Coughlin, Oroho among those to be honored at annual Food Council ‘Good Government’ event

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and former Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho are among those who will be honored by the food industry in the state in October during the 49th annual “Good Government” event.

Lori Price Abrams, a councilwoman in Montclair who leads government affairs efforts at Wakefern, and Janine MacGregor of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection also will be honored.

The event — an effort where state lawmakers and food industry leaders can discuss key issues and honor industry professionals and policymakers who support good government principles — will take place at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township.

The event is expected to include bipartisan comments about policies and priorities as all eyes look to the November General Election, when all 120 legislative seats in New Jersey will be on the ballot.

The program is sponsored by the Food Council Committee for Good Government, a nonprofit political action committee connected to the New Jersey Food Council that promotes the election of state lawmakers who support the priorities of food retailers.

Attendees will hear from Coughlin (D-Woodbridge) and current Senate Republican Leader Anthony Bucco (R-Denville) about their legislative platforms.

About the FCCfGG

The Food Council Committee for Good Government was formed in 1973 with the support of the New Jersey Food Council to aid those responsible elected state officials and candidates who share a common objective for good government.

NJFC CEO Linda Doherty said the relationship between the industry and government is vital for the success of the industry.

“The NJFC is fortunate to have developed long-term working relationships with many members of the state Legislature over the years,” she said. “These partnerships have been a direct benefit to the thousands of supermarket employees and millions of New Jersey consumers who rely on a strong food industry in this state.

“Today, we celebrate these relationships, express our appreciation and discuss critical agenda items for the coming year.”