TRENTON, N.J. – Growing up in a family of volunteer firefighters, Assemblyman Brandon Umba learned early on the value of public service, which took on new importance as a millennial in the wake of Sept. 11. Learn how he went from his hometown of West Deptford, to working for parliament in Dublin, Ireland, to earning his seat in the N.J. General Assembly in the Republican Office’s biography video released Monday.
“Looking at how fragile life is means you have to live to fullest and also fight very hard to protect our way of life here,” Umba (R-Burlington) said. “We want to live here and we want to make sure that we preserve this state for future generations. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, unaffiliated, you’re a New Jerseyan and I want to hear from you and I want to be able to effectuate some legislation so that we can make New Jersey a better place.”
Umba resides in Medford Township with his fiancé Dana. He represents legislative district 8, which includes parts of Atlantic, Burlington and Camden counties.