Brigantine Mayor, Andy Simpson died on Monday, Aug 24 after a long battle with kidney disease
Simpson was 62.
Mayor Andy Simpson was a lifelong resident of of Brigantine, attended local schools and was a Brigantine lifeguard. Simpson and his wife, Linda, raised three children, Andrew, Meggan and Katie.
Simpson (R) was elected Brigantine mayor in 2018, defeating Democrat councilman Rick DeLucry.
Once elected, Simpson took long overdue steps to make Brigantine a more fiscally responsible municipality.
Simpson is credited with lowering property taxes, reducing costs associated with the school district, and the restructuring of City Hall salaries and wages.
Mayor Andy started his business career by purchasing a jitney soon out of high school. He bought a local gas station soon after that.
Simpson grew his small business empire to include construction and real estate investments. Simpson was co-owner of Bootleggers Liquor Store in Northfield, NJ.
Mayor Simpson served on Brigantine’s Planning Board, Economic Development Committee, and Golf Course Committee.
Councilman Vince Sera has been acting mayor since Simpson’s absence started earlier this year. Brigantine will soon hold a special election to fill the remainder of Simpson’s term.