The Somerset County Education Association endorsed Democrats Paul Drake and Doug Singleterry for Freeholder in the upcoming November elections. Drake and Singleterry have made county support for public education a cornerstone of their campaigns, and this endorsement recognizes their commitment.
“We're proud to support Paul Drake and Douglas Singleterry for freeholder,” said Dan Epstein, President, Somerset County Education Association. “We wholeheartedly believe they are the best candidates to support public education in Somerset County.”
“During the COVID-19 crisis, our students, schools and teachers are more valuable and vital than ever,” said Drake, who teaches part-time at Rutgers University and served on the Hillsborough Township Committee. “I am committed to bringing county resources and personnel such as park rangers, Sheriff’s officers, planners, and engineers into the classroom to provide insight into county government and help students make choices about their future careers.”
“It is vital that elected officials listen to the views of educators who are on the front line of educating students, especially with the added risk of coronavirus,” said Singleterry, a North Plainfield Councilman and attorney. “One of the first things I will do after being sworn in next January is to visit our great Vo Tech and meet with the educators personally. I will also make myself available for regular conferences with the educational community to keep track of progress and hear their views and concerns firsthand.”