To The Editor:

Sussex County has been my home for the last twenty years. I love it here. We live in one of the most beautiful areas of our state with great communities and tremendous people. Yet despite our potential, there is much concern about our future as a county. As a young person who has served in public office for the last six years, I feel strongly that now is the time that we must focus on our future. 

I believe our county has the prospect of affordability and sustainability in a state that has shown no interest in promoting that. Sussex County can be a model for fiscal responsibility, striving for efficiency and maximum return on taxpayer investment, while seriously addressing our debt. Our county can promote and bolster business development, ensuring our decisions convey that Sussex County is open and ready for the economy of today and tomorrow. Where together our Board of Chosen Freeholders can build stronger, and more productive relationships with our municipalities to ensure they are a vital piece of our growth. We can improve the health and safety of our residents, ensuring our senior citizens and veterans have the help and resources that they need and deserve. We have to aggressively address the opioid crisis confronting us, something incredibly personal to me, as I can now count on two hands the amount of classmates I went to school with in Sussex County who are no longer with us as a result. 

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This campaign is a call for unity and to look forward so that future generations of Sussex County residents can afford to live, work, raise a family and retire comfortably in safe, strong communities with a county structure that enables it. That’s why I’m running and I hope to earn your support. 

Anthony Fasano

Candidate for Sussex County Freeholder