I am Charles L. McRae, a 37-year resident of the Plainfield, who currently represents you as 3rd Ward City Councilman. I have been able to successfully transfer my more than 40 years of business sales management and customer service experience to my work on the Council. As I advocate for you, my constituents, and help to advance the vision for the City of Plainfield, I am uplifted by the level of support I continue to receive from members of the community.

I am a results-oriented, self-motivated, and forward-thinking individual with a proven track record of accomplishments. I previously served as the President of the Council and continue to serve on the Council’s Economic Development Subcommittee and as the Council’s representative on the Planning Board. This year I was appointed as the Chair of the Council’s Finance Subcommittee. The knowledge, dedication, and commitment I bring to these responsibilities help inform my work on behalf of the well-being of my constituents. My community involvement includes serving as Vice Chair and 3rd Ward District 3 Representative on the Plainfield Democratic City Committee, former member of the Plainfield Citizens’ Budget Advisory Committee, and current President of the Cedarbrook Block Association. My effectiveness in all these endeavors has been enhanced by my ability to listen to, advocate for, and act on behalf of my 3rd Ward constituents.

I am a Charter Member of the Eta Epsilon and New Brunswick Alumnae Chapters of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. I was elected the first Chairman of the Diamond Foundation, Inc. and still serve on its Board of Directors. A scholarship in my name is presented by the Diamond Foundation to graduating high school seniors to assist them in pursuing their dreams of higher education.

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My dedication as an elected official has enabled me to make informed decisions based on the critical needs of the City of Plainfield. I am confident that my experiences will allow me to continue to work collaboratively with the administration, local organizations, and community partners to conduct business and execute objectives as they pertain to the residents of the City of Plainfield.

It is for the reasons outlined above that I seek your supportto be re-elected to the Plainfield City Council. It is with great enthusiasm that I am running for re-election as 3rd Ward City Councilman. I am listed on the ballot in Column B along with former VP Joe Biden, US Senator Cory Booker, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, and Plainfield City Council President Steve Hockaday.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you and continuing to represent you on the Plainfield City Council.

Respectfully Submitted