As a lifelong resident of Franklin Township, I have the distinct honor of serving as your Assemblyperson in the 17th Legislative District since November 2014. In that capacity I have focused my attention on rebuilding our state’s economy, seeking legislation to improve the quality of life for all citizens, especially senior citizens, and military veterans, increasing state aid to k-16 education and improving the economic environment of small business.
I also know that the greatest service I can provide my constituents is to be a resource and client center when issues that impact their daily lives are compromised. That is why my motto of “Always at your service” is the centerpiece that I and my office place first on a daily bases. Each day we handle over 15 calls from constituents needing some direction or help with a government service, and we provide that direction and assistance.
While I have been fortunate to have many bills signed into law, it is in the service to others that gives me my greatest satisfaction. Coming from a family of 9 children, and raised by a single mother who was a Franklin educator, she always taught me the value of giving back. My journey from volunteer firefighter to serving in the US Army to fundraising for St. Baldrick’s Cancer Foundation has provided me the direction to be the best I can be in helping those who seek help.
Today as Vice Chairman of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee and as a member of the Assembly Financial Intuitions and Insurance Committee, I am continuing to strive to provide direction for building a “new “New Jersey. That is why I am proud that I helped bring state funds into the district for our new arts center in New Brunswick and for the North Brunswick train station. I also continue my efforts to raise health and safety concerns about compressor station 206 here in Franklin.
On November 7th we all have an obligation to make our state better tomorrow than it is today and I hope to continue that journey as your representative.