Democrat Tamara Harris of Verona wants to run for Congress in the 11th District, joining an already crowded field of hopefuls intent on battling incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11).
Harris’ professional page lists her as an international divorce coach, speaker and adjunct instructor at NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Montclair State University. Acording to her webpage, “she has served in leadership positions for education organizations that assist low-income and minority students.
“This includes the United Negro College Fund and the New Jersey Advocates for Education, where she raised more than $1 million to fund merit and need based collegiate scholarships for students residing in cities within Essex County. She has also served on the advisory board of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union County in NJ.”
The website gos on to describe Harris as “an accomplished businesswoman who received her BA and MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She previously worked for the Prudential Asset Management Group and she would later go on to have a successful career in international finance in the Hong Kong offices of Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. Her business career taught her the value of fostering innovation and creativity to solve problems.”
At this time, retired helicopter pilot Mikie Sherrill and Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett are already declared Democratic candidates in CD11, while Woodland Park Mayor Keith Kazmark appears poised to jump in and former Livingston Mayor Al Anthony mulls his own entry into the contest.