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Governor Chris Christie

Governor Chris Christie Town Hall Meeting

#HipNJ scored an exclusive invite to Governor Chris Christie‘s Town Hall Meeting in Hanover Township, and we learned about the latest in the Garden State political scene!

Governor Christie, who is still mulling over a presidential run, did not shy away from the hot button issues affecting #HipNJ citizens.  From pension and healthcare reform, to gun rights, mental health and balancing the budget, nothing was off the table as our highlight reel shows.

No matter your political party, there’s no doubting the passion Governor Christie has for his job and the well-being of New Jersey.

“I was born here, I was raised here, and I love this state.  This is where I raise my children, and this is where I hope they raise their children.”

There were some lighter moments too.  Governor Christie’s classmates from Livingston High School were on hand, and we learned that despite his high profile, he would be attending his 35th high school reunion celebration in April.  We also learned that his son is a baseball player for Princeton University, and that after the meeting he and his wife Mary Pat were going to cheer on the Tigers‘ game at Seton Hall University.

It’s hip to stay informed and get involved.  For more on Governor Christie, stay connected to State.NJ.US/Governor.

Governor Richard J. Codey

Not many people express how proud they are of their hometowns quite like Governor Richard J. Codey.  The Orange, New Jersey native and the Garden State’s 53rd governor sat down with HipNJ’s  Lisa Marie Latino to give her a “slice” of his home town.

In his 30 plus years in the legislature, Governor Codey has become one of New Jersey’s fiercest mental health advocates, spearheading countless improvements that have led to better mental health care throughout the state of New Jersey.  He also passed the the Smoke-free Air Act, which banned the use of tobacco products indoors.  

When he’s not busy fighting for the rights of New Jersey’s citizens, he’s running his family’s funeral home, with locations in Caldwell and Boonton.  You can also find him coaching sports and relaxing with his beloved family.

Governor Codey entertained us at his favorite Orange hangout, Star Tavern “World Famous” Pizzeria.   Find out now how growin’ up Jersey helped shape him into the man he is today.