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.