April 25, 2018

Residents Supporting Planning Board Member Dwaine Williamson for Princeton Council

To the Editor,

We write in strong support of Dwaine Williamson for Princeton Council. Dwaine brings experience and commitment to this role, and to his vision of an affordable, sustainable, and inclusive town. As a member of the Princeton Planning Board and chair of its Zoning Amendment Review Committee, Dwaine participated in the difficult work of harmonizing former borough and township ordinances into a single code that made sense for a consolidated community. This experience has uniquely prepared Dwaine to hit the ground running in addressing the immense challenges involving land use issues that now confront the town. Dwaine has demonstrated the ability to work collegially with Council as well as the town’s administration and staff — essential as Lance Liverman and Heather Howard step down.

Dwaine’s personal story is a compelling one: an immigrant born in Jamaica, raised in Trenton, and the first member of his family to attend college. Dwaine is a graduate of Trenton High, and went on to receive a BS in international politics from Georgetown and a law degree from Rutgers University. He moved to Princeton in 1998 and, with his wife Trina, raised their family and spent the last two decades contributing to civic life in our community. After graduating from Princeton High School, and then with honors from Rutgers, Dwaine’s son went on to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His daughters are currently students at Princeton High School.

For the last 20 years, Dwaine has demonstrated an indefatigable, unwavering commitment to our community — as a volunteer for Committed and Faithful Princetonians, as vice chair of the PCDO, as a municipal Democratic committeeman for District 22, and as a member of the Planning Board. He is also an active member of the African American community in town, and currently serves on the advisory board of the Witherspoon-Jackson Development Corporation.

Dwaine is known for his diligent preparation, attention to detail, and as a keen problem solver committed to prudent stewardship of our public funds. His dual background in finance and law has given him the ability to come to grips with complex issues in a short span of time and would serve him well on Council.

Please join us on June 5 in voting for Dwaine Williamson for Princeton Council.

Julie Capozzoli

Evergreen Circle

Molly Chrein

Ridgeview Road

Veronica Olivares-Weber

Edwards Place

Felicia Spitz

Haslet Avenue

Ross Wishnick

Edgerstoune Road