According to Wikipedia,
Eldridge Hawkins, Jr. was Mayor of Orange, New Jersey, a city of 33,000 residents in Essex County, New Jersey with an annual $53 million operating budget. As Chair of the Management Reform Committee of the N.J. League of Municipalities, Hawkins was a leader in the campaign to reform the state's civil service and arbitration laws to give cities more power in collective bargaining with public employee unions. His adversarial managing style and combative relations with the workers of Orange received national attention. Hawkins served as President of the New Jersey United States Junior Chamber of Commerce and is also a law enforcement professional and businessman. In addition, he is a martial arts expert with over 30 years of experience. Accordingly, Shihan Eldridge Hawkins, Jr has earned the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in United States Ju-Jitsu, Fusion Kenpo, and American Style Nunchaku. As such, Hawkins has been recognized as a national leader in the martial arts by the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation.
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