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Mission Statements: United For Perth Amboy

Wilda Diaz, Fernando Irizarry, Lisa Nanton

Wilda Diaz:    Running for re-election to second term as mayor, Wilda Diaz worked her way up from a bank teller to assistant vice president at Banco Popular. With a background in finance, she has been able to stabilize Perth Amboy’s fiscal outlook while reducing the city’s debt and attracting new businesses.

Chaired the Board of Trustees for the Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, a nonprofit group that provides health care to underserved communities. She was a driving force behind the Puerto Rican Patriotic Cultural Committee (Comité Cultural Patriótico Puertorriqueño de Perth Amboy), which sponsors the annual Hall Avenue Puerto Rican festival and served as a member of the Perth Amboy Merchants Association (PAMA). Currently serves on the Hispanic Affairs Commission for Middlesex County and has been appointed to the NJ League Pension, Personnel and Elections Sub Committee for 2012 for the NJLM.

A lifelong resident of Perth Amboy and a graduate of Perth Amboy high school, she is the mother of two children with her husband, Greg.

Fernando Irizarry: Running for his first term, Fernando Irizarry has already served our community as a three term school board member who will promote fiscal stability in Perth Amboy. He is a 22-year member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and a past member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
A science teacher employed by the Woodbridge Public schools, he is an ordained minister and associate pastor at the Perth Amboy Christian Center. He also serves as the president of the Bruck Avenue Condo Owners Association.
A graduate of Kean College with a B.A. in Biology and an M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Instruction, he is married to Vivian, with whom he has two daughters

Lisa Nanton:    Running for her first term, Lisa Nanton has been actively involved in Perth Amboy’s community as a member of Board of Education, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Proprietary House Association and as a Democratic committeewoman for twenty-three years. She serves on the Board of Trustees for both MoPA and the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter High School. A retired choral director for the Old Bridge Township Public Schools, she is the Co-Director of Peter’s House and President of the Royal Garden Club by the Bay. She previously sat on the Local Assistance Board and is a 40-year member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).
A graduate of Glassboro State College with a B.A. in music and of Kean University with an M.A. in Counseling, she is the widow of the late jazz pianist Morris Nanton and mother of their two sons.

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