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  • #2031620
    commonsaychel
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    I know there are a number of frum elected officals, other then in Israel I was wondering where else visable frum [like wearing shaytil / yalmulkes] people have gotten elected. I know there are quite a number in NY and NJ.

    #2031651
    ujm
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    The frum community is much better off — and more effective in the halls of power — finding a gentile that we elect into office, that works for our communal needs, than to have a Jewish or frum person serve in office for us.

    #2031662
    AviraDeArah
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    Ujm, i agree that that’s usually the caae, but there have been some frum politicians that have been true שלוחי דרבנן

    #2031769
    commonsaychel
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    UJM I guess you dont know how to read, I didnt ask for the halacha/ haskafa angle of it, just the actual number of frum elected people

    #2031805
    n0mesorah
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    Jason Stein in Cleveland.

    Yitzy Schliefer in Baltimore.

    #2031811
    Gadolhadorah
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    When you add the “visible” caveat to frum, relatively few outside the NY/NJ metro area. Very small numbers of elected/appointed officials in Maryland, Illinois, Florida, Colorado and Florida and in those cases just one or two, unless you get down the very local board levels where you may have several more.

    #2031826
    n0mesorah
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    Dear Gadol,

    Yeah, though orthodox or maybe even conservative but visibly Jewish without necessarily frum dress is relatively much more prevalent outside the Greater New York Area.

    #2031818
    Little Froggie
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    “UJM I guess you dont know how to read..”

    1) Maybe he knows how to read but chose not to
    2) Maybe he read and is not addressing the question
    3) Maybe that’s his way of addressing the question
    4) Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about

    #2031840
    CTLAWYER
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    Me……
    Not currently holding an elected post, gave that up when I turned 62, but on a Town Commission, elected member of the Democratic Town Committee, delegate to Sate and National Party Conventions for 40+ years.
    In my previous town, I served two terms elected to the Legislative Council
    In my current Town of more than 30 years:
    I was elected and reelected to the Town Council
    Elected and served a 5 year term on Planning and Zoning Commission
    Elected and served a 4 year term on Board of Education
    This is in Connecticut.

    My eldest sister was elected and served a term on the School Committee (what they call Board of Education) in her Boston area town, Her eldest daughter was elected and served a term on their Town Council, she did not seek reelection as she was hired as a school employee and it would have been a conflict of interest.

    #2031875
    ujm
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    CS: I read it quite well. I simply decided to ignore what you asked for.

    #2032031
    commonsaychel
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    UJM: learn to seperate fact from opinion
    for example:
    Fact: Leafs fall from the tree during autumn
    Opinion 1 Its a great time of year becuase get to see the fall foilage
    Opinion 2 It an annoying time of year becaus to have to rake up all the leafs

    #2032040
    ujm
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    CS: I’m not a journalist.

    #2032058
    commonsaychel
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    My Brother told me there are qute a number of frum elected people in London

    #2032073
    Gadolhadorah
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    “I’m not a journalist…
    Azoy. And we thought you were on the staff of The Forward.

    #2032257
    commonsaychel
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    @GH, there was a frum assemblyman in IL. serveral State elected official in NY and NJ I think in CA as well, I know at the local level we have quite a few

    #2032322
    Kuvult
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    Maryland has a Frum delegate in the State House.
    Dalya Attar graduated Bais Yaakov then became a Lawyer.

    #2032335

    There are many Jews who occupy a position of politician’s in-laws. Clinton, Trump, Biden ..

    #2032341
    yungermanS
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    Lakewood NJ has many jewish elected officials on many different levels from township positions to senators to board positions

    #2032395
    commonsaychel
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    @yungernanS is there a frum person who was elected in Jackson?

    #2032403
    n0mesorah
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    Dear Common,

    There was a write in for an empty seat on the BOE last year. He lost reelection this year.

    #2032536
    yungermanS
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    Commonsaychel

    Yes
    There’s a Jewish board member on the Jackson board of Education his name is Tzvi Herman

    #2032695
    commonsaychel
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    I was checking around there are 15 Village/ Towns / Cities with majority frum boards and about the same amount with at least 1 member.
    Majority frum boards:
    Lawrence
    Cedarhurst
    Ramapo
    Spring Valley
    Airmont
    New Hempstead
    Wesly Hills
    Pomona
    New Sqaure
    Kasir
    KJ
    South Blooming Grove
    Bloomingburg
    Passaic
    Teaneck
    Lakewood

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