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Bergen County

Chris Hillmann

Mayoral Candidate, Hasbrouck Heights

Chris was elected to the Hasbrouck Heights Council in 2017. He is the Commissioner of Transportation which oversees the Senior Transportation Bus & Deputy Commissioner for Social Services. He is also the Access for All liaison. Professionally, Chris is the Director of Legislative Affairs at NJ Motor Vehicles Commission. Prior to that, he worked for for HPAE, NJ's largest healthcare union, and previously spent 11 years working for District 38 Legislators Connie Wagner & Tim Eustace. 

​Chris and his husband Patrick were married in 2016 at The Ivy Inn, and Chris is proud to be a Mayoral Candidate in 2019

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Michael Warren

Council Candidate, Rochelle Park

Michael has served on the Rochelle Park Township Committee for the last 3 years after winning his first race in 2016. He unseated the incumbent and went on to become Liaison to the Building Department and Health Department. Since then Rochelle Park has seen an overhaul in property maintenance, Stigma Free Mental Health initiatives and a walking club to focus on overall health. Michael wants to keep taxes low in Rochelle Park and continues to seek revenue outside of taxation. Michael married his husband Chris Sheridan in 2015 at the Fiesta in Woodbridge in what many have called “the party of the century”. Michael will continue to improve the quality of life in Rochelle Park if re-elected.

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Checks can be mailed to Friends of Michael Warren, 181 W Oldis St, Rochelle Park, NJ 07662

 

Monmouth County

Pamela Renee

Mayoral Candidate, Neptune City

Council President Pamela Renee is formally announcing her candidacy for Mayor of Neptune City. Elected in 2014 and re-elected as the top-vote-getter with overwhelming, bipartisan support in 2017, Renee will enter the 2019 Mayor’s campaign with a commitment of taking Neptune City towards the future.

“Neptune City’s natural gifts hold all the opportunity in the world. Our riverfront view, bike ride to the beach, and proximity to hospitals and transportation have all made our hometown one of the true treasures of the Jersey Shore. Most importantly, though, I’ve found that our town’s residents and sense of community, more than any physical attribute, make Neptune City a truly special place to live,” stated Renee.

“In Neptune City, we know that nothing is earned without hard work and that everyone deserves a shot as long as they play by the rules. We also know that we can’t do it alone. I’ve met countless volunteers who serve our small town, from our emergency services teams to our thriving community groups. But our town is at an inflection point. Our local politics have become bitter, and the path forward for Neptune City is unclear. The lives that we have worked so hard to build are at risk. That’s why I have decided to run for Mayor of Neptune City.” said Renee.

In addition to serving as Council President, Renee volunteers with the Knight of Columbus Women’s Auxiliary and the Shark River Cleanup Coalition. As a councilwoman, she has fought for taxpayers against unjustified tax increases, overdevelopment and partisan political bickering – often standing up against an administration which looked to raise taxes as its first option.

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Meghan Huryk

Council Candidate, Neptune City

Meghan Huryk is a lifetime Monmouth County resident who moved to Neptune City in 2017. Having grown up in a small New Jersey town, Sea Bright, she knew Neptune City was the perfect place to purchase her first home. Being surrounded by a close-knit community with access to all the Jersey Shore has to offer was exactly what she and her wife Jess were looking for.

Meghan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Monmouth University, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Journalism and works locally in commercial insurance. She is an active member of the Monmouth and Ocean County Democrats LGBTQ Caucus and the Monmouth County Democrats Disabilities Caucus.

Meghan’s drive to serve involved in her community started many years ago as a volunteer member of the Sea Bright Fire Ladies Auxiliary. It was during this time she developed a strong sense of pride that came along with working side by side with her neighbors. Meghan is excited to be a member of the new Neptune City Green Team and Special Events Committee and is motivated to take her involvement in town to the next level.

