BOONTON — Saima “Sam” Hashmi, MBA, has filed a petition to run as the Regular Republican Organization Candidate for Ward 2 in the 2018 Election for the Town of Boonton Board of Aldermen.
Ms. Hashmi moved to Morris County from Pakistan at the age of ten.
She is a Parsippany Hills High School graduate and has been a Boonton resident for approximately 19 years. Professionally, Hashmi has years of leadership experience from working as a business systems analyst and business consultant. She is married and has three children that have all attended Boonton’s Public Schools.
Hashmi’s candidacy is significant for many reasons. Among the reasons is the fact that, if elected, Hashmi will be the first Pakistani-American Alderman to serve on the Board of Alderman in Boonton, a diverse town of approximately 8,347 residents.
Hashmi said “My interest is to be actively involved in the Town’s advancement and represent my community which has been an integral part of the town. I believe I will bring fresh perspective and also strengthen the communication and relationship between my community and the town.”
Local Republican leaders are thrilled with Hashmi’s candidacy.
Morris County Young Republicans Secretary Joseph Bock, Esq. stated “Sam is a true American success story. She and her family have been active volunteers in the Boonton area for decades. Her business experience will provide the Board of Aldermen with a special skill set that will allow the Town to grow in a financially responsible manner. Importantly, she will be a powerful voice for Boonton’s prominent Pakistani and Muslim-American population.”
State Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25), who previously served on the Boonton Board Alderman for twelve years, including six years as Mayor, stated “I strongly support Saima Hashmi for Ward 2 Alderman. As a former Alderman who served for eleven years on the Board of Alderman, including six years as Mayor, stated: I believe Ms. Hashmi has the qualities and skills needed to be successful in this position. She will be a great advocate for taxpayers in Boonton and I look forward to working with her during this important election for our town.”
The Town of Boonton is designated as a Town form of government and is therefore governed by a Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Town is divided geographically into four wards with two Aldermen elected per ward. Each Ward has two Aldermen who serve a 2-year term and are elected by the residents of their specific ward. The Mayor serves a 4-year term and is elected by residents from all four wards. New Jersey’s Primary Elections will be held on June 5, 2018.