Florio Perrucci Attorneys Address the National League of Women Voters

Posted September 23, 2021

  • Florio Perrucci Attorneys Address the National League of Women Voters

On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Lester Taylor, a Partner with Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, and John E. Malchow, an Associate with the firm, spoke to the Montclair Area Chapter of the National League of Women Voters. Their presentation, via Zoom, was titled Everything You Wanted To Know About The Filibuster…But Were Afraid To Ask! Lester and John discussed the history of the filibuster in American politics, how it works, recent developments, and the future of the filibuster.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The organization influences public policy through education and advocacy. It never supports or opposes any political party or candidate.

The LWV Montclair Area has two separate and distinct roles:

  • Voters Service/Citizen Education: Present unbiased nonpartisan information about elections, the voting process, and issues. Actively engage in ensuring voter’s access to voting, including voter registration and removal of voting obstacles.
  • Action/Advocacy: Although nonpartisan, the LWV Montclair Area will take positions to advocate for or against particular policies based on thorough analysis of an issue, particularly those positions for which advocacy is in the public interest.

Lester Taylor is a Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor. He represents counties, municipalities, and boards of education throughout New Jersey in matters related to general counsel services, litigation, labor, employment, and redevelopment. Lester served as Mayor of the City of East Orange, NJ, from 2014-2017. He has received numerous awards and recognition from various civic organizations and often volunteers to speak with students on the importance of education and developing leadership skills. Currently, Lester serves on the Board of Trustees of the Montclair State University Foundation, the Board of Three Doctors Foundation, the Board of the United Way of Greater Newark, the Board of Sustainable Jersey, and the Board of Jersey Water Works. Lester graduated from Montclair State University and Howard University School of Law.

John Malchow is an associate attorney with Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor’s New Providence as a member of the firm’s Education and Municipal Law Practice Groups. Prior to joining the firm, John represented clients throughout New Jersey as part of a boutique family practice in Somerville, New Jersey. He served as a judicial clerk with the Hon. Arthur L. Zulick of the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the Hon. Robert A. Ballard, Jr., of the Superior Court of New Jersey in the Somerset County Family Division. John earned his bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law.  John is an active member of his local community and the Somerset County Bar, Union County Bar, New Jersey State Bar, and the American Bar Associations.

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