SUMMIT, NJ -- Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick has spent much of the year calling for debates prior to the upcoming General Election in November. His Democratic challenger has a simple response: Bring it On!
Jill LaZare, a successful attorney and passionate advocate for New Jersey's future, is running for Assembly in the 21st legislative district alongside Springfield Mayor David Barnett. LaZare has been endorsed by the New Jersey Education Association and NJ Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association and is running an aggressive campaign in the traditionally Republican district, pointing out her opponent's lockstep agreement with Governor Chris Christie's agenda that has left New Jersey's economy broken while its infrastructure crumbles and its property taxes continue to rise.
"Jon Bramnick has stood side by side with Chris Christie for the last six years, never once disagreeing with the same Governor who has led our state to nine credit rating downgrades, utterly failed to solve our pension problems and done nothing while our transportation infrastructure continued to fall apart," said LaZare.
"Minority Leader Bramnick is just as much to blame as Governor Christie for the terrible condition of our state and the residents of the 21st District deserve to hear from him how we could let us get into this mess."
LaZare is calling for a series of public debates with Bramnick throughout the district, which includes the Union, Morris and Somerset county municipalities of Berkeley Heights, Bernards, Chatham Borough, Cranford, Far Hills, Garwood, Kenilworth, Long Hill, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park, Springfield, Summit, Warren, Watchung and Westfield.
"I'm ready to debate Assemblyman Bramnick anytime, anywhere, because I know that he has no real solutions for the huge problems facing our state," said LaZare. "Bramnick's agenda can be summed up in four simple words: Whatever the Governor Wants. New Jersey deserves better leaders who will do what's right for our state, not just cling to partisanship and politics. It's time for Jon Bramnick to answer for his record and I know that the voters of our district have plenty of questions for him."