Jackson Councilman Kern Says Accident Changed His Perspective of Life

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ – Jackson Township Councilman Andy Kern, a Republican said that a June 2017 accident has changed his entire life’s perspective.

“After a fall three years ago, in June of 2017, I almost lost my leg and after a very long and grueling recovery, I was left permanently handicapped,” Kern said. “That incident and every day of my life thereafter,  I have looked at the world differently.  Seeing and experiencing physical obstacles and barriers that I may not have noticed in the past has given me insight into the challenges that our senior community and disabled residents of our community face every day.”

Earlier this year, Kern said he was able to convince the Jackson Board of Education to change such a barrier at Jackson Liberty High School.

Kern said the school district finished the job in just a few weeks.  Kern did not say what that obstacle or barrier was but added that he works every day with the township administration and the school district to make Jackson Township a better place to live, every day.


In June, Kern was promoted by his peers to serve as the township council’s vice president.

Jackson Township Mayor Michael Reina has announced that this will be his last term as mayor of Jackson Township. Kern is among the favorites to succeed him in 2022.

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