation for the benefit of families and communities in his District and around the State.  It will feature and help organize the ideas into a one-stop-shop based on Gottheimer’s conversations and submissions from individuals in his District and beyond.

As Gottheimer put it, “Over the past seven years, the best ideas I’ve helped bring to Washington to solve the toughest of problems have come from my discussions right here in Jersey — with mayors and small business owners, with labor and faith leaders, with cops, firefighters, and veterans, with nonprofit leaders, and with folks in diners up and down the state.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could better share and leverage those excellent ideas and avoid reinventing the wheel?”

Rep. Gottheimer launched Jumpstart Jersey in Fort Lee, highlighting the innovative work of Mayor Mark Sokolich and the Council, including President Paul Yoon, and Councilmember Ila Kasofsky, that has made Fort Lee an even better place to live and work.

They highlighted their leading efforts to improve communication with residents, so they can more directly access city services and engage with their local government; build community gardens in densely populated neighborhoods; and revitalize Fort Lee’s downtown by completing construction of the Barrymore Film Center.

Gottheimer has met with thousands of mayors, council members, business and nonprofit leaders, faith and labor leaders, first responders and veterans, and Jersey residents across the State.  He will continue that effort for the benefit of his District in the coming months, and highlight many of them and their ideas at, on social media, and beyond. 

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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