- Working to make New Jersey more affordable. That starts with our state budget and looking at where we have mismanaged our monies and where we, simply put, are wasting monies. The habit of taking monies from one account to fill another account has to stop. Prioritizing spending and projects are an absolute must.
- Making New Jersey affordable starts with reducing the tax burden, reforming the school funding system, and looking at ways to make health care affordable. You can’t do any of that if our monies are not managed and prioritized appropriately.
- Helping to make NJ business friendly. Small businesses are drivers of the economy and job creation. We need economic policies that allow for growth and reduces the financial and regulatory burdens.
physically and mentally. I wish I had more time to read biographies and watch more shows about history.
If you could go back in time to any historical moment what would it be and why?
I would go back to the time of President Lincoln. That was a pivotal point in our history and I wonder what it would have been like to live during those times.
What app on your phone would you not be able to live without?
I’m not a big techy and can’t stand seeing people glued to their phones. The one app I visit the most is Facebook. It’s a great way to get a feel for what is happening in your community and surrounding communities. Many times you find something out on Facebook before it makes the news.
Ileana Schirmer is running for New Jersey’s 14th Senate district.