Van Drew Vows to Fight North Jersey Casinos
(Northfield) – Former New Jersey State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, now head of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, recently called reigniting the expansion of casino gaming to North Jersey a “top priority.” Mr. Prieto is attempting to revive the failed initiative despite voters rejecting his ballot question in every single county, and statewide by more than a 3:1 margin.
Jeff Van Drew strongly took issue today with a scheme to revisit expansion of casino gaming in North Jersey just 19 months after being demolished at the ballot box.
“It is no surprise that our fight against North Jersey gaming is not over,” said Jeff Van Drew. “Just as Atlantic City is experiencing new found economic momentum and excitement over our victory to bring sports betting to South Jersey, the wolves are back at our door. But we will not back down. As Congressman, I will fight against North Jersey casinos at every turn, and I will not stand for North Jersey gaming expansion. We must not allow anyone to breathe life into this failed idea, and again they will face the wrath of our region as we stand united to protect South Jersey families.”
Jeff Van Drew is a practicing dentist from Dennis Township, and is the State Senator for New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District. Van Drew is running for congress in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes all or parts of New Jersey’s eight southernmost counties.