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Singleton to be Honored by Building One New Jersey at 10th Anniversary Banquet for Efforts to Promote Diversity, Protect Middle Class

Building One New Jersey (BONJ) will honor Assemblyman Troy Singleton at its 10th anniversary banquet tomorrow in Trenton for his efforts to pursue social justice in New Jersey and promote diverse and inclusive regions.

Bishop John Gandy, President of BONJ noted, “Assemblyman Singleton is a trailblazer who works tirelessly on behalf of his constituents. He is dedicated to achieving fully and fairly funded schools in New Jersey and supports the infrastructure investments that that will create jobs and keep our state economically competitive. We are happy to partner with Assemblyman Singleton in positively shaping New Jersey’s future.”

Singleton will be honored at the event as BONJ’s 2013 “Steadfast and Loyal Friend of the Year” for his work to maintain and expand the middle class, including his efforts to promote diverse and inclusive communities like those of New Jersey’s 7th legislative district and his support for equitable school funding, including full funding of the School Funding Reform Act of 2008, which promotes inclusive communities.

“I am honored to receive this award from Building One New Jersey. We share the goal of every child being prepared for the jobs of the twenty-first century and receiving the science, math and technical training that is needed to compete in a world economy. Equitable funding for our school districts will help ensure this,” said Singleton (D-Burlington).

Representing towns in Burlington County, Singleton is a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), Local 255 and serves on the Executive staff of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. He has also served on the Burlington County Bridge Commission since 2009.

BONJ’s banquet, celebrating social justice, economic growth and environmental sustainability, will take place this Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Historic Masonic Temple, 100 Barracks Street, Trenton, NJ from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Others being honored at this year’s annual banquet are Governor Chris Christie, Congressman Frank Pallone, Marcia Marley (Succeed2gether), Sandra Mordecai (W. Orange Board of Education), and Rev. John Scotland (Community Presbyterian Church in Brigantine).

For more information, to purchase a ticket, or to sponsor the annual banquet, please contact Charlene Dow Edwards with Building One New Jersey at 856-465-1887 or

BONJ is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of local elected officials, religious congregations, and other community organizations promoting inclusive communities and opportunity for all.

During the past year, BONJ organized a national summit in Washington, DC that built bipartisan congressional support for transportation and infrastructure investments that will create needed jobs. The organization also conducted six policy briefings around the state with over 1,000 leaders, which enabled BONJ to successfully defend equitable education funding and fair affordable housing policy in New Jersey.