RACE TO WATCH: Westwood Borough Council

October 23, 2018

Candidate Spotlight: Councilwoman Alyssa Dawson

Alyssa was sworn-in on to Westood’s Borough Council on May 15th, 2018, becoming New Jersey’s youngest female in public office. She was recently listed on InsiderNJ’s LGBTQ Top 100 Power List.

She is a lifelong resident of Westwood at 25 years old, and is running for a full 3-year term this November alongside 2-term Councilman Ray Arroyo.

Alyssa spent three years working for Governor Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno before starting a new career path in January 2018 at Evergreen Public Relations in Warren, NJ.

Alyssa successfully championed the fight to institute a ban on marijuana sales and dispensaries in Westwood this past summer and is focused on utilizing her state government experience to best serve the residents of Westwood.

Alyssa commitment to ensuring that Westwood stay the small, safe, family-friendly town that she grew up in, is well complemented by Ray’s exemplary record of fiscal responsibility and focus on the well-being of Westwood’s residents, young and old.