My name is Jennyfer Guerrero, and I am running with the Regular Democratic Party “Garwood Forward” team for the Borough Council with my running mates Mayor Charles Lombardo and Vincent Kearney.  This is my first time running for any elected office.

I am an Energy Contracts Manager for PSE&G, and I am the mother of three young children.  I have volunteered for over ten years and been part of the board for the March of Dimes and Adelante.  Adelante is PSE&G’s Employee Business Resource Group for Hispanic/Latino employees which provides opportunities for networking, mentoring, cultural understanding and career building.

Why I am running for office and why I would like to be a Councilwoman is a question many people have asked me in the past few weeks.  It’s an important question because I feel not all candidates are running for the same reason or view this role the same way I do.

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Along with my husband Juan, we moved to Garwood ten years ago to raise our family.  Since moving here, I’ve been wishing our town had more activities and programs for both children and all our residents.  My children were the reason why I first got involved in the Celebrations Committee.  I saw the opportunity to volunteer for the Celebrations Committee to help support community activities, though I soon realized I wanted to do even more for Garwood. 

Soon after I had this thought, I was made aware that the Democratic Party was searching for candidates for the Borough Council.  I was very excited to hear this and thrilled to be selected to run!

To me, running for office is not about a title or promoting myself; is about what I see as taking the next step in community building; leveraging my professional and life experience to bring a new perspective to the Council.  I would rather let my actions speak for me rather than talking about myself more. 

I am not looking to be a career politician; instead I see this role as an opportunity to help our community to continue the growth and change which has happened since I moved here ten years ago.  Community involvement is very important for me; and I would like to play a positive role in strengthening our town to continue to move it forward. It’s clear to me that Garwood is a town that is moving in the right direction thanks to the hard work and efforts of my running mate Mayor Charles Lombardo, who has done a tremendous job behind the scenes.

I would like to ask our Garwood Democrats to please support me and my running mates, Mayor Lombardo and Vincent Kearney in the June 5th Primary Election.  Look for us on Column B!

Jennyfer Guerrero

Regular Democratic Candidate for Garwood Council