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Jackson Appoints Former Plainfield Colleague to City Inspections Job

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson announced today that he has appointed Leslie Graham to serve as acting director of inspections for the city. The position is part of the Mayor’s Cabinet.

Graham previously worked in Plainfield with Jackson, who was the head of the Plainfield Department of Public Works and Urban Development before he ran for mayor of Trenton.

“As a former contractor licensed with the State of New Jersey as a construction official, building subcode official, building inspector, fire protection subcode official, fire protection inspector, plumbing inspector and mechanical inspector, Mr. Graham is eminently qualified, bringing three decades of proven experience to an important job,” Jackson said of the appointment.

Graham has been a building inspector with the City of Plainfield since 2003. Previously from 1983-2003 he owned a construction company, Graham Construction. From 1979-1982 he worked as a carpenter with Plainfield-based Oxford Realty and Construction. He studied for his licenses at Middlesex County College in Edison and graduated from Union Catholic Boys High School in Scotch Plains.

The Department of Inspections has two divisions — housing inspections and technical services/ The departmen reviews plans, and enforce rules, codes and regulations governing the use, occupancy, construction, alteration and maintenance of all properties within the city.


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Krystal Knapp

Krystal has been a journalist in the Trenton area since 1999. A graduate of Smith College and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is from Detroit. She likes baseball, cats, jazz, ukulele, typewriters, chai, and good coffee. Follow her @planettrenton.

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Written by Krystal Knapp