Tim Alexander To Keynote Black Excellence Event in Paulsboro


AC JosepH Media

PAULSBORO — Civil Rights Attorney and former Congressional candidate Tim Alexander will be the keynote speaker at the Celebrating Black Excellence program at Paulsboro High School on Friday, Feb. 24.

Alexander, who took on U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., for his House of Representatives seat last fall, is a former law enforcement officer who has spoken about police reform and community activism. The event is sponsored by Paulsboro Councilwoman Jennifer Turner and the Paulsboro Refining Company.

Paulsboro councilwoman Jennifer Turner. Courtesy of Borough of Paulsboro.

Alexander won 62% of the vote in the Democratic Primary last year to represent the party in the New Jersey Congressional District 2 race in New Jersey against the incumbent Van Drew.

A native of Newark, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in 2006 and a graduate degree from the Drexel University LeBow College of Business in 2008. Alexander also earned his law degree from Rutgers School of Law in 2013.

Former Brotherhood Award nominee Shade Adonis and the TrumpetChics are listed as special guests. The TrumpetChics is part of Camden Repertory Theater, which helps increase opportunities for students in the arts. The group, which can include up to 15 musicians onstage at a time, shows off their instrumental skills while setting their tunes to upbeat choreography that encourages everyone to dance along.

Along with being a borough councilwoman, Turner is an accreditation coordinator at Thomas Jefferson University. She sits on the Board for Gloucester County Commission for Women. She is involved and professionally volunteers with many other groups: Gloucester County Federation of Democratic Women, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and Gloucester County Council for Young Children (GCCYC).

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