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Gentek Heading to Democratic National Convention

Gloucester Township Councilwoman Michelle Gentek is looking forward to her trip to Charlotte, NC, next month.

Councilwoman Michelle Gentek will head to Charlotte, NC, next month as a New Jersey delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Gentek, who has sat on Gloucester Township Council since January 2010, is looking forward to the trip. She found out in late June that she had been selected as an at-large convention delegate.

"I'm very excited. I am looking forward to supporting Barack Obama in his campaign," he said. "I think it is quite an honor to get to support somebody you feel has been a strong president and will continue to be a great president."

In additon to throwing her support behind President Obama, Gentek, who is a candidate for Camden County freeholder, is looking forward to talking to other delegates about ways to get the economy going and create jobs.

"I think job creation is very important," she said.

As leader of the Gloucester Township "Green Team," green technologies and initiatives are near and dear to Gentek's heart. She says she will press for continuing environmental initiatives, and hopes to learn a few things from others.

"I'm going to see representatives from all the other states, and see how they're doing things. I want to compare what we do in Gloucester Township to what they do," she said.

Her selection as a convention delegate has won her points at home.

"My children think I'm very cool," Gentek said with a big smile.

Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera (D-4) is also a Democratic National Convention delegate.

The Democratic National Convention begins Sept. 3. President Obama is expected to address the delegates on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Blackwood resident Dennis Palmer has been selected as a delegate for the Republican National Convention, which will be held in Tampa, FLA, later this month.

Darren Gladden August 10, 2012 at 11:47 PM
I do not PLEAD the 5th. I have something to say . I would like to state if the Green Team job was to make a ton of WEEDS around town and have the town looking like Geese do and having our fields pave with stone then I say the Green team is doing one heck of a JOB ... PLEZZZZZZ Gimme me a break ..... Now Just care cause I do. Her talk is cheap and she has done NOTHING and I mean nothing in this township to make things better ...."WAKE UP PEOPLE " Just care , time to pull some weeds COUNCILWOMAN Gentak let's HUSTLE hard and let's make our FIELDS of Dreams for all our KIDS come true and stop with all the TALK. Leaders LEAD and get stuff DONE young lady ............Then maybe I will support you ;-)....Just care , I do http://youtu.be/IYzlVDlE72w
Paul J. DiBartolo August 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM
The DNC decided to cut its convention short (disinterest, maybe?), the extreme left wing became disaffected with North Caroline due to its citizens rejecting same-sex marriage via the ballot and thought about moving the event, the list of those announcing they are not going to the convention continues to grow, featured speakers such as Elizabeth "Running Joke" Warren (not 1/64th Cherokee nor woman of color that she claimed to be in order to get an educational deal), Joe - Where's Biden hidin' - the Plagiarizer, and now Jimmah Cahteh in HD on big screen (please pass the popcorn); sounds like a great place to go to guarantee another four years of misery. If nothing else, with all the no-shows announcing there should be plenty of room to get a good seat. And don't forget being part of the team sent out to scour the streets of Charlotte to fill the 74,000 seat Bank of America Stadium for "The One's" speech. All I can say is have fun Ms. Gentek, like watching a total eclipse of the sun, you might never get a chance like this again.
John Reynolds August 11, 2012 at 01:44 PM
I'll bet Michelle a warehouse full of unsold Solyndra solar panels that she won't learn a thing about creating real jobs at the DNC love fest. We're still waiting for those "green jobs" Biden touted four years ago. Have fun, stay out of trouble, and under no circumstances party with Clinton ...
Sonia Santiago August 15, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Why is the Mayors Wife Running for freeholder. These two are sucking up big bucks at their home in Cobblestone
Sonia Santiago August 15, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Why is the Mayors Wife Running for freeholder. These two are sucking up big bucks at their home in Cobblestone

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