While the Presidential race grabs most of the headlines, 2012 will also host a variety of local campaigns that focus on issues closer to home. Looking at elections from a local perspective will be the topic of discussion at “Grassroots Politics in 2012”, a presentation and discussion that will be part of the general meeting at 7 pm, Thursday, May 3 at the Peter Pank Diner in Sayreville.
Two key local political figures will present their take on grassroots issues and political campaigns. , former mayor of the Borough of Highlands and current contender for the GOP spot against Democrat incumbent Frank Pallone, will be discussing some of her accomplishments at the local level along with effective strategies for both local citizens and candidates.
Joining Little will be Michael Hughes, part of the new breed of young Republicans making their way into politics. Hughes has a unique perspective to local issues. He started his political career at the age of18, when he was elected to the East Brunswick School Board. At 21 years old, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Town Council. A year later, he was chosen council president.
Hughes will share his insight into the local political scene and, along with Little, field questions from concerned citizens on how to motivate participation and organize community efforts from the bottom up in order to impact local campaigns and policies.
Admission is free. For more information, go to midcoteaparty.org.