New Jersey is holding elections, including for municipal office, on June 6, 2023. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of May 11. To read each candidate’s full responses, click their name at the bottom of the article.
Ron Bautista (D) is running for Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders District 5 and the primary is on June 6. Here’s how Bautista responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I have been a member of the Hoboken Vision Zero Task Force since 2019. … In 2019, I joined the Port Authority Bus Terminal Advisory Council. … Since 2020, I’ve been a board member of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy, a nonprofit organization focused on ensuring a public waterfront walkway throughout Hudson and Bergen County. … I also became a board member of the Coalition for Food and Health Equity in 2022.”
Click here to read the rest of Bautista’s answers.
TJ Senger (D) is running for Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders District 1 and the primary is on June 6. Here’s how Senger responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“First, keeping public green spaces public. … Second is a county-wide initiative to best help municipalities navigate the new recreation marijuana industry. … Lastly, aiding the municipalities to spur improvement. … If a project that would improve a community, but requires some initial investment, like remediation of lead and asbestos, the county with their budget surplus should be able to help that municipality with a loan.”
Click here to read the rest of Senger’s answers.
Alex Valdez (D) is running for Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders District 9 and the primary is on June 6. Here’s how Valdez responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
Click here to read the rest of Valdez’s answers.
If you’re a New Jersey candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.