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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Storch and Williams host reception for Council candidate Roni Taylor

Councilors Rebecca Williams and Cory Storch host a reception
for Council candidate Roni Taylor this Friday.

Plainfield City Council members Cory Storch (Ward 2) and Rebecca Williams (Wards 2/3) are hosting a reception for Veronica 'Roni' Taylor, Democratic candidate for the citywide at-large seat, this Friday evening.

Longtime Obama supporters Bobby and Jennifer Gregory are opening their home on Rahway Road for the event.

Roni, as she is known to everyone, is a lifelong resident and graduate of Plainfield High School ('82), who has been active in the community for decades, both as a volunteer and as an elected official.

Taylor served for ten years on the Plainfield Board of Education, to which she was elected with the largest voter turnouts of the time, and served as president for one year and as vice president for several terms.

During her tenure on the Board of Ed, she was instrumental in promoting the $33 million bond issue where
Plainfield voters financed the construction of Washington Community School (and went against the statewide trend in passing the bond) as well as the renovation and naming of the tennis courts on Randolph Road in honor of Plainfield's youth tennis advocate, 'Uncle Donald' Van Blake.

Many Plainfield parents know Roni from her years at the YMCA, where she was instrumental in developing the annual Freedom School summer day camps as well as coordinating the citywide youth summer program opportunities by Plainfield's nonprofit organizations.

Roni has been recognized by Greater Plainfield Habitat for Humanity for twenty years of volunteer service, and has been active in the Plainfield League of Women Voters since 1994, serving a term as the local chapter's president.

Roni now teaches at Plainfield High School, where she also coaches track and field. She has previously taught at Cook School and the Barack Obama Academy of Academic and Civic Development.

The closing of Muhlenberg touched her personally as her mother had been a private registry nurse with Muhlenberg Hospital for over twenty years until the hospital's closing in 2008 led to her forced retirement from nursing.

A graduate of New Jersey's prestigious Douglass College, Roni is currently working toward a Master's in Public Administration at Rutgers-Newark.

I am happy to say that Roni and I have been friends since I worked on her first school board election campaign (along with another Plainfield activist, Dottie Gutenkauf) and in my opinion she embodies qualities that will help Plainfield face uncertain times: Thoughtfulness on the issues of the day and good consensus-building skills, along with the ability to see beyond current issues to the long-term good of the Plainfield community.

Roni is the best possible candidate for the Democratic citywide at-large Council nomination. I hope you will take the opportunity to come out and meet her Friday evening if you do not already know her.

And that you will make a note on your calendar to vote for her on line 7B in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, June 5.

See you Friday!

Reception for Citywide at-large Democratic candidate
Veronica 'Roni' Taylor

Friday, May 4, 2012

5:30 - 8:30 PM

At the Home of

Bobby and Jennifer Gregory
1010 Rahway Road, Plainfield

Contributions Gladly Accepted to:
Roni Taylor for Council
c/o 1414 Highland Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Row 7B
Democratic Primary
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Bob said...

GO RONI!!!!!