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BOROUGH COUNCIL – Full Term – Vote for TwoEatontown 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 Eatontown 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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  • Margaret Hope Corcoran
    (Rep)

  • Mariel S. Hufnagel
    (Dem)

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    Danielle M. Jones
    (Dem)

  • Mark Regan
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What are the major challenges facing the community/district and how would you propose to address them if elected?

What qualifies you for this position, both personally and professionally?

What factors are critical to the quality of life/education in your community and what would you do to improve or preserve them?

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Campaign phone 908.309.2672
Facebook Page www.facebook.com/joneshufnagel2020
Campaign Address c/o: Eatontown Reform Democratic Club P.O. Box 1396 Eatontown, NJ 07724
Education A.A., Social Sciences (Psychology option) - Brookdale Community College; B.A., Psychology (Sociology minor) - Cabrini University
COVID-19 Recovery: promote a holistic approach to the Borough's recovery from the pandemic, which would include partnering with county and state government agencies & collaborating with non-profit organizations to address housing insecurity, food insecurity, healthcare, workforce development, and more.

Redevelopment: promote smart, responsible development that invites new families and businesses to establish roots in Eatontown. This includes partnering with development Board(s) and Borough committees to address Fort Monmouth and Monmouth Mall.

Public Education: demand adequate funding for Eatontown schools, plus investigate innovative ways to incorporate shared services in our school district. This includes collaborating with the Board of Education and local organizations to provide educational opportunities, supplies, resources, and co-curricular activities to support classroom learning.

Civic Engagement: unite the local Democratic voters, plus welcome Independent and unaffiliated voters to participate in local government. This would occur by becoming a member of ERDC, plus participating in future service projects & Club events.
My family has lived in Eatontown since 1991. I am a proud graduate of Eatontown public schools and Monmouth Regional High School. Through my experiences of working as a community association manager, serving as a political intern (Sen. Robert Menendez, NJ Independent Colleges, and Legislative District #11), Graduate Fellow for the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, and my current employment for the Educational Opportunity Fund at Brookdale Community College, I have gained an unique insight and network of contacts/resources that I rely on to successfully collaborate and strategically partner with the private, public & nonprofit sector. In addition, I am currently a graduate student at Seton Hall University, pursing my Master's in Public Administration (Nonprofit Management concentration). I actively use the curriculum I have learned to help me effectively serve my community and in my professional career.
Quality of life is critical to the success and sustainability of Eatontown. We have some of the best public services in the county (especially our Department of Public Works), and it is important to maintain the standard of excellence they provide. It is imperative to support our EMS, Fire Department, and Police Department to ensure that they receive the training, resources and funding they need to effectively protect and serve our community. Even after we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is critical to continue to provide the supplies and resources to our essential workers and healthcare professionals.

With our location near major highways (e.g., Garden State Parkway, Route 18), and our proximity to the Shore, the Borough has the potential to develop into a place that hosts wonderful shopping, entertainment, dining, and professional buildings. Finding ways to responsibly develop while meeting environmental safeguards will aid Eatontown in having a "small town" feel with a modern flavor.

As mentioned earlier, investing in our school district is a necessity. Not only do we need to invest in our students and teachers, we need to invest in our school district's staff and administration. Collaborating with community organizations & government agencies, we can provide a top-tier education to our children.
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