As a candidate for Neptune City Borough Council, Meghan is focused on improving the amenities available to residents, bringing small businesses back to town and decreasing homeowners’ property tax burden. Neptune City is a gem of the Jersey Shore and with the right long-term vision, we can keep it that way.

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Brett Cannon

Council Candidate, Matawan

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Checks can be mailed to Cannon for Council, 176 Washington Ave, Matawan, NJ 07747

Moira Nelson

Freeholder Candidate, Monmouth County

From Moira:

“I’m Moira Nelson and I’m running for Monmouth County Freeholder. Born and raised in Middletown, I attended the town's public schools, then graduated from Red Bank Catholic in 1992, and am now a homeowner in Asbury Park.  A New York University grad, I am a long-time fashion industry executive and a small business owner.  In my spare time, I’m dedicated to civic engagement, justice, and advocating for those suffering from substance use disorders.

I’m running for office because it is becoming increasingly unaffordable to live here – especially for our most vulnerable neighbors.  Affordability and access to services for all residents will be top priorities. 

As a drug policy reform advocate, I’m deeply concerned about the opioid crisis that is tearing families apart. Much more can be done if we truly treat it as an urgent public health crisis and implement a common sense harm reduction approach.  

Historically, Monmouth County has been a leader in innovation and technology.  We can and should be leading the state in planning for a resilient, sustainable future that safeguards our natural resources and that creates opportunity and good, "green" jobs. We should be committed to regional planning and smart development that is laser-focused on storm water solutions, flood mitigation, the shoreline and erosion (not just "down the shore" but along the Bayshore too.)  The health of our local economy is directly correlated to the health of our environment.

We need a clear, ambitious, innovative vision that honors our heritage and carries us through the 21st century. I am committed to listening, to focusing on solutions, and if elected, I would be honored to represent the County where I was born and raised to prioritize your concerns on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.”

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Michael Penna

Freeholder Candidate, Monmouth County

From Michael:

“I am Michael Penna and I am running for Freeholder to put an end to the one party rule that has dominated our county for far too long.  

 I chose to make Monmouth County my home because I love the people, the communities and the varied environment of this great county.  I live near the beach in Long Branch and I work in the rural section of Wickatunk in Marlboro Township. 

 I teach English and Drama to at-risk and special needs students at Collier High School.  My daily commute brings me through areas of the county that enjoy great prosperity as well as areas challenged by poverty and need.  For too long, our Freeholders have ignored these communities.  I am running for Freeholder to be their voice and representative.  

 As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, my education, training and experience have prepared me to advocate for all residents of the county and not just the wealthy.  I am driven by my commitment to social justice and equality. 

 I am devoted to preserving and protecting our environment.  I am committed to expanding and ensuring access to desperately needed social services and to a quality education for all residents regardless of their zip code or the size of their bank account.  

 We grow and strengthen as a county, as a community, when we all grow strong together. “

 

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Morris County

Cara Parmigiani

Freeholder Candidate, Morris County

From Cara:
“I am eager to serve the community where I grew up. I was born in Morristown Memorial Hospital and I have lived between Morris Township and Morristown; finally settling in Morris Plains where I am living with my wife raising our child. I graduated from Rutgers and Seton Hall School of Law. I run my own law practice and am a third-generation small business owner in Morris County. As a general practitioner/litigator, I use solution-oriented problem solving to assist people through many of their life challenges. I have experience dealing with municipal governments, appearing before municipal and county planning and zoning boards on behalf of clients and objectors. I have provided guidance on a municipal master plan re-evaluation, and I have volunteered on a local Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Additionally, I  represent patients at psychiatric facilities throughout the state and volunteer to provide free legal assistance to women in arranged marriages seeking divorces.
I am an attorney, mom, wife, and Morris County’s candidate for Freeholder. I am eager to represent the diverse community of Morris County and am appreciative of your support.”

 

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Ocean County

Eileen Della Volle

Assembly Candidate, NJ LD 10

Jonathan Petro

Mayoral Candidate, Toms River

Union County