On Monday, March 21, 2022, Councilwoman-at-Large Denise Wilkerson and 4th Ward Councilwoman Cindy Thomas submitted their nominating petitions to the Municipal Clerk, officially launching their re-election campaign to continue serving the residents of Roselle. In their time on Council, they said they have both worked diligently to contain costs, bring in outside resources for residents, and improve the quality of Borough services.
“Over the last few years, we have rebuilt a strong financial foundation for Roselle, which has allowed us to maintain a zero percent tax increase three years in a row while investing significantly in the revitalization of Roselle,” said Wilkerson, who is also in her fourth year as Council President. Councilwoman Thomas added, “I am proud of the work we have done thus far, but there is so much more to do. I am excited about the opportunity to finish the work started not only in the 4th Ward, but also throughout the entire Borough.”
Councilwoman Wilkerson and Councilwoman Thomas said they have several significant achievements to their credit including three years without a municipal tax increase, securing a $5.5 million state grant to renovate and greatly expand the Roselle Public Library, breaking ground on the new Arminio Fieldhouse, repaving miles of Borough roads, and restoring the promise of a responsive government, just to name a few. “We are on the brink of realizing Roselle’s full potential, which is why keeping this team that has been consistently moving the Borough forward together is the only way to ensure continued progress,” said Wilkerson.
Councilwoman-at-Large Denise Wilkerson currently serves as Council President and Chair of the Governance Committee. She is a member of the Redevelopment, DPW, and Recreation Committees. However, dearer to her heart is her work in the community, she said. She is the Assistant Secretary of the NAACP Roselle Area Branch, a lifetime member of the National Council of Negro Women, and has served as President of the Union County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Wilkerson is also an author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker.
4th Ward Councilwoman Cindy Thomas is the Chair of the Recreation Committee and sits on the Governance and Finance committees as well. She is a long-time Roselle resident, former Board of Education member, and successful small business owner. As the 4th Ward Councilwoman, Thomas noted that she has delivered for her residents by revitalizing Grove Street Park, focusing significant resources on repaving 4th Ward roads, and dealing with unsightly neighborhood issues through increased code enforcement.
Councilwomen Wilkerson and Thomas will be seeking re-election on the ballot in the June 7th Democratic primary election. Their immense qualifications, track record of success, and dedication to the Borough make them the right choice for the residents of Roselle.