Outgoing Chair Joe Andl thanked for fourteen years of service

MARLTON, NEW JERSEY – Today, Matthew Riggins was unanimously elected as Chair of the Burlington County Democrats. Riggins, along with Vice Chair Heather Cooper, Treasurer Nick Repici, Recording Secretary Sarah Holley, and Corresponding Secretary Rob Wells were unanimously supported by the committee members at the county reorganization meeting, held at Indian Springs Country Club.

“I am honored to be elected Chairman of the Burlington County Democratic Committee,” Riggins said. “Over the last decade, my fellow Burlington County Democrats and I have worked hard to elect smart, pragmatic leaders like Senator Troy Singleton, Congressman Andy Kim, and countless others who live their values everyday. And now, as our state and our nation face an inflection point in our democracy, we need serious people to step up and lead with character, decency, and integrity. I thank all those who have supported my candidacy, and I am ready to get to work in amplifying our committee’s values across Burlington County, our state, and our nation.”

As part of the meeting, outgoing chairman Joe Andl was thanked for his fourteen years of service. Under Andl’s leadership, all five of the Burlington County commissioner seats were won by Democrats, the 7th Legislative District Assembly and Senate seats were won by Herb Conaway, Carol Murphy, and Troy Singleton, respectively, and last year the 8th Legislative District Assembly seat was won by Andrea Katz, the first Democrat to hold the seat in over fifty years. “I have worked closely with Matt for the past five years at the Bridge Commission and have seen his pragmatic approach to leadership,” Andl said. “I couldn’t ask for a better person to continue the success we’ve seen in Burlington County and to bring people together around our shared values as Democrats.”

Legislators at all levels of government in Burlington County thanked Joe Andl for his service and welcomed the election of Mr. Riggins as the new party chairman. “I’ve known Matt Riggins before I’ve been in elected office and believe he will be a Chair that leads with integrity and vision, while delivering Democratic wins up and down the ballot,” said Congressman Andy Kim. “This is an exciting time to see Burlington County’s political power and influence rising, and I look forward to working with Matt to step up in this new era.”

“For 14 years, Chairman Joe Andl has led the Burlington County Democratic Organization with political skill and savvy, resulting in significant and historic victories. The blue wave that occurred here was not by happenstance – it was a direct result of Joe’s vision, planning and intention,” said Senator Troy Singleton. “I am confident that Matt Riggins will continue the progress that we have collectively made. Matt has been a longtime pillar in his community, giving his time and talent to various boards and organizations, and especially to the Democratic Party. He will be an effective and collaborative leader who will work tirelessly to ensure that Democratic candidates are elected at all levels of government, and I am excited to work alongside him,” continued Singleton.

Long-time Assemblyman and Democratic nominee for Congress Herb Conaway said “I want to express my heartfelt congratulations to Matt on being elected Chair of the Burlington County Democratic Committee. Matt’s commitment to uplifting and uniting Democrats across our county will take him far in his new role, and I look forward to working with him to usher the party into a new era.”

Assembly Majority Whip Carol Murphy said “I enthusiastically support Matt Riggins for Chairman of the Burlington County Democratic Committee. I’ve known Matt for a long time, and he has always supported Democratic candidates, our principles, and our values. He will serve us well, and I look forward to a strong working relationship as he leads our county party.”

Assemblywoman Andrea Katz said “Now, more than ever, it is important for Democrats to unite before November. It is crucial that we are together as our rights and freedoms are under attack by extremists who don’t trust women to make their own decisions. I’m ready to do whatever is necessary to make sure Burlington Democrats are successful because it’s all on the line.”

Commissioner-Director Dr. Felicia Hopson added “I’m thrilled to have Matt at the helm of the party and to see him lead us into a new era of the Burlington County Democratic Committee. He has been so supportive of the vital work we do as County Commissioners, and has been a fantastic ally in ensuring that our team is strong at every level of government. I look forward to working closely with him in the coming years to build upon the progress we have already made.”

Matt Riggins serves as Chairman of the Burlington County Bridge Commission, and as the Executive Vice President & CFO of his fourth generation’s family business, Riggins, Inc., a mid-market energy and transportation business in South Jersey. He previously worked as a management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he advised clients such as the Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and was involved in the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act after the Great Recession in 2009. Riggins previously served as Legislative Assistant and Deputy Communications Director for Congressman Robert Andrews in Washington, D.C. He received his MBA from Georgetown University and his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University, and resides with his family in Moorestown NJ.

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