26-year-old Moorestown mayor sworn in

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (WPVI) -- A new year means new leadership in Moorestown, New Jersey.

Victoria Napolitano was sworn in as the town's new mayor.

At the age of 26, she's the youngest mayor in Moorestown's recent history.

"A lot of people in their 20s are focused on other things, but it seemed like a natural fit for me; it's really an honor. I love this town," Napolitano said.

The Drexel grad is no stranger to the town, she has been serving on council for the last 2 years.

"My number one priority in the first couple of months of my term will be bringing a budget to the rest of council and passing a budget that does not increase taxes this year," Napolitano said.

The new era is definitely getting the attention of those on the political landscape, but it may transcend politics. The next generation is already taking note of this new, young mayor.

"I think it's really great because it gives us something to look forward to and that we can do anything," 13-year-old Indi Ebo of Lumberton, New Jersey said.

"It makes young people seem valuable and really appreciated and that we have a chance. We're not looked down on because we're young," 17-year-old Taylor Sternberg of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey said.

Also sworn in was Manny Delgado.

He made history for Moorestown becoming the council's first Hispanic member.

"Wasn't sure about how it would be with running in a town, being a minority, being Hispanic, but never once an issue, speaks really highly of Moorestown," Delgado said.

As for the new young mayor, she hopes her story will inspire others.

"To have more women in politics especially young women is really important to me and I hope I can be a role model," Napolitano said.
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