Tuesday, June 2, 2015

One May Not Be So Lonely

Bruce Harris is believed to be the only gay, African-American mayor in the country. After one month in office, Governor Christie nominates Harris to New Jersey's Supreme Court.

One May Not Be So Lonely

0 comments
Blog Image

Is One really the loneliest number?

Bruce Harris of Chatham in Northern New Jersey is believed to be the only gay, African-American Republican mayor in the country.

After less than one month on the job -- Harris was sworn in January 2 -- he was nominated Monday by Governor Chris Christie to New Jersey's Supreme Court.

Not bad.

By any standard, Harris has a gorgeous resume: Amherst College, Boston University MBA, graduate of Yale Law with two decades in banking, real estate and commercial-lending law.

Wealthy Chatham has a population of a little over 8,000. Probably being mayor isn't the most taxing job.

Being the only known gay, African-American, Republican mayor has its advantages. One day you're mayor of a tiny town, a few weeks later you're nominated for the state supreme court. If the Republican presidential nominee (whoever that is) wins in November, who knows what might be next for Harris?

--Karen Heller

 

 

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Blinq is a news commentary blog featuring contributions from Inquirer Metro columnists Kevin Riordan and Daniel Rubin.

Kevin Riordan Inquirer Columnist
Daniel Rubin Inquirer Columnist
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter