March 16, 2017

What Worries Voters in Morristown

For those of you planning to vote — let’s meet! I will be in the audience at tonight’s talk on gender voting patterns and what they mean for America’s future at the Visiting Nurses Association located on 175 South Street, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Women are an important engine in Morristown’s social and political life. I recently asked …

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March 8, 2017

“This Is What A Feminist Looks Like”

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s a time when the world unites to honor the effort of both women and men, as well as girls and boys, to make the world a little more equal. But did you know the United States ranks 104th in the world on female representation in the legislature? Women hold 83 out of …

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March 1, 2017

Telling It Like It Is

Newsflash. Democrats have a chance to pick up another Congressional seat in New Jersey. Wouldn’t you love to hear that? Not if you’re Republican! Partisan politics creates cliques among voters. That’s the challenge for all elected officials, whether they are Democrat, Republican or otherwise. This cliquishness gets in the way of building a community. It stops people from meeting and …

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February 22, 2017

Why I’m Running

For people wanting to know why anyone would want the job of Mayor, the answer depends on who you ask. For some it’s the power. The attention. Wanting to stay relevant. This blog will be a place to explain what’s driving me to run. I have been at Town Hall since my teens. I started as a director and playground …

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February 17, 2017

Maria Scumaci For Morristown Town Council “Paying it Forward”; “The Fiscal Responsibility Morristown Deserves

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Maria Scumaci, resident of Morristown, has officially announced her candidacy for the Morristown Council At-Large as a Democrat. Scumaci graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2011, acquiring a dual major (in Business Management and International Management) and triple minor (in Economics, Spanish, and Italian). “The timeline that sculpted my decision to …

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October 4, 2016

Morristown mayoral sweepstakes start early: Councilwoman says she’ll challenge Mayor in ’17

Think presidential campaigns start early? They’ve got nothing on Morristown politics. Councilwoman Michelle Dupree Harris has tossed her hat in the ring for mayor… in 2017. Michelle Dupree Harris. Photo by Kevin Coughlin “I’m going to run,” Harris told Morristown Green over the weekend, at the annual George Gramby Dayfestivities. “It’s always been a dream of mine.” If elected, she would become the …

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