Lauren Barnett is running for election to the New Jersey General Assembly in the 25th District, which covers municipalities in Morris and Somerset counties.
Lauren is an experienced local leader, two-term mayor, former business strategy consultant, and mother of three who understands the issues New Jersey residents face – and knows how to work with others to get things done. Lauren’s top priority is ensuring our communities are desirable places to live, work, and raise a family. Lauren has been an active volunteer in her community and currently lives in Mountain Lakes with her husband Dan, where they are raising their family. Lauren was elected to the Mountain Lakes Borough Council in 2016 and has served two terms as mayor and deputy mayor.
Lauren has been recognized for her ability to work with others to create meaningful change in her community. While serving on the Mountain Lakes Borough Council, she worked to ensure the town made investments to keep our lakes, shade trees, and woodlands healthy.
Lauren Barnett and her running mate Patricia Veres are running against incumbent assembly members in the 25th District that have not supported crucial environmental legislation such as the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act — the nation’s strongest single-use plastics bill that will cut down on single-use paper bags, ban most plastic bags and Styrofoam take-out containers that plague our natural spaces, smother our waterways, and impact the health of our residents. Their opponents have also voted against the first-in-the-nation comprehensive environmental justice legislation known as the Cumulative Impacts bill, which was hailed as a turning point in helping mitigate the disproportionate effects of pollution in low-income, predominantly Black and Brown communities. This is why we urge you to vote for challengers Patricia Veres and Lauren Barnett, whom we're proud to endorse for Assembly in the 25th District.