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Chiacchio Elected Mayor, Praised As 'Fantastic Leader'

Chris Chiacchio takes over for Stacey Jordan, the new deputy mayor, who stepped down at Monday's reorganization meeting.

Chris Chiacchio takes over for Stacey Jordan, the new deputy mayor, who stepped down at Monday's reorganization meeting. Credit: Ivrie Myhre
Chris Chiacchio takes over for Stacey Jordan, the new deputy mayor, who stepped down at Monday's reorganization meeting. Credit: Ivrie Myhre

In the final year of his first term on council, Chris Chiacchio was elected mayor of Moorestown Monday.

Chiacchio, who was elected unanimously at Monday's reorganization meeting, assumed the role after Stacey Jordan—the township’s first-ever female mayor—stepped down. Former running mates Chiacchio and Jordan were elected to council in November 2010. Chiacchio served as deputy mayor in 2013.

“I am grateful to my fellow council members for electing me,” Chiacchio stated in a release. “Moorestown is a wonderful place to live and work, but we have many challenges left to tackle. I am ready and excited to lead our town over the next 12 months, and will serve in this capacity with passion, energy and dedication.”

Jordan, who was elected as deputy mayor, called the end of her tenure as mayor “bittersweet,” but said Moorestown was in “great hands with Chris at the helm.”

Chiacchio’s fellow Republicans on council also praised him in a release submitted by the party. Councilman Phil Garwood said the new mayor brings “a depth of public and personal experience to the mayorship. Chris has the desire and drive to keep Moorestown the kind of place where working moms and dads can raise their kids, where small businesses can grow, and where the spirit of community can flourish.”

And Councilwoman Victoria Napolitano called Chiacchio a “fantastic leader for all citizens,” and said she is “eager to roll up my sleeves to continue working on the big things with him over the next 12 months.”

SteveS January 08, 2014 at 10:09 AM
@KB You're awesome as is your pizza! Neighbors, Kristen has just given you another great reason to come and donate a pint or two on January 20 at the Community House and enjoy a slice of Wing King's best!
Red Alert January 08, 2014 at 10:19 AM
Bella, I am more than happy to report on how Republicans fared in Moorestown. Chris Christie received 67% of the vote for Governor here in town; Diane Allen received 71% for Senate; Anthony Ogozalek and Jeff Banasz got 29% of the vote each compared to the 21% for each of the Democrats for Assembly; Jean Stanfield received 64% of the vote for Sheriff; Tim Tyler got 62% for County Clerk; and Joe Donnelly earned 65% for Freeholder. So to answer your question, Moorestown sent a pretty clear message that they wanted Republicans to lead on all levels back in November. Just like they said they wanted Stacey, Chris, Phil, Victoria, and Greg to be their Councilmembers, and wanted one of the 4 Republicans to be their mayor by returning them to power with a functioning majority.
kristen babcock January 08, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Thank you Steve S., I am more than happy to help. My heart goes out to their family, Having three daughters of my own I could not imagine the immense stress they are going through right now. I'm sure many more people in town would be thrilled to donate something to this cause as well.
Bella Pelosi January 08, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Moorestown elected Barack Obama twice and Cory Booker last fall. What does this mean?
Red Alert January 08, 2014 at 11:26 AM
That the State and National GOP need to find better candidates than loons like Lonegan or robots like Romney.

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