The New Jersey Apartment Association Political Action Committee on Oct. 17 hosted its annual reception in West Orange, drawing 45 lawmakers and more than 155 NJAA members. From left: Stephen Waters, NJAA president and senior vice president at Morgan Properties; Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin; Gunti Weissenberger, president of The Westover Cos.; and David Brogan, the NJAA’s executive director. — All photos by Larry Falkow of The Apts/Courtesy: NJAA
By Joshua Burd
Dozens of state lawmakers met face to face recently with leaders in the multifamily sector, as the New Jersey Apartment Association hosted its annual political action committee reception.
The Oct. 17 fundraiser drew 45 legislators among its 200 attendees, breaking the previous records for the NJAA’s Political Action Committee event. Hosted in West Orange, the event provided a venue for association members to meet directly with policymakers to discuss the multifamily industry and its impact on the state’s economy.
“We are thrilled to again report an even deeper interest in our association from legislators,” said David Brogan, the NJAA’s executive director. “Between session days in Trenton and in-district events with constituents, we know it is difficult for decision makers to travel to an event like this. This interest illustrates the impact our industry has across all parts of New Jersey.
“As issues like housing and economic development become even more prominent in Trenton, our members and their professionally run properties stand ready to provide actionable solutions to some of the state’s most complex problems.”