Donate Days! Amalia Duarte for Mendham Township Committee

Donate Days! Amalia Duarte for Mendham Township CommitteeSo much hate, but you’re not too late, to help this candidate! #DonateDays Will YOU buy Amalia a cup of coffee*?
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Please help me win a seat on the Mendham Township Committee on Nov. 7, 2017. I have volunteered in my community for nearly 18 years and have a track record of success — on township and nonprofit boards, organizing events and fundraising for the community. I took this leap into politics after I sat at a Township Committee meeting and listened to them threaten to shut down our little swimming hole and refuse to allocate funds to rebuild the town’s only playground. I said enough is enough! I believe recreation is vital to our community, and I want to ensure our town continues to invest in sports fields, playgrounds, our little Brookside Beach, hiking paths and special events.

I want to ensure that the voices of residents are heard by the administration. I will fight for a more responsive, transparent Township Committee that listens. Since announcing, I have been meeting with residents at the post office, local events, at parties and walking in neighborhoods. During this campaign, I will continue speaking with residents and learning what’s on their minds. If elected, I will use my professional expertise in public relations and journalism to create avenues for better communication with residents.

Finally, too often the Township Committee looks at issues in an ad-hoc way without a long-range view on the impact to the community. I want to partner with residents and build a vision for what Mendham can be now, next year and into the future!

I appreciate donations of any amount to support my campaign! Your donation will buy coffee and snacks for upcoming neighborhood get-togethers. You will help purchase lawn signs and leave-behind literature. Campaigns are costly, and every penny helps! Lawn signs cost $8 per sign, and a town-wide mailing will run upward of $2,000.

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If you would like to volunteer, I could use help with phone banking and canvassing. Send an e-mail to to volunteer.