On Tuesday, November 7, the residents of Bergenfield will have the opportunity to cast their votes for governor and their representatives in the state legislature, as well as for county and municipal officials. The contest for the legislature in our district is particularly important. I urge you to re-elect Senator Bob Gordon and his team, Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joe Lagana.
Bob, Tim and Joe understand the needs of our community and support the very issues that are important to us: making our state more affordable, promoting economic opportunities, strong ethics reform and matters that affect the Jewish community.
Senator Gordon and Assemblymen Eustace and Lagana have been champions for changes made in the school funding formula, which includes funding for nonpublic schools. In the 2018 fiscal year, the budget includes a $112 funding increase per student. In addition, they have sponsored legislation to enable the use of public funds for the placement of public-school students in the special-education programs offered by religious schools such as Sinai Schools. They are also advancing legislation to provide additional resources for school nursing and transportation.
We need people in Trenton, like Bob, Tim and Joe, who represent our interests, are independent-minded and vote their conscience and not their party.
On Tuesday, November 7, please vote for Senator Bob Gordon and Assemblymen Tim Eustace and Joe Lagana, as well as all the candidates in Column 2. Together we can work for a better Bergenfield. This election is of critical importance to our community, and every vote will make a difference. We cannot afford to lose our voices in Trenton.
Councilwoman Ora Kornbluth