It’s Time for Fresh Voices and New Ideas in Morris County

2024 Democratic Morris County Commissioner Candidates Justin Strickland (Left) Jonathan Sackett (Center) and Bud Ravitz (Right)

Sackett, Strickland, and Ravitz exemplify a true commitment to service

Justin Strickland, Jonathan Sackett, and William “Bud” Ravitz will revitalize The Morris County Board of Commissioners with a focus on your voice: Voices that have been asking for a new strategy to combat overdevelopment, expanded senior services, fiscal responsibility, and government transparency

Our team of experienced elected officials will always show up for the community. We’ll prioritize community engagement, always seeking to save your taxpayer dollars with an eye toward shared services. We know how to make improvements for more livable communities – we’ve done it in our towns and we can do it for the whole county. 

Now is the time for new voices – leaders who listen.

Jonathan Sackett

A father of four, small business owner, and lifelong resident of Morris County, Jonathan Sackett is passionate about his community. His background in economics, finance, and accounting and his experience as a local business owner provide both the understanding and real-life experience to tackle fiscal and quality-of-life issues. 

Jonathan is serving his second term on the Rockaway Township Council, where he has served as Council President and Vice President. 

He grew up attending Rockaway’s local public schools where his children now attend. In addition to being the owner of Family Martial Arts Center, he is an active volunteer coach for almost every extracurricular sport you can think of! 

Jonathan has served on the education committee at Adath Shalom synagogue in Parsippany and is the former chair of the Rockaway Democratic Committee. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in economics and accounting.

Justin Strickland

Justin Strickland currently serves on the Chatham Borough Council – and he is a true service veteran. Justin is a combat war veteran who served on the front lines in Iraq, earning a Bronze Star. As a civilian, he also served in the Pentagon and earned the Office of the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Achievement Award for his work in Afghanistan.

A seasoned manager across multiple Fortune 500 companies, Justin chose Chatham Borough to settle after working and traveling all over the globe. Justin is passionate about sustainable economic development, historic preservation, and the untapped potential of Morris County.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University. He also served on the Saint Leo University Alumni Board of Director, supporting the mission and strategic goals of the Office of Alumni Engagement and Sustained Giving.

Bud Ravitz

A former Deputy Mayor, William “Bud” Ravitz, is serving his fourth year on the Morris Township Committee.

Bud has made a visible and positive impact on the Township Committee during his tenure. He brings his business acumen, real-world experience, and vision to guide the Township through the never-ending changes at the government level and in our daily lives.

Bud is passionate about financial transparency and can count amongst his accomplishments, the spearheading two bipartisan pay-to-play legislation ordinances that were more strict than the legislation passed by the state of New Jersey. His town planning capability has been instrumental in prioritizing park and field renovations and sustainable business growth.

Bud holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management Systems Analysis from California State University, Fullerton, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from The College of New Jersey, and a Master of Science in Systems Analysis and Design from Kean University.

Our Priorities Include:

Curbing Overdevelopment

Curbing overdevelopment and employing a more sustainable approach. Vision planning entails working collaboratively instead of independently. The County Commissioners should be working in conjunction and with the support of the municipalities – and vice versa.

No More Massive Projects without Community Input

Working to stop massive spending projects without broad community inputsuch as the County Courthouse expansion (equivalent to a quarter of the county’s 2024 budget)

Flood Mitigation

Investing in flood mitigation through infrastructure, proactive measures, and legislative advocacy.

Fiscal Responsibility

Practicing fiscal responsibility with your tax dollars.

Transportation Improvements

Implementing a more robust approach to calm traffic congestion and improve roads and pedestrian safety for more livable communities.

Senior Services

Expanding senior services to meet the needs of the aging population.

Shared Services

Taking advantage of shared services – a simple but currently underutilized way to save taxpayer money and increase services.

Increased Transparency

Increasing transparency with live-streamed and recorded commissioner meetings and increasing stakeholder participation in County-wide matters.

Venue Change Tomorrow Night in Parsippany! It’s a Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity stop on the Listening Tour. Monday, July 15  7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. IHOP - 792 US-46, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054 Sign up at https://bit.ly/LT-parsippany

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We are appalled to hear about the shooting in Butler, PA. Violence has no place in our political discourse or in our democracy. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted at the rally.

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Listening Tour Train First Stop ✅ Thank you so much to Chester Township Democratic Chair Michael Sweetman for moderating and to Chester Borough Democratic Chair Stacy Strum and MCDC chair Amalia Duarte for your support! We enjoyed talking with voters and answering your questions about: 🏭 Overdevelopment 🌊 Flooding 🤝Shared Services 👀Transparency 👥Community Engagement We’ll be sharing videos of some of our answers on social media over the coming weeks so please stay tuned and feel free to reach out to us with your questions anytime! #votemorriscounty

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