EDISON — Earlier today, Freeholder Blanquita Valenti announced her intention to retire after serving out the remainder of her current term in 2019.  

“Freeholder Valenti has been a very strong leader throughout her tenure as an educator and a public servant. Moreover, the Freeholder is the personification of dignity and class,” said Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin McCabe. “Freeholder Valenti spent the early part of her career educating students in Sayreville, New Brunswick, and Iselin, and in 2005, joined the Board of Chosen Freeholders to continue making her mark in the community.

“The goal of the Freeholder Board is to provide the residents of Middlesex County with a quality, affordable life. Freeholder Valenti’s role as the Chair of the Department of Community Services has allowed her to exceed the Board’s mission in creating programs to improve the quality of life for families, seniors, individuals with disabilities and our veterans.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Freeholder Valenti during our time as educators, and her personal and political vision for a better society for us all has never wavered,” said Middlesex County Democratic Vice Chair Beatrice Moskowitz. “Middlesex is a better place in which to live and raise a family because of Blanquita Valenti.”

Freeholder Valenti was first elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2004. Valenti, a lifelong Democrat, served for many years as a committeewoman in her hometown.

 

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