Marilyn Piperno: Knowing what matters motivates mom to make a difference

Marilyn Piperno: Knowing what matters motivates mom to make a difference

TRENTON, N.J. –  A champion of addressing ‘kitchen table issues’ like affordability and school funding in Trenton, Assemblywoman Marilyn Piperno puts her focus on helping people, not politics. After spending several years volunteering in her community, Piperno became motivated to run for public office. In January 2022, she became a state assemblywoman representing legislative district 11, which covers parts of Monmouth County. Learn more about Piperno in the Assembly GOP’s latest video in their summer mini biography series released Wednesday.

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“I want New Jersey to be a safe, beautiful haven and thriving destination for every family,” Piperno (R-Monmouth) said. “I want to be a loving person, a loving parent and a tremendous political servant who really found the value in what it means to take care and try to do right for people.”

A native of a tight-knit Long Island community, Piperno left Manhattan and a career in publishing when she and her husband decided to start a family and settle in their first and only home in Colts Neck. While raising their children and working as a fitness and nutrition coach, Piperno started volunteering for various education and youth sports organizations, serving her parish and launching a community food drive. She said that time helped prepare her for public office.

“To be able to volunteer, or be a class mom or dad, or help with sports or help with whatever role it takes, you don’t realize that you’re advocating and you’re active. You’re just being a mom. You’re just being a good person who wants to help get something built or clean up trash, or donate during a food drive,” she said.

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