U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) says that he is proud of what Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts (D-Camden) has accomplished during a political career that began as a school board member and borough councilman in the 1970’s.
“Joe Roberts has been an outstanding speaker and public servant for New Jersey. As his constituent and colleague in government, I am sorry that he has decided not to continue in the Speakership,” Andrews said. “As his friend, I am glad that he will be able to move on to the next phase of his career and life, which I am sure will be successful. Joe has taught many of us how to be a true public servant and I am proud of his achievements.”
Andrews and Roberts served together on the Camden County Board of Freeholders in 1987. Andrews had won his first term in 1986 and Roberts left in 1987 after winning a special election to replace the late Francis Gorman in the State Assembly.