Source: Daily Record -
Offering to “help every American, no matter their walk of life, to live a truly prosperous life,” Americans for Prosperity Foundation President Tim Phillips joined several Morris County Republican leaders for the official opening of its first New Jersey community center.
“AFP has been around for nine years now. I went to the very first organizational meeting. I was the only elected official there…It’s good to have its presence in New Jersey and sure as hell good to have it in Morris County.” – Asm. Michael Patrick Carroll
“I think it’s a great idea, with a lot of excellent services they plan on providing. Just a center for folks to use, meet and talk about important things like how to pay for college, how to save on your family budget, all positive and productive things.” – Asm. Jay Webber
The center, located at 550 W. Main St. at the crossroads of Mountain Lakes and Boonton Township, will serve as the headquarters for the foundation, frequently described as the educational arm of the AFP, a grassroots political organization known for advocating economic freedom and individual liberty.
“We seek to put forward policies that will bring those two foundational aspects of a prosperous life into being,” Philipps said. “That’s what we do, literally from Arizona to New Jersey and from Florida to Wisconsin, and everywhere in between. Here in New Jersey, we’re committed to those goals as well, and we’re going to be active here for a long time.”
The center will be part of the influential conservative organization with 34 state chapters and affiliates, and reporting to have 2.3 million members, with more than 100,000 in New Jersey making contributions either to the AFP or its foundation.
The event drew some of the highest profile Republicans in Morris County, including Sens. Joseph Pennacchio and Anthony R. Bucco, Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco, Michael Patrick Carroll and Jay Webber, Freeholders John Krickus and Douglas Cabana and Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi. Boonton Mayor Cyril Wekilsky and Mountain Lakes Mayor Doug McWilliams also attended.