Representative of Sanders Campaign Visits Ramapo

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Assemblyman John Wisniewski, a representative of the Bernie Sanders Campaign, came to campus on Tuesday for an event hosted by the Ramapo College Democrats. Wisniewski was available to talk with students at 7:30 p.m. in B-124. 

According to a website paid for by the Election Fund of John S. Wisniewski, the assemblyman was born and raised in New Jersey. He started in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1995, and was reelected for the position nine times. During his time as an assemblyman, he has also served as the chairman of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee. He is now the New Jersey state chair of the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign.

The website also provided Wisniewski’s basic platform, placing an emphasis on issues such as budgets, noting that he helped draft a budget to reduce state spending for two consecutive years, and public issues in Trenton, noting that he has “led the fight to stop powerful interests from raiding the Transportation Trust Fund.” Education, an issue that he sees as an “important [responsibility] of government,” and safety, which he has a personal interest in as a father of three children, were also listed as important issues of his platform.

His position as state chair of the campaign was his main reason for visiting the campus, giving students the opportunity to ask questions about his work with the Bernie Sanders Campaign.