Photo of B. Hughes gaving his third annual State of the County address
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HAMILTON, N.J.—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes today affirmed that “The State of the County Is Excellent,” highlighting an effective, efficient and ethical government that since January 2004 has fostered economic growth, open space preservation, a strengthened infrastructure, the providing of essential services to all segments of the population, and a stabilized tax rate.

Hughes gave his third annual State of the County address today during a luncheon sponsored by the Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce at Angeloni’s Cedar Gardens.  He told the Chamber, members of his Cabinet, County employees, and elected officials from the County’s 13 municipalities, “This month marks the halfway point in my first term as your County Executive.  I am energized and passionate about fulfilling this role and serving the people of this great County.”

Pointing to his administration’s “clean record” in government, the County Executive said, “We have brought about nothing short of a revolution in County government right here in Mercer County. Just as Mercer County was the scene of two other revolutions in the history of America – the War for Independence and the Industrial Revolution – so too is Mercer County the site of a revolution for integrity and ethics in government.”

Please note: Copies of the full text of the January 19, 2006, State of the County address by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes are available on request.