Patch has asked all political candidates running for public office in the general election on November 8, 2011, to supply statements of up to 500 words giving their qualifications and platform.
My decision to run for office was an easy one to make. I have a vision for the role government should play in our lives, and I am eager to serve as the voice for our community as we seek necessary improvements — together.
I have often been told that I have an innate leadership quality and civic passion which would serve me well in political office. I see this election as my first opportunity to use my skills to help create change. My father always told me be a doer not a talker. It is time to make change — not simply talk about it.
As you are well aware, in addition to the high property taxes levied on New Jersey property owners, years of tax-and-spend policies have forced many jobs out of New Jersey and deterred companies and small businesses from bringing prospective employment opportunities to our State.
The goal now must be to make New Jersey State government more accountable and New Jersey more affordable for its residents — individual and commercial. It is time for New Jersey to cut government spending, while also maintaining funding for programs designed to protect the most vulnerable.