Find Out Where We Stand On The Issues That Matter Most

Melonie’s Top Issues

Economic Development

Somerset County is home to beautiful historic landmarks and a vibrant small business community which are often overshadowed by the eyesore of abandoned storefronts throughout the county. Melonie will work to leverage this rich history and diverse small business community to grow our local economy while building tourism opportunities and strengthening our community.

LGBTQ+ Rights

Melonie believes that everyone deserves the same opportunities, regardless of how they identify. Melonie will continue to be an advocate for the rights of our LGBTQ+ community and urge the County to finally establish a task force to combat bullying, discrimination, and put an end to bigoted appointments.

Direct Train Service to and from NYC

Melonie understands the importance of an easy commute to New York City for Somerset County’s working families, as well as the importance of being a destination for our local business owners. She will fight to restore the direct train access to and from Manhattan.

Darrin’s Top Issues

Community-based Law Enforcement

Darrin understands that a better relationship between the sheriff’s officers and those they protect will help to create quicker response times and reduce the concern of excessive force.

Hate Crime Prevention

With Somerset County being so diverse, we must be ever vigilant about the spread of hate crimes. As Sheriff, Darrin will create a task force aimed at combating and preventing hate crimes in our community. He will work with authorities across all levels of government, houses of worship, and schools to make sure all Somerset County residents feel safe.

Opioid Epidemic Response

As a recognized court expert in narcotics, Darrin understands the danger that opioids pose to our community. Leveraging municipal, county, and state resources to combat the opioid epidemic in Somerset County won’t make up for lost time, but will help treat those who’ve become addicted and prevent the spread of these harmful narcotics.