Mount Olive Democrats is committed to keeping our nation and community safe and expanding opportunity for all. Our focus is on sustainable economic growth, protection and conservation of our environment, water, and open space, affordable health care, retirement security, open, honest and accountable government, and protecting civil rights & liberties. We support Democratic candidates who represent these values and through our civic engagement strive to ensure that these principles are reflected both in our local government and within our community.
We are committed to educating our community about the importance of civic engagement, voting, voting rights, and voter registration. Getting involved in local politics is often the best way to make a lasting difference in our community. Through volunteering, you can help make positive changes, bring a voice for progress and improve the quality of life within our Township, County, State and the nation.
Join us to make a difference in our community and our local government and build a better Mount Olive for all.
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 moved to Mount Olive in 2015, after residing in Califon, NJ for twenty-five years. She has 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.
Sheri was born in Brooklyn, NY (Sheepshead Bay), moved to Long Island when she was 5 years old and came to Mount Olive 9 years ago when the company Sheri was working for offered her a promotional position in NJ. Sheri was looking for a new construction town home in a beautiful area with a strong sense of community. When Sheri found Morris Chase under development in Budd Lake, she knew this was her place and she has been very happy here!
Sheri has one sister who lives in West Orange (who knew they would both end up in NJ) and lots of great friends across the country.
Sheri lives with her two wonderful 100 lb. fur-babies, Jessie (age 6) and Roxie (age 4). They are both German Shepherd rescues from Alabama and were extremely happy the country voted to put Champ and Major in the White House in 2020!