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Montville Township Chinese Association Hosts Symposium with Local Candidates

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Pictured from left to right: David Yen, June Witty, Matthew Kayne, Montville Township Mayor Jim Sandham and Margaret Lam Credits: Courtesy of Michael D. Johnson
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Attendees at the Montville Township Chinese Association symposium with local candidates Credits: Courtesy of Michael D. Johnson
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MONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville Township Chinese Association hosted a symposium for members of the Chinese community to discuss local issues with elected officials and hear from Republican Township Committee candidates June Witty and Dr. Matthew Kayne at the home of local philanthropists Margaret Lam and David Yen.

Other special guests in attendance included Montville Township Mayor Jim Sandham; Northern New Jersey Chinese Association President Dr. Tahsin Chou, Vice President Joe Yang, and Second Vice President Steven Lo; Board of Education member Michael D. Johnson; Board of Education candidate Joseph Daughtry; and leaders in the Montville Township Chinese community Tina Liu, Lisa Chen, Joana Awerts, and Christine Tao Cheung. 

As Co-Chairs of the Montville Township Chinese Association, Margaret Lam and Xiaoyu Lu welcomed attendees and invited the candidates to share their histories and platforms with their guests. Mrs. Witty recalled her family’s history within the township, her years spent in the medical field as a registered nurse that included over twenty years with the Montville Township high school and her impassioned work as a local volunteer. Dr. Kayne recalled he and his wife’s search for the perfect community to start a family, one that brought them to Montville in the early 1990’s. Both candidates raised their families in town and all of their children are graduates of the Montville Township Public Schools. Dr. Kayne noted that his career in public service began as a means of giving back to the community, a spirit that drove his efforts as a leader on the Montville Township Board of Education for the past nine years.

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Mayor Jim Sandham expressed his support for both candidates, highlighting their histories of significant service to the Montville Township community and noted experience with local organizations and community affairs. David Yen noted Dr. Kayne’s history of support for the local Chinese community and calm, deliberate management as an officer for the Montville Township Board of Education and shared his excitement for learning more about Mrs. Witty’s extensive involvement.

The candidates then took questions from the group, which covered topics such as the current tax base, potential new development and impacts on the community, environmental issues, the outlook for the Montville Township Public School system and the recent referendum victory. 

The candidates expressed their thanks to the members of the Chinese community for their enthusiastic support and curiosity in local affairs, sharing the message that the best way to share their voices is to get involved in the process themselves. The panel of local officials and volunteers encouraged attendees to come out to local public meetings, and consider joining a local service organization or seeking an elected office themselves. 

 

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