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WHITESBORO â€“ Local educator and civil rights champion Melisha Anderson announced this week her plans to run for a seat on the Middle Township Committee, Whitesboroâ€™s governing body.
A native of historic Whitesboro, Anderson is a lifelong resident of Middle Township and has taught in Middle Township schools since 2018, currently instructing reading to students kindergarten to second grade.
She has served as the community justice coordinator for the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. In this role, she nurtured relationships among residents, local organizations, and law enforcement agencies to educate and expand access to resources throughout Cape May County.
â€œIt has always been important to me to actively contribute to my community,” Anderson said in a statement. “Until now, Iâ€™ve been doing this via my career, volunteerism, and activism in Middle Township. Now, Iâ€™m ready to take a seat at the table of our elected officials, where local policy is made that affects us all.”
Anderson serves the political action chair of the Cape May County NAACP and the historical committee chair for the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro. She is also a member of the Social Justice Committee under the Cape May County Prosecutorâ€™s Office; and a member of the Diversity, Inclusion & Community Education Committee for the Atlantic/Cape Vicinage of the NJ Courts, among others.
“Melisha is a gifted communicator who would bring her talents to serve the public as a member of the Township Committee,” Dan Kurkowski, chairman of the Cape May County Democrats, said in a statement.
“When Melisha speaks with residents, you can tell she genuinely cares about their well-being and perspective. Iâ€™m confident folks will feel this as they meet Melisha out in the community,” he added.
Anderson was a student in the Middle Township School system and received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and her master’s degree in education from Stockton University.
“Working as an educator has made me very aware of whatâ€™s required for our children to thrive, which involves not only a solid education but also reliable access to basic needs and recreational opportunities,” Anderson said. “I aim to be a champion for our children as part of the Middle Township Committee.”
For more information about Anderson’s campaign, visit andersonformiddle.com.
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