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Hello, my name is Christine Madrid and I’m running for State Assembly in the 16th Legislative District because New Jersey needs common-sense Republicans to serve as check against the increasingly radical policies being pushed by Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats.
As the mother of two young children, I am deeply concerned about the direction of our state under Governor Murphy.
The Murphy Democrats increased taxes by over $1 billion and spending by $4 billion, despite the fact that we are already among the highest taxed and least business friendly states in the country.
The Murphy Democrats slashed millions of dollars from local school districts – forcing teacher layoffs and higher property taxes – while spending millions on tuition aid for illegal immigrants.
The Murphy Democrats turned New Jersey into a Sanctuary State by prohibiting local law enforcement from cooperating with federal ICE agents, putting communities at risk.
And the Murphy Democrats have become synonymous with corruption – turning state agencies into patronage pits for connected insiders and trying to silence alleged victims of sexual assault.
Enough is enough.
As a former Mayor, I have a track record of working across party lines to get things done.
In my town, we held local spending below 2005 levels and reduced debt by over 50% by making sure government lived within its means.
We preserved over 700 acres of additional open space to combat overdevelopment and protect our environment and quality of life.
We invested in our police, helping Montgomery Township earn the distinction as one of the Top 100 safest communities in America for 4 years in a row
This responsible approach to government is nowhere to be found in Trenton.
With your support in November or me and my running mate, Mark Caliguire, we can change that. We can help put New Jersey back on the path to prosperity and once again make our state an affordable, safe place to live, work, raise a family, and retire. Thank you.