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First-time Women Candidates–Panel Discussion

December 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Since the presidential election of 2016, women have been running the New Jersey Resistance and running for office in unprecedented numbers.

Please join us for a panel discussion with four (and possibly more!) first-time women candidates from Hunterdon County and NJ7 who stood up, spoke out and ran for office for the very first time.
They will discuss their experiences on the campaign trail and–we hope–inspire the next round of women to get ready to run!

Rielly Karsh

A photographer, lawyer and community leader, as well as a newly elected Democrat on the Clinton Town Council. Karsh is a member of the New York State Bar and received a JD from Fordham University School of Law. Previously, she was named Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association and was the founding Pro Bono Chair for the Women’s Leadership Initiative at her law firm.

Paige Livingston

A recent Democratic candidate for Hunterdon County Freeholder who ran on a platform of environmental protection, affordability of Hunterdon County, and transparency in public spending and governance.

Lisa Mandleblatt

A lifelong community activist who decided to run for Congress in NJ7 after the election of 2016.  She has practiced litigation law, worked to develop local businesses as a member of the Downtown Westfield Corporation, served as a synagogue trustee and chair of the Early Childhood Education Committee for Temple Emanu-El.

Linda Weber

A mother, community leader, and businesswoman who is running for Congress in NJ7.  Over her 30-year career, she started and turned around businesses within the Fortune 500 and founded two startups, and she has held senior executive positions in banking and software companies. Currently, she is a Senior Vice President at IDB Bank in New York City.


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Flemington, NJ 08822
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