South Jersey Man Makes History as Moorestown’s First Hispanic Mayor
Moorestown's Manuel "Manny" Delgado made history as the town's first Hispanic mayor on Tuesday night.
And deserves a round of applause!
On Patch.com, Manny refers to the moment as an "evening I will not forget," as he was sworn in at Tuesday night's reorganization meeting.
This isn't Manny's first time making history. He was also named Moorestown's first Hispanic council member in 2014.
Manny moved to Moorestown a decade ago after being drawn by the town's charm and their schools. He says, "being the first Latino mayor is special to me,[sic] I think it speaks highly of the Republican Party, this council and this town." (Patch)
Manny wasn't the only winner on Tuesday night -Stacey Jordan was sworn in as deputy mayor after a 5-0 vote. She originally made history as Moorestown first female mayor in 2013.
This is Manny and Stacey together on Moorestown Town Council's Facebook:
Safe to say, Moorestown definitely has a lot of firsts! (Victoria Napolitano made history as the youngest mayor and youngest female mayor back in 2015.)
Manny Delgado mentions he would like to be remembered for his service to the community, rather than their milestones. Read the full article on Patch.com, and congratulations on making history!
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