A member of the Paterson Library Board has decided to run for one of the three at-large city council seats that will be up for grabs in next year’s municipal elections.
My name is Fatima Bell. I am a very active parent, community activist and lifelong Paterson resident who is quite concerned about the direction our city is headed in. First, I’d like to provide some academic/career history information.
After delivering a 12-minute speech devoid of any specific plans to build what she described as a “better” Paterson at her campaign kickoff, school board member Lilisa Mimms and her team spent the weekend making false claims and complaining about news coverage of the event.
School board member Lilisa Mimms kicked off her campaign for an at-large city council seat on Friday night promising a “better” Paterson to hundreds of her supporters at the Brownstone House.
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…