Letter to the Editor: Supporting Mia Sacks and Michelle Pirone Lambros for Princeton Council

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To the Editor,

I write in support of Mia Sacks and Michelle Pirone Lambros for Princeton Council and to urge all eligible voters to exercise their privilege to vote on Nov. 5. Voter participation in non-presidential election years is notoriously, and regretfully, low. However, the outcome of local and state elections is of as much or more importance to our everyday lives, than that of presidential elections. Taking elections for granted, and underestimating the power of our individual vote, can bring unintended consequences, as we saw in 2016.

This year, we have contested elections at the local level – both for council and the board of education – and the State Assembly. It’s incumbent upon each of us to do our due diligence and carry out our duty in selecting those who will best represent our principles and defend the public interest.

My vote for council will go to Mia and Michelle. We are fortunate to have engaged local residents like them, willing to work for a more open, fair, thriving and inclusive community by implementing policies to make housing more affordable and to lower taxes on low and middle income residents; to proactively plan, administer and guide our local resources; to be our voice at the county and state levels; to work collaboratively with the board of education and Princeton University; and to be held accountable for the efficient and sustainable delivery of municipal services.

Mia and Michelle bring proven track records of commitment to goal setting and achievement, extensive community service in leadership roles, willingness to consider new options and push the envelope, and success in their respective fields. Each brings expertise in key areas (such as public policy and business), which will enrich the existing mix of perspectives in Council.

On Nov. 5, I urge my neighbors to vote for Mia and Michelle.

 

Maria Juega
Princeton