promoted by Rosi
This past November, with your support, I was re-elected to the State Assembly to represent Bergen and Passaic Counties. I am honored to have earned your trust and respect over the past 4 years as your Assemblywoman. I’ve never considered myself a politician, but always a public servant. I have been elected to serve the people of New Jersey, something many elected officials forget, which is truly the most important part of our job.
Our state and country face many challenges and it will take the efforts of Democrats, Republicans and everyone in between to improve the quality of life for all Americans.
Public education has been the backbone of America and at every turn there are those seeking to dismantle it. Higher education is becoming out of reach for many of our high school graduates due to escalating tuition. Our environment and our health are being put at risk at a time when we should be embracing new technology to reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy. Government inefficiencies and outdated ways of doing things continue to keep the costs of running government too high. Unemployment and underemployment are rampant, jobs continue to be shipped overseas and the middle class in America is struggling to survive.
These are among the major issues dear to my heart, issues that I have fought, and will continue to fight, to address. In what capacity I can best tackle these challenges is a question I am now confronted with.
Over the past few days your calls and emails of support and confidence regarding a possible Congressional candidacy have been truly overwhelming. Your kind words and encouragement to run have been inspiring.
However, as you can imagine, the decision to run for Congress is not an easy one to make.
During the next few weeks I will be consulting with my family and friends to decide the best path for us and how I can best serve my constituents. As I ponder this decision, I am still, first and foremost, your Assemblywoman and my office, staff and I are here to help you in any way that we can.