Angelo Errichetti Politician
Angelo Joseph Errichetti (born September 29, 1928) is an American Democratic Party politician who served as Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, and in the New Jersey State Senate before being indicted during Abscam. Errichetti grew up in poverty in Camden, the sixth of seven children of an immigrant from Naples whose job was stoking coal. The 5-foot, 9-inch Errichetti was a football standout at Camden High School and briefly attended Rutgers University. After jobs in dry cleaning and insurance, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He went into politics in 1961 as administrative assistant to Mayor Alfred Pierce and was named as Camden's purchasing agent and later as head of its Department of Public Works. He was first elected as Mayor in 1973 and was chosen in 1976 to fill a vacancy in the New Jersey Senate. In 1977 he was re-elected as mayor with 88% of the vote and won election to a full term in the Senate. As Mayor of Camden, Errichetti put in 12-hour days, working to improve the economy of the struggling city.
|Date of death|
|May 19th, 2013 at age of 84|
Official web page
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the younger Republican Party. Tracing its origins back to the Democratic-Republican Party, the modern Democratic Party was founded around 1828. There have been 15 Democratic presidents, the first being Andrew Jackson, who served from 1829 to 1837; the most recent is the current president, Barack Obama, who has served since 2009. Since the 1930s, the party has promoted a social-liberal platform, supporting social justice and a mixed economy. Until the late 20th century the party had a powerful conservative and populist wing based in the rural South, which over time has greatly diminished. Today its Congressional caucus is composed mostly of progressives and centrists. As of the 113th Congress, following the 2012 elections, the Democratic Party holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives and a majority of seats in the United States Senate, as well as a minority of state governorships and control of a minority of state legislatures.