State governments have become increasingly more important as they need to fill the void left by Washington politicians. Given the inability of our current Legislative District 23 (LD23) Assemblymen to accomplish much of anything in the New Jersey State Legislature, it is imperative to elect representatives who will represent the values of LD23 constituents and will actually be effective in getting legislation passed in the New Jersey Assembly. Denise believes it is time for a change in LD23 so that our voices as voters are actually heard.
Protecting Our Natural Resources
Legislative District 23 is the source of drinking water for 1.2 million New Jersey residents. Denise feels strongly that natural resources like our access to clean drinking water need to be protected, without substantially limiting the growth of new business in the District. Yet our current Assemblymen both have abysmal lifetime environmental records, according to the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters of 32% and 38%* respectively.
Our current Assemblyman also refuse to take a stand against strengthening pipeline review in New Jersey, taking the cowardly way out by abstaining from voting at all on relevant legislation introduced in New Jersey. Both Assemblymen also voted against a simple bill to ask the Governor to join the climate alliance when the current Administration pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.
*https://www.njlcv.org/sites/default/files/2017-10/scorecard-2017-assembly.pdf- 32% lifetime environmental voting record for John DiMaio, 38% lifetime environmental voting record for Erik Peterson.
The gigantic elephant in the room for every New Jersey resident is the extremely high taxes that we all must pay. Our current Assemblymen have had a decade in office to improve the tax burden for LD23 constituents, yet they have not accomplished any tax relief for their constituents. Denise believes strongly that it is time for a change in representation. If our current Assemblymen have not been able to provide any results in ten (10) years, it is time to give Denise a chance to try to tackle the issue in Trenton.