My children and I have lived in the 24th District for the past twenty three years and are very proud to call the Newark area our home. We reside in Scottfield where I currently serve as Vice President of the Scottfield Civic Association (www.scottfield.org). Being an officer in a civic association has given me direct experience working on the issues that are of direct concern to homeowners and I have learned just how important it is to have a state representative active, supporting our needs, and present at every meeting. When neighborhoods struggle with issues such as vandalism, speeding motorists, deteriorating streets, crime and drug activity, our state and local representatives need to work together with the homeowner associations to keep our community’s safe, clean and protected.
There are almost 30 civic/maintenance association within the 24th District and as your next State Representative, I plan to work diligently with those organizations, attending meetings, advocating for our district needs and working with public and private agencies to keep our communities safe and strong. I will work to increase funding for the Community Transportation Fund, which is used to repair the streets in our neighborhoods, and continue to support programs like the Crime Prevention Area Watch (CPAW, www.cpawde.org) to empower every home owner to actively get involved in these efforts. In addition, I will forge strong partnerships with our local law enforcement agencies to better communicate our needs and protect our communities in the 24th District from crime.
Working with you, my goal is to provide everyone the services, help and support to ensure that every neighborhood is a place we can feel safe and proud to live and raise a family.