Gina G. Scala
January 30, 2021
By Gina G Scala
Following additional than three a long time of active involvement powering the political scene, Lisa Hodgson Henson is throwing her hat into the ring for the Ocean County Board of Commissioners seat currently being vacated afterwards this 12 months when Commissioner Gerry P. Very little retires. Little lately announced he would not request a seventh term on the county board.
“We require someone from smaller business (to signify). I know what COVID did” to tiny organization, mentioned Henson, who co-owns and manages Island Truth in Surf City, a neighborhood genuine estate enterprise, she claims, “is known for its emphasis on household values.”
If elected, Henson pledges to act as an advocate for tiny enterprises. A lot more than 90% of company in the county is tiny organization, according to Henson, a lifelong resident of Ocean County.
“I will continue on to prioritize the livelihood of our citizens by championing conservative policies and safeguarding our senior citizens,” she claimed.
Henson explained her decision to enter the political arena now is mainly because her kids are developed, and she has the time to dedicate. Her father is Surf Town Mayor Francis Hodgson and her brother, Bill, is a borough councilman. She has served as the chair of the Republican Occasion in Surf Town for extra than 30 many years and was mentored by the late Sen. Leonard T. Connors, her godfather.
Henson graduated from Southern Regional High School in 1980 prior to going on to earn a Bachelor of Science in political science from East Carolina University in 1984 and a Master of Enterprise Administration from Monmouth College in 1986.
“If elected, I will convey a fresh, trustworthy, conservative perspective to the Board of Commissioners,” she reported. —G.G.S.