Saturday, March 04, 2017

DiDonato To Run For Mayor's Office

HAMMONTON – On the 12th Anniversary of the founding of Hammonton First, one of the nation’s longest running and most successful local independent political organizations, Mayor Steve DiDonato announced his candidacy for an unprecedented third term in office. No other candidates from the local Republican or Democrat organizations have publicly released their candidates for Mayor of the Town of Hammonton.

Hammonton First was founded on February 8, 2005 when a group of people gathered after a Town Council meeting. During that Council meeting they, along with the remaining 15,000 residents of Hammonton, were told by the Mayor and Council that were serving at the time that they would "vote first and then listen to the people." Hammonton First was formed as a direct result of that meeting, to listen to the people and continues to be for the people and not the politics. Since then, Hammonton First has been successful in every subsequent Mayoral election.

Mayor DiDonato was honored to announce his candidacy, “On February 8, 2017, in a short span of 12 years, our town has never looked better, never has been as diversified in its economy, and never had a more open, honest government. In honor of Hammonton, in honor of all the residents who have worked tirelessly, in honor of Hammonton First and the hard work that has been accomplished, I chose this special day to make an announcement about my public service future.”

DiDonato added, “My wife, Debbie, and I love this Town. I have been honored to serve as your Mayor for the last 7 plus years. I humbly ask for your support in November as I will be running for re-election to the office of Mayor of the Town of Hammonton. The Hammonton First Town Council Team that will be running with me will be announced very soon too.”

Mayor Steve DiDonato also personally invited everyone to a special Hammonton Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:30pm at DiDonato’s Alley Bar & Grille, located at 1151 S. White Horse Pike in Hammonton. Every resident of Hammonton is encouraged to attend this free event. Children and families are welcome.

A question and answer portion of the meeting will be held to give those that attend a chance to connect directly, one on one, with Mayor Steve DiDonato, Deputy Mayor Tom Gribbin, Councilman Sam Rodio and others. Hammonton First Community Engagement Coordinator, Brooke Sacco, is organizing the outreach effort for this special meeting.

Hammonton First is a local organization comprised of Independents, Republicans and Democrats dedicated to improving the community of Hammonton and was formed in 2005.  For more information, please visit or or email or call/text 609-385-6088.

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