Democratic Candidates for State Assembly in New Jersey’s 24th district, has been nominated for a Sussex County Chamber of Commerce “Quality in Business, Quality in Living” Humanitarian Award
Monday, March 18, 2013 • 12:06pm
Bill Weightman, one of the democratic candidates for State Assembly in New Jersey’s 24th district, has been nominated for a Sussex County Chamber of Commerce “Quality in Business, Quality in Living” Humanitarian Award. According to the Chamber of Commerce, the award is given in “recognition of a company, organization or individual who extends a humanitarian effort clearly outside the normal scope of their business or professional life, contributing financial resources and/or extensive personal involvement to the effort.” In response to this honor, Bill Weightman stated that he was able to accomplish all that he has in his 42 years at the Department of Labor because he “had the great fortune of many broad shoulders to stand on, such as NORWESCAP, NJ Citizen Action, and Literacy Volunteers.” He also credited Newton-native, and former congressional staffer, Sean O’Conner for his role in creating a program to help local families heat their homes as well as Bruce Davidson, Terry Newhard, and Michael Harrington for their influential role in the War on Poverty. When asked what motivated him to devote his professional life to helping others, he quoted George Bernard Shaw and said, “Some people see things and ask why, but I dream things that never were, and ask why not?"
The presentation of the award will be given on March 28 at the Lake Mohawk Country Club.
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