FREEHOLD – Two Democrats are running unopposed for a three-year term in Freehold Borough Borough Council in 2021.
The terms currently held by Democrats Annette Jordan and Sharon Shutzer will end on December 31. The two women are running for a new three-year term on the governing body.
The 2021 general elections take place with a postal vote; with advance voting in person at 10 locations in Monmouth County later this month; and at regular local polling stations on November 2.
Shutzer served member of the borough council since 1992. In the 1970s and 1980s, she served on the school council for six years.
“I am seeking re-election because I love Freehold Borough and have a passion for serving residents,” she said. “My file proves how passionate I am. “
Shutzer was a public school teacher and taught grade eight language arts in the Toms River Regional School District for 44 years before retiring.
“I think the way my career has contributed the most has been helping me develop interpersonal skills,” said Shutzer. “My career has anchored me in many ways.
“My motivation for doing the job includes three things: improving, preserving and protecting the quality of life of our residents; maintain a stable tax base; and move forward with a realistic redevelopment plan, which will keep us relevant in today’s world and benefit all of our residents and businesses by fostering and maintaining the vitality of a thriving community. Once again, my record speaks of my honesty, my energy and my sincerity. “
Jordan, which serves as board chair this year, joined the board in 2019. She previously served on the Freehold Borough K-8 School District Education Council for 19 years.
As a member of the Borough Council, Jordan serves as a liaison with the Trustees of the Freehold Borough Library, the Recreation Commission, the Board of Health, the Freehold Borough Participatory Budgeting Committee and the Downtown Freehold Partnership.
She represents Freehold Borough on the Municipal Freehold Alliance for Drug Abuse Prevention, where she is the Chair of Community Outreach.
“I’m looking for re-election to help achieve the goals the mayor and council have set for the community,” Jordan said. “We are entering an exciting time in the borough: redevelopment of our community, completion of a transit village designation, implementation of a parking management system to support smart redevelopment, search for additional grants to improve our beautiful parks and open spaces, and encourage green growth and sustainable infrastructure.
“My goal for my re-election is to develop a community where residents live, work and play while preserving the charm and historic roots of the borough,” she said.
If re-elected, Jordan said she would address the issues of smart redevelopment, fiscal responsibility and civic engagement.
“(We need to) look for developers who are willing to work with the borough to build a community where residents can live, work and play,” Jordan said. “It is important, as we move forward as a council, to be mindful of our residents. When reviewing policies or programs, I will look for other sources of funding to fund initiatives.
“It is so important that we hear all the voices in our community,” she said. “I will continue to champion participatory budgeting and work to grow the success of this year’s program, engaging all residents to participate in prioritizing public spending and empowering them to make decisions about how to spend. their tax money. “