Shrewsbury voters will choose a new mayor and two council members in the November 6 election.
Running to succeed two-term Mayor Don Burden are incumbent Republican Councilman Erik Anderson and Democrat David Dragonetti. The council contenders are Anderson’s running mates, Councilman Jeffrey DeSalvo and Council President Donald Eddy; and Democrats Carol Loeffler and Mandy Ngo.
Here are Anderson’s written responses to questions posed to all Shrewsbury candidates recently by redbankgreen.
Name: Carol Loeffler
Address: 107 White Street, Shrewsbury
How long have you been a resident of Shrewsbury? 27 years
Where did you grow up? Paramus, NJ
Where did you go to high school? Red Bank Catholic
Did you graduate from college? If so, which school, with what degree? BA Georgian Court, MA New Jersey City University
Have your served in the military? If so, which branch and when? No, but I was raised by a very proud Marine Corp Captain who served our country in World War II. He instilled in me the honor it is to serve ones country and community.
What do you do for a living? Retired school teacher, taught for 38 years.
Please tell us a little bit about your community involvement efforts, if any.
Assisted a few Boy Scouts with their Eagle projects and sat on many Board of Reviews for hopeful Eagle candidates.
Party affiliation: Democrat
How important is party affiliation to you? What does it mean to you to be a member of your party?
As a proud Democrat, I believe that we embrace all sides to a story and fairly and justly make decisions based on an all encompassing view.
Do you have a role model in public life? Who and why?
Al Gore. An amazing man with a sane voice on our environmental issues.
Why are you running for office?
I believe I can empower the people of our town to become more involved in the issues facing our community through transparency and better communication efforts.
What are the most pressing issues facing the town, and how do you plan to address them? Shared services: fully investigate the best possible way to work together with our nearby towns to consolidate costs and receive the best value. Therefore helping with our tax situation. Also, the needs of our Borough School.
What if any specific initiatives can voters expect from you if you are elected?
Voters can expect to be kept informed of the happenings in our town. What occurs in our town affects everyone in some way or another and everyone is entitled to have a voice. Also, I intend to keep an open line of communication between the police, EMTs and DPW workers, to assist with any of their concerns in town.
If there’s anything you’d like to add, please do so here:
Its time for a change in Shrewsbury. I believe that Dave, Mandy and I will be able to facilitate that change in a very positive way.
The Shrewsbury ballot, which also features elections for seats on the Red Bank Regional and borough school boards, can be found here. Polling places are listed by district below.
|1||Shrewsbury Borough Fire House||783 Broad Street|
|2||Shrewsbury Borough Municipal Building||419 Sycamore Avenue|
|3||Shrewsbury Borough Fire House||783 Broad Street|