Christine Myers of Mendham Township is announcing her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Morris County Board of Commissioners in the 2022 Republican primary election.
Myers hopes to return to the Board of Commissioners, where she served from 2016-2018. Myers was appointed to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, Responsible for Region Two, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The appointment made her ineligible to seek re-election to her county position.
Myers said, if elected, her priorities will be to hold the line on taxes, economic development, and implementation of all facets of the county’s Strategic Plan, which she was instrumental in developing before she left county government in 2018.
“I’d like an opportunity to finish the work I started, to continue to ensure that our county remains one of the best places to live, work, and visit’’ said Myers. “But it requires a clear strategy and working with the private sector to maintain our high quality of life.’’
Implementation of all components of the county Strategic Plan are vital to the county’s long-term health and fiscal conservatism, she said.
“We engaged the entire county community, working with business owners, CEOs, leaders of higher education, nonprofits, and others, to develop the Strategic Plan, build cohesion between the private sector and government, and increase awareness of our excellent County services,’’ she said. “Now, we have to make sure execute on our plans.’’
Myers also stressed the need to continue to work closely with the County Chamber of Commerce and other business partners to foster economic development and to advocate for local businesses, which are facing increasing pressures from rising taxes, inflation, Covid, and supply chain problems.
A businesswoman, Myers, along with her husband, Stan, launched a specialty food business in 2013 after a 25-year career as a technology and telecommunications executive and consultant.
At AT&T, Myers managed the technology and communications needs of the 1996 presidential election, the Republican National Convention, and hundreds of federal, state and municipal campaigns. She also led the team that won communication contracts for the Executive Office of the President and White House Communications Agency.
Later, as Vice President, Alliances and Business Development at Avaya and Siemens, she negotiated global technology, strategic alliance, and joint venture agreements.
Myers has a long history of community service; President of the Board of Cornerstone Family Programs and Morristown Neighborhood House; board member of Turn the Towns Teal, an ovarian cancer awareness initiative; Madison Daycare, the Pastoral Advisory Board of St. Joseph Parish in Mendham, and is involved in prison ministry.
Myers is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Christine is married and lives in Mendham with her husband Stan Gorski and their sons, Tom and Stan. She and her husband own a small business called Madison Park Foods that formulates spices.