Let me tell you more about myself.
I am a nurse, a small business owner and a former member of the Township Committee in Lacey. What I’m not is a lifetime politician.
As a nurse, I have worked to heal those affected by the horror of addiction. It is difficult but important work that needs to be done. My expertise, knowledge and experience in treating drug addiction can only make a positive addition to the Freeholder Board and make the board better able to serve Ocean County. As only a caring health professional can do as opposed to a professional politician.
As a small business owner ( I was a 7-Eleven franchisee in Forked River), I provided goods and services at a fair price, provided my employees with honest work at fair wages, contributed to the community, and was still able to make a profit. I actually know what it takes to plan, budget, and execute the plan within budget. As opposed to a career politician that only knows how to spend other peoples’ money and if there isn’t enough money, we’ll just raise taxes.
As a minority member of the Lacey Township Committee I know how to budget for and deal with the cost of running a government entity. I worked to keep down taxes while providing necessary services. This goal should be the goal of all elected officials. I was the watchdog, the one who provided the checks and balances that ensured that goal.
I will bring all these experiences to the office of Freeholder, along with a determination to work for the good of the community. I will be the new set of eyes on the Freeholder Board. My priorities are controlling taxes, reducing patronage, providing needed services, and of course, fighting the horror of addiction.
During the campaign, I will let you know my ideas for accomplishing these goals, and I will listen to and hear your thoughts and ideas.
Together, we can do the right things, and do them the right way.