KRISTEN ZADROGA-HARTDemocratic Candidate for Assembly To the Editor:My name is Kristen Zadroga-Hart, and I’m a Democrat running to represent Bayonne and Jersey City in the NJ State Assembly. Whether your family has been here for generations or just recently settled in our community, every single hardworking family throughout the district deserves a representative that will fight for them.I come from a strong union household, and I’m the youngest daughter of a Jersey City educator and a Teamster. I’m also the proud wife of a Jersey City Fire Captain. As a mother to three kids, I’m running for Assembly to bring new ideas and a fresh approach to the problems of our district and to represent real Democratic values in Trenton.We need Assembly representatives who are in touch with the district and the issues affecting our neighborhoods. I work as a teacher and, through my work in the community, I see firsthand the real-life issues that need to be addressed. The 31st District Assembly members have been absent on major issues, and yet available for every photo opportunity.If I know one thing about elections, it’s that they are won in the streets talking to voters, which is why my campaign is built around people, fueled by their ideas and strong Democratic principles.If elected, I’ll get right to work addressing property taxes, reforming the Port Authority, fighting to alleviate traffic on our highways and bridges, fully funding our public schools, protecting our environment, balancing our budget, and improving healthcare affordability.These are the issues that the public cares about. As Assemblywoman, I want to be a champion to ensure every taxpayer’s voice is heard in Trenton.Today, the very Democratic values we hold dear are under assault by Donald Trump and the Republican Party. As a result, we’re seeing unprecedented conflicts of interest, threats to defund and privatize our schools, attempts to dismantle healthcare for millions, and a rise in hate crimes against our neighbors based solely on their religion, race, or sexual orientation. It is imperative to have state representatives who will defend the residents of Bayonne and Jersey City against Chris Christie, Donald Trump, and the Republican Party.I look forward to standing alongside Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in the fight against conservative extremism, and I hope to earn your support in the Democratic Primary on June 6.