This election is about a style of government. It’s not about a party label or control. "Team Purple" advocates Democrats and Republicans coming together throughout town to make our community even better. With the Republican Party unfortunately choosing to repeat the mudslinging tactics of the Republican ticket in 2018, we want to reemphasize our commitment to running a clean, positive campaign that focuses not only on what Team Purple has done in 2019 but what we will do as part of that team if elected. That is what our team’s slogan, Change We Can Agree On was and is all about.
Change We Can Agree On is about a collaborative government that respects our residents and seeks to put an end to the caustic political tone that continues to divide our community. It's about creating positive change free of partisanship, as we work together to bring more services to our town at lower costs, improve our quality of life, and manage tough challenges together. It’s an inclusive approach which embodies:
- Our leaders working together across party lines
- Respecting our rich heritage
- Capturing the spirit of our younger population
- Placing value on what our elders have given to this community
- Embracing our diversity and welcoming all voices
- Ensuring an open and transparent government
Change We Can Agree On means no longer neglecting our aging infrastructure, not being afraid to tackle tough problems like our municipal debt head-on, looking for any and all sources of additional revenue to fund much-needed road or drainage projects, doing away with antiquated approaches to increasingly complex challenges, coming up with creative ways to offer more services for our taxpayers, and so much more.
But perhaps, most importantly, Change We Can Agree On means working together with YOU to make Berkeley Heights a town we are all proud to call home. That means making town government more open and transparent so that residents can see positive change happening for themselves.
Together, we can change Berkeley Heights politics for the better and ensure more open, transparent government at Town Hall.