New Jersey is the epicenter of corrupt politicians, tax and spend policies, and tyrannical control of everyday people's lives. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated all these behaviors with a governor that ran wild on arbitrary executive orders, and a legislative body that failed to keep him in check, but, there is a person willing to take on the duopoly and challenge the new normal that is driving the Garden State down a dangerous path.
Governor candidate, Gregg Mele, is a life-long resident of New Jersey who is passionate about restoring liberty and freedom to the state. From the pinelands to the NYC border, from High Point down the length of the Jersey shore, and frequent traveller of the Turnpike, Parkway, 80, and 287, he has the pulse of New Jersey running through his veins. He comes from humble beginnings - the child of blue-collar parents whose father worked long hours in a factory so his family might have a better life. A Montclair State cum laude graduate, Gregg continued his education and eventually graduated cum laude from New York University School Law School with his LL.M. In between he earned his MS from Stevens Institute of Technology, an MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York and his JD from New York Law School. It is safe to say that, nationwide, Gregg may well be the most educated person running for Governor this year.
Committed to changing the political culture in New Jersey, immediately following his nomination as the New Jersey Libertarian Party's candidate for Governor, Gregg embarked on a "21-in-'21" tour, visiting each county in New Jersey. During these visits, Gregg told the people the pillars of his plans for the Garden State. They include ending the devastation caused by the tyrannical lockdowns and associated Executive Orders which have hurt so many small businesses and continue to cause irreparable damage to school-going children and isolated seniors. He is committed to fixing the budget gap, stopping the runaway spending, and cutting the yoke of taxes causing our residents to flee in droves. He will work with the private sector to develop innovative solutions to address climate change. Gregg stands firm that educational equity for all children in New Jersey can only be achieved through school choice, including home-schooling, where funding follows the student. He will ensure that there is medical consumer choice/freedom in healthcare, including the full legalization of cannabis and the release of all non-violent drug-law offenders from prison so they can seek help. His plan will not use elaborate tax schemes or crony capitalism plans to continue to add criminalization to cannabis use. New Jersey's mass transit infrastructure is broken and unnecessarily expensive. Gregg will return accountability and responsibility to it and ensure the people's money is appropriately used for its funding. With Gregg as the State's governor, all Second Amendment rights will be fully restored.
Gregg has a tremendous running mate for Lieutenant Governor in Eveline Brownstein. “Eve" is a naturalized citizen and a true immigration success story. She graduated from Thomas Edison State University with an MS in Human Resource Management and a BA in Psychology. Eve has spent countless hours working with small businesses and has seen what the lock down has done to the owners of these companies and their employees. Eveline Brownstein embodies libertarian principles and is the perfect running mate for Gregg Mele.
The Mele/Brownstein ticket has put together a full campaign team including different directors of tech, media, events, fundraising and communications. They are looking to build upon the successes of Libertarians throughout the country and plan on taking this fight up through November and beyond. Building upon the success of the first 21-county tour, the campaign has planned events throughout the summer and seeks to be on the debate stage this fall. Please join us as we work to create the "New Jersey Miracle"!
EVELINE “EVE” BROWNSTEIN
FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Eveline Brownstein immigrated to the United States in 1985 excitedly believing that, unlike the countries of her birth and raising, the fight for liberty had already been fought. She soon realized that the work of fighting for justice, equity and liberty is never done and she committed herself to that work in her adopted country. She became a Libertarian after becoming disillusioned by what she saw as major party hypocrisy in the 1990s.
As a young girl, Eveline was inspired to become a voice for those who are not heard. She is passionate about the plight of the impoverished, low-income families and the homeless who are seldom helped by government policies despite endless promises and earmarking of taxpayer dollars. Across her 30 plus year career as an HR professional, Eveline has epitomized her belief in the power of volunteerism as an alternative to government intervention. She has worked countless hours as an ad-hoc volunteer and as an officer on the boards of professional, charitable, and political organizations where she had a meaningful impact on meeting community needs gaps.
Throughout her career, Eveline has worked primarily with small busines owners developing and implementing sound HR policies for their small businesses. Eveline has learned the struggles of small business owners in numerous industries who are seldom consulted but hugely impacted when government adds additional restrictive regulations to the business climate in which they must operate. It has always dismayed her that government never takes the time to work with the very businesses that are the source of most of the jobs in the state. Eveline has taught numerous professional development courses to HR professionals, supervisors, managers, and C-suite executives across New Jersey and hears their concerns, the source of their sleepless nights, and the devastating impact of the executive order lockdowns. It is a mystery to her that small businesses were never consulted when the lockdowns were planned and given no opportunity to be heard or contribute ideas, while the consulting boards were packed with large corporations, most of which only had an affiliate in the state.
Eveline deeply understands the struggles of parents. As the parent of four special-needs children, she is keenly aware of the challenges that parents face when they are unable to choose the best school placement for their child. Hence, Eveline is committed to school choice and advocates for a policy that ensures that property taxes collected for children’s schooling follow each child to the school of the parents’ choice, and not to the district school. The current policy fails most children and is particularly brutal to children whose parents do not have the financial means to send them to private schools, but who live in neighborhoods where the district schools are failing them.
Eveline is a proud alumna of the New Jersey State University system, graduating with honors from Thomas Edison State University where she received her Master of Science in Human Resource Management and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is also a certified Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) and has earned the credential of Senior Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP)
In 2013, Eveline ran for 13th Assembly District. She has served as a treasurer for the New Jersey Libertarian Party and its affiliate, the Central New Jersey Libertarian Party. She is humbled to have earned her Party’s endorsement for Lt. Governor and is proud to run with Gregg Mele, the candidate for New Jersey Governor. She believes that together they can find real solutions to the mounting problems residents of this great state are facing.
Eveline and her husband William are the parents of seven children: Tricia, Rochelle, Alena, Chad, Benjamin, Amber and Alexis. The family lives in Rumson, Monmouth County.