I'm voting for Nureed Saeed and I think you should too. I had coffee with Nureed the other day. We talked about our kids - I have two, she has three. She is a great mom, and because of that she is a good listener. We talked about the things that make South Orange a wonderful place to live - the people who live here, our diversity, the incredible neighbors. We talked about having aging parents who want to stay close to their grandchildren and communities. We also talked about why she is running for Board of Trustees in the May municipal election on Tuesday, May 9.

Nureed is a local business owner, a parent, and a homeowner. She is the kind of person who really understands how to ask hard questions, and look at things from a fresh perspective. She is an asset to our community and we should not pass up this opportunity to add her voice and talent to our Village governance. Nureed is our neighbor, and by all accounts, she is a good neighbor to have. In talking with Nureed you immediately see that she is an organized thinker who can see a problem from all angles. Perhaps it's something she learned from her experience in the business world, tackling tough negotiations. She is smart, capable, and dedicated to this community.

South Orange needs new voices and new ideas in village government. We need expertise in establishing a strong retail base in our community. We need organized thinkers and good listeners who aren't going to go with the consensus because it's easier. We need to elect Nureed Saeed to our Board of Trustees on May 9.