Hometown: Holmdel, NJ
Top 3 Issues: Property taxes; education; public safety
Free time activity: “The time I do have is spent with my family. I volunteer an awful lot. I’m the chair person of Bayshore Foundation Hospital. I’m on the first aid squad in my town. I’m involved in numerous committees, but my family, first and foremost, is the cornerstone of my life. Anytime I get to spend with them, anytime I have free I spend with my husband and my four children.”
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Hi, I’m Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and I am running for re-election in New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District. I’m a mom first. I’m a legislator. I’m a first responder.
Before I was elected to the State Assembly in 2017, I served on my Township Committee in Holmdel for 10 years, 5 years as mayor and the Monmouth County Board of chosen Freeholders for 6 years.
I don’t hesitate to fight for my residents, in fact I’ve stood up to the majority on the Assembly floor and made our voices heard numerous times.
Our schools and our students are invaluable. After school funding discussions last year at the State House, the democratic legislators removed millions of dollars from our District 13 schools.
With so many owns still struggling with recovery, I introduced an amendment which would exclude towns impacted by Hurricane Sandy from experiencing these devastating school funding cuts.
Ultimately, the Assembly Democrats voted down my amendment and schools impacted by Superstorm Sandy suffered further practically overnight from multi-million dollar funding cuts.
In the State Assembly I’m honored to serve on the Education Committee, the Human Services Committee, and the Law & Public Safety Committee.
As a first responder for 12 years, I am deeply passionate about the safety and well-being of our New Jersey residents.
I’ve spent my first term in the Assembly meeting with my residents and local community leaders to bring their concerns to the State House. We’ve accomplished numerous goals; legalizing sports betting, passing legislation to improve ferry infrastructure, lending my support to an equal pay bill.
However, we still have a lot of work ahead of us. If I am honored to be elected to serve another term in the Assembly I will continue to work with policy experts to change our deeply problematic and unfair affordable housing obligations. I will continue to push legislation designed to improve our public safety and support our first responders. And I will continue to lend my voice to our imperative school funding and school safety discussions.