Hi! My name is Susan Hannon and I am running as a write-in candidate for Sparta Town Council. I have been fortunate to live in Sparta for over 18 years. My husband, Kevin and I have raised our sons here. One is a freshman in college and the other is a junior at Sparta High School. During the boys’ school years I volunteered at the schools, cub scouts, OSCAR, Lake Mohawk’s Beach 4, and the Barnyard Sanctuary. Previous to living in Sparta, I was a marketing professional within the financial services industry in New York City. Presently, I am a board member and Treasurer of the Hemlock Hills Homeowners Corporation.
After the Sandy Hook mass shooting I joined the gun violence prevention movement. For the last four years I have been President of the Sussex County Chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and on the board of the NJ Council. Over the last four years I have lobbied our Congressmen and Senators in Washington D.C. I have testified about gun violence bills before our Assembly and Senate in Trenton. I have organized meetings, protests and events for the Sussex County Chapter. I believe that we have a serious problem with gun violence in our nation.
I love the Sparta community and I am so proud to live here. It truly is a special place to live. I believe I would be a great addition to the Town Council. I would like to see better interaction, transparency and communication between the council and the community. I oppose the logging of Sparta Mountain. I would support a committee to establish a Dog Park in Sparta. I believe Sparta should have a Community Center where events for seniors, teens and all members of the community can be held.
I will work hard for the people of Sparta. Don’t forget to write in my name, Susan Hannon on your ballot on November 6th. Thank you for your support.