Quinton Law takes Mooretown Township council oath from Mayor Nicole Gillespie as his mother Heather Laisi holds a Bible. Photo courtesy of Quinton Law.

By Clyde Hughes | AC JosepH Media

MOORESTOWN — When Moorestown Mayor Nicole Gillespie swore in Quinton Law as the Southern Burlington County NAACP’s education chair on Zoom Saturday, she mentioned it was her second time this month she had the pleasure of swearing in the 23-year-old.

Earlier this month, Gillespie gave Law the oath for a vacant seat on Moorestown Township council. The appointment made Law a part of township history in two ways — as its youngest ever township council member and first African American.

A former standout athlete at Moorestown High School and Bryant University in Providence, R.I., Law is a constituent advocate for U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, a former collegiate athlete himself.

Quinton Law at a Sen. Cory Booker campaign event last year. Photo by Kevin Lowery.

“[The Moorestown appointment is] truly surreal but I am so grateful, and promise to work tirelessly for this community,” Law said Jan. 5 on Facebook after he was sworn in. “I stand on the shoulders of my family and friends that have sacrificed so much to see me reach my goals. So much love for you all. Now it’s time to get to work.”

Gillespie said she is looking forward to Law’s contribution on the council.

“Quinton is a third-generation Moorestonian and graduate of Moorestown High School,” she said on Facebook. “He’s been actively involved in our community for many years, including recently with Moorestown Alumni for Racial Equity & Inclusion. We are fortunate to have him working for our community and serving on Council.”

Law earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and public policy in 2019 from Bryant with a double minor in legal studies and marketing. Along with playing on Bryant’s football team, he served as a member on the Multicultural Student Union.

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