The departure of Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried from the 14th District Assembly race due to a health issue creates an opportunity for Robbinsville Councilwoman Sheree McGowan, who today launched her campaign.
“As a councilwoman, Sheree has been a tremendous advocate for responsible budgeting and economic development,” said Fried. “Sheree is the fresh voice for taxpayers that we desperately need in the Assembly.”
McGowan is running on a Republican ticket with plumber/pipefitter Richard Kanka of Hamilton for Senate and former Cranbury Mayor Wayne Wittman for Assembly.
“I am eager to bring the common-sense approach I take on council to the Legislature,” said McGowan. “My focus will be to work with both parties to get New Jersey’s economy moving again. We need new leaders in the Assembly who will work to create jobs, fight for our fair share of school funding, and reduce property taxes.”
“Sheree is a proven leader in the Robbinsville community and I am excited that she shares my passion for finally changing the broken process of state government,” said Kanka. “I look forward to working with her to revitalize New Jersey’s economy and cut the out-of-control spending that is forcing jobs and families out of our state.”
The Republican ticket is running against state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-14), Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D-14) and Assemblyman Dan Benson (D-14).
The Republican county committee members in District 14 will fill Fried’s spot on the ballot at a special convention, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Stone Terrace in Hamilton.