Democrat Elected Princeton NJ Mayor
“I am honored by the results of the election. It will be my privilege to work for all the residents of Princeton. Together, we will address the issues and challenges before us. We will be open and transparent in our decision-making processes and in our actions. All of us are the same team—the residents, the elected officials and the town staff—our goals should all be the same. I look forward to our future and all of us working together.”
“I want to thank my family for their support with my first step, the idea that I run for mayor, and then, their help and support throughout the campaign—my wife, Beth, and my daughter, Rebecca, my son, Alex, my mother-in-law, Hilary, my sisters, Maureen and Kathy, and various cousins, my niece, and my nephew.”
“I also want to express gratitude to two people that helped my campaign meet the challenges of communicating in this time of COVID-19. Thank you to my social media strategist, Allison Mueller, and my website team at HG Media, led by Ken Greenberg. Their help was truly invaluable.”
Why I Am Running for Mayor
Being involved in my community is something I have been doing for my entire adult life. I was raised here; my wife and I raised our family here. Having spent over 40 years as a volunteer in both the fire department and the first aid squad, having spent thirteen years on the former Borough Council, having been involved in a number of other civic organizations; now is the opportunity for me to step up and work with our citizens and municipal staff to make a difference.
I am passionate about open, and transparent government and sharing as much information as possible as soon as possible. Listening to our residents is critical, encouraging them to speak up at public meetings to help the elected officials make informed decisions is critical. My experience and leadership will help us with an active interaction with our residents, lead us to making decisions and acting on our decisions. I want to grow our culture of customer service and responsive government.
Some of our critical issues include developing our affordable housing needs, expanding our relationships with Princeton University, with Mercer County and with the School Board. A coordinated and expanded transportation system, cleaning up our downtown, economic development, growing commercial/business tax ratables. Looking to the future by building on our Climate Action Plan, maintaining our roads and infrastructure. We face many issues and needs to address. The future will bring more change. Working together, openly working together; we will address all of these.
Ready to take the next step and support Mark?
“My view on effective local government is simple: be open, be honest, be transparent, and communicate often. I believe we can learn a great deal from the past. But change will keep coming at us. We can ignore it, or we can work together to shape it. My civic experience in leadership roles puts me in an excellent position to act on this vision.”
News & Updates
Princeton Mayor-Elect Mark Freda hosted Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert in the final virtual Facebook Live discussion series of the year.
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