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Monday, June 5, 2017

Tuesday is Primary Election Day. Vote Column A all the way to keep moving Plainfield forward.

Front row: Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, Steve Hockaday (l) and Joylette
Mills-Ransome (r). Back row: Barry Goode, Charles McRae,
Freeholder Linda Carter and Cory Storch.

Beginning with your neighborhood Democratic City Committee candidates and moving up through City Council seats and Mayor all the way up to Governor, Plainfield's Democratic voters will have an opportunity on Tuesday to strike a blow for progress -- in the City of Plainfield, in Union County, and in the state of New Jersey, which has suffered so much under the bullying and lying of Gov. Chris Christie.

MAYOR ADRIAN MAPP has certainly earned the right to a second term. He has worked tirelessly to advance an agenda of economic development, public safety and improved services from the moment he took office.

As a result, the City is abuzz with development projects and investment. For the first time in my 35 years in Plainfield, there is a large-scale residential and business investment being made in the 4th Ward (South Second between Grant Avenue and Muhlenberg Place). Community policing has finally taken hold, laying the groundwork for trust and cooperation between residents and law enforcement. The Recreation Division has expanded programs and services for everyone from our youngsters to our Seniors; addling online registration has finally enabled the City to know with accuracy how many are being served.

Joylette Mills-Ransome with longtime Dem
activists RoseMarie Cathcart (l) and Marie Davis (r).

JOYLETTE MILLS-RANSOME was appointed to the Wards 2/3 at-large seat when it fell vacant in January. A 46-year resident and homeowner, Joylette recently retired as Director of Science Education for the Newark Public Schools. She is an earnest member of Delta Sigma Theta, Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter, having served four years as president.

Joylette is a devoted member of Shiloh Baptist Church and is involved in its food and clothing ministries.

She is also active in the League of Women Voters' Plainfield Chapter, which is approaching its 100th anniversary, and works to enroll new voters, educate voters on the issues and organize and promote the League's annual candidate forums.

Joylette brings her unique skills to serving Ward 2 and 3 residents.

Steve Hockaday with future All-Stars, opening day 2017,
at the Rock Avenue Ballfields.

STEVE HOCKADAY is 4th Ward born and bred -- his father owned the famed Steve's Record Shop. A graduate of Rutgers Law School ('04), Steve is Assistant Counsel for Union County, where his focus is family services, advocating for youth, and tenants' rights.

Steve supports Mayor Mapp's initiatives in the Fourth Ward, including improvements to Rushmore Playground and Hannah Atkins Park, as well as expanding community policing. He still lives in the neighborhood, just steps from Calvary Baptist Church.

Tomorrow, on Primary Election Day, vote for Mayor Mapp, Joylette Mills-Ransome (if you live in wards 2 and 3), Steve Hockaday (if you live in Ward 4), your neighborhood committee reps, and all the candidates in Column A --


  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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