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School board member Lilisa Mimms announces run for at-large council seat

By To the Editor
Published: August 8, 2017

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As a lifelong resident of Paterson, single mom of four children, pastor of the New Beginnings Christian Outreach Ministries, corporate executive in the telecommunications and cable industries, commissioner on the Paterson school board (term ends this year 2017), vice chair of the Planning Board, mentor and community leader, I am excited to announce my candidacy for councilwoman at-large May 2018.

Based on the current state of conditions in our community: high taxes, crime, poor road conditions, lack of recreation for our youth and seniors and increased drug addiction, just to name a few, it’s time to put the needs and concerns of our city and residents first!

I am not seeking to be a career politician but a public servant who wants to see Paterson revitalized and rebuilt into the great city we once knew.

My proven track record has demonstrated that my heart is for the people and my voice has been an alarm crying out for Paterson to return to its finest days. It is my goal to work with every ethnicity in our richly diversified culture to move this city in the right direction.

The only team that matters is the one that WE are ALL on!

Paterson let say it loud and all together, it’s time to put the residents and the city of Paterson first!

Written by Lilisa Mimms, a school board member, who is seeking an at-large council seat in the May 2018 municipal elections.


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