Elections

Candidate Statements

Putting My Constituents’ Best Interest First

96a4be59102ffbcd1e7e_munoz_color.jpg
96a4be59102ffbcd1e7e_munoz_color.jpg

I still remember his name was Nick and he was only 18-years old. He had been shot several times in the abdomen. He was one of the hundreds of gunshot victims that I would treat as a trauma nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Despite our best efforts, Nick would not survive; his injuries were too severe.  

When my husband, Dr. Eric Munoz, and I moved to New Jersey, Eric became an attending surgeon in the Level I Trauma Center at The University Hospital in Newark. Among his many difficult tasks was leading a team of emergency personnel in triaging patients with gunshot wounds and administering life-saving procedures.  

My husband and I saw first-hand the life and death consequences of gun violence – both the physical realities of it and the heart-wrenching ones, when families are torn apart by loss.  It is an experience that my husband brought to the Legislature when he served District 21 in the Assembly. It is an understanding that I, as the only trauma nurse in the Legislature, bring as well to every decision I make in the Legislature. 

Sign Up for E-News

As a proud representative of District 21, I have always put my constituents’ best interests first and have advocated for common sense gun legislation. New Jersey has some of the strictest guns laws in the entire country and I will continue to see that these laws are working to protect our neighborhoods and our state, at large. The only pledge that I have ever taken as a legislator is to put families first, just as I have always done throughout my decades as a nurse seeing to the health and welfare of women and children in urban clinics and hospitals.    

I will always remember Nick, just as I remember every one of my constituents in District 21 every time I vote on the issues that matter to them. 

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Somerville: Cobalt Apartments to Receive Land Development and Planning Award

February 14, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the county Planning Board will honor six local projects, including the Cobalt Apartments on Veterans Memorial Drive at the 35th annual Land Development and Planning Awards at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Freeholder Meeting Room, located on the third floor of the county Administration Building at 20 Grove St.

Free ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Guest Column: The Great "Wait" of the College Process

February 16, 2018

For all the high school seniors and their parents, we are in the stressful "waiting period".  We've just finished or are finishing applications to all the schools we might possibly want to attend next year and now sit and wait our fate after the $60-$80 non-refundable application fees to at least 8-13 schools and staring at some pretty ridiculous tuition fees.

Early ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 18

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 18, 7:00 PM

Villagers Theatre, Somerset

Hairspray Auditions

Arts & Entertainment

Fellowship Helping Hands Receives Home Care Award

February 16, 2018

Fellowship Helping Hands, the home care agency operated by Fellowship Senior Living in Basking Ridge,  has received the 2018 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, announced Liz Fandel, vice president of Home Community Based Services at Fellowship Senior Living.

Fellowship Helping Hands is a New Jersey licensed home care service for older and ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!