When Mayor Soriano ran in 2017, the theme of his campaign was “Cleaning up Parsippany.” This has been the focus of his first term as mayor in more ways than one. Following this summer’s Town Council Ordinance banning single use plastic bags, he can check off another box on this theme thanks to the hard work of elected officials and residents of Parsippany.
But let’s first give credit where credit is due. Councilwoman Janice McCarthy, Environmental Committee Vice Chair and candidate for Council Judy Hernandez, Environmental Action Committee Chair Lisa Plevin, and others acted as the driving forces behind this ordinance. Their hard work was met with overwhelming support from Parsippany residents following more than a year of educating the public about the environmental and economic benefits of the ordinance.
Although this new law may take some time for all of us to get used to, it goes without saying that Democratic leadership in town has proven that they want to work together with residents to shape Parsippany’s future. Without the efforts of elected Democrats, this ordinance would not have even been brought to the table.
Democrats care about the issues that affect us all. They don’t deflect when their backs are against the wall and the next election beckons. They stand up for what they think is right and actually get things done. If you want to see our town continue to progress further into the 21st century, please vote for the entire Democratic ticket in Parsippany.