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Establish a transparent and accountable Council that engages with Morris Plains residents
  • Communicate clearly in a timely and accessible manner

  • Ensure municipal boards reflect our residents' diversity

  • Maintain our small-town feel and budget

Implement smart development plans that prioritize your health, safety and quality of life
TOGETHER, with our residents:
  • Advocate for a Master Plan shaped by our residents' vision

  • Build a vibrant downtown as a center for community life

  • Reduce traffic and create safe walking and biking paths

  • Promote green buildings and a sustainable environment

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Tina will contribute her breadth of experience and her passion for public service and citizen engagement to the governance of our community.

  • Resident of Morris Plains since 1994

  • Married to David Kearns, mother to three adult sons who graduated from Borough School and Morristown High School

  • Master degrees in international administration, human services administration, and corporate and organizational communication

  • Career in nonprofit administration and communication

  • Chair, Morris Plains Democratic Committee

  • Member, Morris County Democratic Committee

  • Past President and Member, Morris Plains Board of Education

  • Past Member (appointed), Morris School District Board of Education

  • Past President and Member, Morris Plains Home & School Association

  • Past Chair & Coordinator, Morris Plains Municipal Alliance

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Jessica will bring her commitment to transparency and her vision for making Morris Plains a great place to live to her service on the Council

  • Resident of Morris Plains since 2014

  • Married to Scott Prater, mother of two young sons that attend Mountain Way School

  • BA in Psychology from Western New England University

  • Human services and healthcare management professional

  • Member, Morris Plains Democratic Committee

  • Active resident participant in Morris Plains Borough Council, Planning Board and Board of Education meetings

  • Enjoys running, traveling with her family and being involved in her boys’ activities. 

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