I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the voters of Monmouth County who put their confidence in my candidacy for Freeholder. We saw a record number of voters turning out to make their voices heard. This dramatic election changed the course of history in our nation and in our county. As a result of this election, we now have a Democratic majority on the Board of Chosen Freeholders for the first time in 23 years. I appreciate the time that all voters gave in expressing their concerns about the future direction of our county. Please rest assured that I take all suggestions and concerns very seriously.
These are challenging times requiring restraint and thoughtful strategy to achieve our goals. Each of our 53 municipalities has unique challenges, and I look forward to working with all of them. Our community has so much potential if we structure our priorities in a sensible way. I look forward to working with colleagues on both sides of the aisle, bringing fresh, new ideas to the table. Our diverse county has so much to offer residents from beachfronts to river banks and from urban areas to farmland. We will be discussing ideas which will set our county apart as a model for counties across the state and country.
Under the new democratic leadership, we are going to have serious conversations about environmental plans which will improve our quality of life and provide new job opportunities while saving taxpayer dollars. Our budget will be reviewed department by department as we seek sustainable cost-saving measures. Contracts will be reviewed carefully to be sure we are fiscally responsible to the people of Monmouth County. My goal is to have our county government functioning with transparency and oversight, with full accountability to the taxpayers.
It is my hope that new voters who came out this year to make history will be inspired to continue making their voices heard in all future elections. As I travel throughout the county, it is with a humble gratitude for the opportunity to serve you, and an unwavering commitment to enhance the lives of the people of Monmouth County.
Amy A. Mallet