Manville Democratic Club Announces 2023 Candidates

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Manville Borough Council & Mayor 2023 Candidates

By Chris B.
March 18, 2023

Manville Democratic Club Announces 2023 Candidates

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Manville -- The Manville Democratic Club is proud to announce Ashley Neuman and Christine Sokoloski will be the Democratic candidates for Borough Council and Roberta G Walters will be the Democratic candidate for Mayor.

Ashley Neuman has been a resident of Manville since 2016. She is co-host of the popular "Always the Last to Know" podcast and she uses her platform to bring attention to a variety of social causes. She championed the 2022 "Manville Celebrates Pride" event where LGBTQ+ books and authors were highlighted and celebrated. Ashley is an elected committeeperson for district 2 and a community volunteer. Ashley is hoping to use her passion for the goodness in humanity to lead with compassion & empathy to assist all residents of Manville in achieving great prosperity.

Christine Sokoloski is a resident of Lost Valley for just over 2 decades. She represents District 3 as a Committeeperson and is secretary for the Manville Democrats. Christine holds a BA in Journalism and an MS in technical communication. She is currently a Creative Director at a healthcare advertising agency and has experience in marketing and healthcare strategy and policy. Christine is training to join CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and is a volunteer with the Red Cross and Manville food pantry.

Roberta G Walters comes from a family of life-long Manville residents. She currently serves as Chair of the Manville Democrats, President of the Somerset County Federation of Democratic Women, is an elected Democratic committee person for district 5, and serves on the Somerset County LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Manville Recreation Committee and is a deputy with OEM as their CART (County Animal Response Team) representative. Roberta has been with her company for 29 years and has held a variety of positions, including leading large scale, multi-million-dollar initiatives generating both revenue and client satisfaction. Her extensive experience has refined her skills and knowledge critical for communicating, managing risk, strategizing, and influencing change. All skills that she plans to bring with her to support Manville residents.

"We are so proud of our candidates and what they will bring to Manville when elected," said former Councilwoman and Vice Chair Patricia Zamorski. "Their passion, experience, and work ethic will serve our community well".

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