West Milford is a beautiful town. I was raised here and I still call it my home today. Of all the benefits this town has to offer, its greatest asset is the community of people who live here.
That is why I am running for council, to represent all of West Milford's residents. Single party rule discourages debate and new ideas while excluding voters. We need checks and balances to be a part of government. We need an independent representative on the council to represent the majority of West Milford voters who are independent.
Professionally, I have experience managing large organizations and interacting with the public. Politically, I have been a leader in public policy reform as Outreach Director for NORML NJ. In that capacity I have worked with varying local and state governing bodies, law enforcement, not for profits, and the public. My education has prepared me to do policy research and the administrative tasks required of a council member. I was also an intern for the Ed Potoznack 2010 Campaign for Federal Congress (D), NJ 7th District.
I have served on the Board of Directors of NORML NJ, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, since December 2013 and have volunteered since Fall 2009. I am excited to bring my unique experience working in public health policy reform to better serve West Milford.
The two party system of government is broken but in West Milford it is even worse because we only have a one party system. With no Democratic candidates as challengers, the Republican primary has become a de facto general election.
There are about 17,600 registered voters in West Milford. Around 52% are unaffiliated and 19% are registered Democrat. This leaves less than 29% registered Republicans to vote in the primary. 18% of the town participated in this primary and the 2200 votes Signorino and McGuiness got represent only 12.5% of all registered voters in this town.
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