Meet The Candidates: Nancy Munoz, NJ State Assembly - District 21
Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 12:17pm
Editor's note: As we count down to election day November 5, The Alternative Press of Summit continues a series of profiles on candidates running for local and district office. Similar to the ongoing Meet The Leaders series, the objective is to provide our readers the opportunity to hear from the candidates regarding their background, their motivation for seeking public office, and their take on our present and future outlook. In order to keep the format consistent, The Alternative Press presents each individual with the same five questions. We publish their answers unedited.
Today - New Jersey State Assembly Candidate - District 21 - Nancy Munoz
What led you to pursue a position in public office?
Initially, I wanted to complete the work of my late husband and continue his efforts to have the Jessica Lunsford Act signed into law and improve the delivery of health care to all New Jerseyans. My years of nursing experience have provided me with insight into the health care needs of our state. I believe in Pubic Service. I was always active in Summit, where I have lived for over 25 years and where we raised our five children. I knew I could make a difference and I am grateful that many of my legislative initiatives have been signed into law and they will lead to positive changes for the people of New Jersey.
What are the biggest challenges facing this district?
Reducing Property Taxes
Addressing Flooding Issues
Attracting New Businesses
What are the biggest opportunities for this district?
Its central location provides easy access to major roadways, airports and New York City. District 21 has some of the best public school systems in the state. It is known for its flourishing downtown areas and is the headquarters location of several major corporations.
What would be on your "to do list", if elected?
“Sick Pay Leave” Pay Out Bills – will help to lower property taxes and make New Jersey more affordable.
Providing a strong public education system is imperative in order to provide a broad and quality education to all the children in the State. Public education is the “great equalizer”, affording all children opportunities to succeed regardless of family background or income.
Continuing to fund health care for all New Jerseyans.
The passage of the “Consumer Access to Health Care Act.”
The passage of legislation to ensure the providers of care for the Developmentally Disabled are properly trained, educated and supervised.
Working with State and Federal agencies to address the flooding issues of District 21.
The passage of the Jessica Lunsford Act - increasing penalties’ on convicted pedophiles.
What are five words to describe this district?