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Hometown: Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Birthdate: August 26
Sue has been a journalist for more than two decades. She got her start in community journalism, covering several Morris County towns for North Jersey Media Group. Sue has also taught literature, writing, journalism and public speaking to high school and college students at Morris County schools.
She is married and has three teenaged children.
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How would you describe your political beliefs? A little bit of everything.
Are you registered with a certain party? No, and while I vote candidate rather than party, I do tend to vote Democrat more than Republican.
How religious would you consider yourself? I'm a casual Catholic.
Local Hot-Button Issues
What do you think are the most important issues facing the community? One of the most pressing issues, in my mind, is the divisiveness between the Oak Ridge and Lake Hopatcong sides of Jefferson Township, particularly in terms of the school board and youth sports teams.
Where do you stand on each of these issues? I would like to see this change to more of a sense of community, particularly since we have one school district, and one middle school and high school. All students from both sides of town come together to play sports from middle school age on, and they should be each others's supporters, not detractors.