Burlco taps unknown lawyer to head bridge commission

Burlington County Republicans have picked a virtually unkown lawyer with few political ties to succeed Garfield DeMarco as Chairman of the embattled Burlington County Bridge Commission. John Comegno, 34, specializes in Education law and represents several local school boards, including his hometown of Moorestown. His only partisan activity, according to his resume, is serving on Finance Committees for State Senator Diane Allen and Assemblyman Bill Baroni, and membership in the Burlington County Young Republicans. By naming someone from outside the party organization, Burlington Republicans hope to restore public confidence and credibility to the bridge commission. Viewed by one Democratic strategist as a smart political move, the nomination of Comegno might obviate any longterm probems in next year’s election.

Burlco taps unknown lawyer to head bridge commission