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We are fighting for the soul of our country, the heart of our democracy and America’s place as the land of opportunity for all.
Meet Our Democratic Candidates
We are passionate about equal opportunity, equal rights and equal justice. We want to build a middle class that works for everybody.
We are in a battle for the soul of America.
It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough and resilient. We choose hope over fear. Science over fiction. Truth over lies. And unity over division. We treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor.
We are the United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do.
Vice Presidential Candidate
The first Black and Indian American woman to represent California in the United States Senate, Kamala Harris grew up believing in the promise of America and fighting to make sure that promise is fulfilled for all Americans. Kamala’s father immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica to study economics and her mother immigrated from India. Kamala’s mother told her growing up “Don’t sit around and complain about things, do something,” which is what drives Kamala every single day.
United States Senate
The importance of community was impressed on Cory early in life. When Cory’s parents decided to move into a neighborhood with great public schools, no one would sell them a home because of the color of their skin. A group of volunteer lawyers, who had witnessed acts of violence against peaceful voting rights activists on Bloody Sunday, were inspired to help Black families at home in New Jersey and stepped in to advocate for Cory’s family in their journey to home ownership.
Instead of pursuing a lucrative career after leaving Yale, Cory moved into Newark’s central ward, and eventually into a public housing project, where he lived for eight years. He fought for tenants rights, and teamed up with his neighbors to take on the slumlord running their building, and won. As a city council member, he fought for efficiency and transparency in City Hall. In 2006, he was elected mayor with 72 percent of the vote.
Two decades later, Cory still lives in Newark’s Central Ward.
A United States Senator since 2013, Cory has written and championed dozens of bills aimed at fixing our broken criminal justice system, expanding economic opportunity, and fighting for equal justice for everyone.
As a tenant lawyer, city councilman, mayor, and now U.S. senator, Cory has spent his life bringing people together to take on the problems we face. And what he’s learned is that the support of a loving community can overcome even the most insurmountable challenges. His vision for our country is one in which we are measured by our ability to love and to come together to create a more fair and just nation for every New Jerseyan.
House of Representatives
He stood up to dictators.
He’s standing up for you.
I served our country under two presidents, defending the rights of workers and women, cracking down on global corruption, and standing up to dictators like Putin and Kim Jong-Un.
Since being elected to Congress, I’ve been just as relentless standing up for the people of our district–working to restore our state and local tax deduction, get more money for the Portal Bridge and Gateway Tunnel, and win real progress on health care, gun safety and the environment.
In these uncertain and challenging times I am working to protect people today and planning for a secure and smart recovery. We are all bound together, we must all seek justice and we must all respect and care for each other.
We have so much work to do.
Morris County Freeholder
Cary Amaro is running for Morris County Freeholder to represent the interests of all residents of Morris County. She is an experienced leader who believes in fiscal responsibility, accountability and transparency in government. As a long-time resident and homeowner in Randolph Township, Cary raised her two children, experiencing all the wonderful attributes Morris County has to offer.
Cary earned her Masters Degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and has spent over 15 years working in financial management and operational accounting. As a Controller, Cary knows the importance of appropriating funds and balancing budgets.
Cary has had many successes in her professional career and in guiding sound financial decisions for major corporations and nonprofits. Her background makes her a valuable asset to the Freeholder Board.
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Meet our Executive Committee
We are passionate about building our democratic party and improving Mount Olive.
Andy Meissner and his wife Christine have lived in Mount Olive since 1984, first on Flanders-Drakestown Road and then beginning in 1995, in Flanders Crossing. Andy and Christine raised a daughter and son in Mount Olive and are now proud grandparents. Andy retired from AT&T last year after 35 years in leadership positions in Marketing, Program Management and Information Systems.
Andy’s passion for politics began in 1968 when his family saw both Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey campaign for president at a local airport on Long Island. As a teenager, Andy canvassed with local assembly and town council candidates and was elected to several positions in high school and college. Since 2008, Andy has been actively involved in voter registration, phone banking and canvassing. Andy’s priorities for the Mount Olive Democrats are to continue to build our organization, provide a home for people to share their passions for our country and our democratic values, re-elect Congressman Tom Malinowski, and provide opportunities to participate and contribute in as many ways as possible. Andy would like to meet with as many people as possible either over coffee or while canvassing through each of your districts (his real passion!) to talk about our experiences, unique talents and suggestions on how we can all be successful in 2020 and beyond.
Irene and her husband Sergio have lived in Mount Olive since 1980. We have raised two daughters and a son and now have four beautiful grandchildren. Irene has worked as a Payroll Coordinator at Ronetco Supermarkets since 1997. Irene also helped her husband open & run an electric motor repair business from 1990 to 2018. Irene has served as a volunteer for the Girl and Boy Scouts of America, Mount Olive Park Partners, League of Women Voters and St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church. Irene also founded the Mount Olive Volleyball Association and served as the President for 10 years. Irene has been involved with the Mount Olive Democrats since 2017 and ran for a Town Council in 2019. Irene is proud of her contributions to the successful 2018 Malinowski campaign and is thrilled with the excellent work Tom Malinowski is doing to represent our district. She looks forward to building the Mount Olive Democratic Committee and celebrating a winning 2020 for all of our candidates.
Judi and her husband Robert moved to Mount Olive in 2015, after residing in Califon, NJ for twenty-five years. They have two daughters, a son and nine adorable grandchildren. Judi worked in the healthcare industry for thirty years, ranging from veterinary medicine to certified ophthalmology assistant.
While always interested in politics, Judi’s passion began with the Barack Obama campaign and has grown with time. Being a part of the Mount Olive Democrats since 2017 has been informative and exciting. The experience has provided the opportunity to meet and engage with our neighbors and their concerns.
Judi is proud of the work that was accomplished in the successful election of Tom Malinowski in 2018. She is looking forward to helping the Mount Olive Democratic Committee grow and winning 2020 for our candidates.
We Come Together
We come together because we are optimistic about what we can achieve together. We come together because we work as a community to achieve our goals. We come together because we work towards opportunity for all in a prosperous, healthy, well-educated, clean and safe country. We come together because we serve the community and respect those who do serve and have served. We come together because we are united. We come together because we can do this together.
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