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Lebanon Borough is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by Lebanon, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.

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    Carona Davis Diop
    (Dem)

  • James P. Lance
    (Rep)

  • Mary Basile Logan
    (Rep)

  • Benedict F. Valliere
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What do you consider the most important challenges facing our municipality? How do you intend to address these challenges?

What personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this office?

What, if any, new proposals for local ordinances and/or resolutions do you think are needed, and why?

The State’s Attorney General has directed all county and municipal police agencies to identify discriminatory policies and practices and work to eliminate them. What can our municipality do to promote accountability and non-biased policing in law enforcement?

What are your short-term and long-term proposals to address the budgetary and economic impacts of COVID-19 in our municipality?

Campaign Address 74 Brunswick Avenue Lebanon NJ 08833
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The most important challenges that I consider facing our community is a lack of diversity, communication, and programs or actions that will help close the gaps between the two. I tend to address these challenges by introducing programs that will include all residents of Lebanon Borough through health and wellness workshops, the arts, and virtual classes that will cover nutrition, mental illness, drug abuse, diversity and inclusion, community recreational sports and social events. In committing to this plan I strongly believe that it would be easier for the community to communicate and begin a dialogue on current events inside and outside of the Borough. This plan has the potential to crossover into neighboring cities/towns and can also bring in additional funding to Lebanon Borough.
Growing up in a single family household with a mother who strongly believed in supporting the community that you resided in, not only taking and thriving on what the community had to offer but to pay it forward while strengthening ties between residents. I am a certified paralegal with a degree in legal studies, author, filmmaker, educator, speaker, mother and wife with a very strong and proven background in childcare and education and an even stronger believer in assessment, communication and action.
With everything going on today with racial inequality and violence. I believe that an ordinance should be put in place to cover any incidents that should arise concerning hate crimes, unethical and extreme mistreatment of individuals due to race, gender, or religion.
This is where communication and educating our communities come into play. We should have programs which include law enforcement and residents especially the youth. There is not enough “personal” interaction between community members and their law enforcement agencies creating a serious communication deficiency between police and the communities they work in.
Short and long term proposals that I will address concerning the economic impact of Covid-19 will be to propose a council made up of one community leader/representative from each district in Hunterdon County coming together to share ideas, thoughts and actions on how to service and improve our communities as a whole while addressing concerns and implementing programs broadening assistance for individuals and families in need.
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