Young Councilman Continues Fun Fundraiser Tradition

By John Celock

One young town official in New Jersey is continuing his tradition of campaign events that could resemble a summer camp schedule.

Westfield Councilman Keith Loughlin (R) kicked off his bid for a third term Monday with a barbeque and bull riding contest. The event follows past Loughlin events including a kickball tournament, chicken wing eating contests, dueling pianos and a cheerleader led rally. Loughlin has become known in Westfield for his events and his signature orange and blue colors.

Loughlin, a former aide to state Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield), was first elected to the Town Council in 2009 and reelected in 2013 and currently serves as chairman of the Public Safety, Transportation and Parking Committee.

Councilman Keith Loughlin rides the bull.