Democrat for Princeton NJ Mayor
The future holds many challenges for all of us in Princeton, New Jersey. I believe my leadership and experience can help guide us through these changes. We cannot stop change, but we can address it and shape it. We cannot ignore it. My honesty and integrity, along with my open and transparent communication style, will make addressing our future challenges an inviting and inclusive process for all our citizens.
What happens in our town is very important to me. I can stand on the sidelines or I can actively work to help shape Princeton’s future. I am not a ‘stand on the sidelines’ person; I am a ‘let’s get involved, work with interested parties, address and resolve issues and challenges’ type of person. I believe that as mayor, I can contribute to the Princeton community in a dynamic way.
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
Over the past few months, I have used a series of Facebook Live sessions to address the many comments, concerns and questions about issues in town that you and others have shared with me. All of these are appreciated. Continuing fluid conversations with...
Mark Freda, democratic candidate for Princeton mayor, was recently featured on Princeton Community Television’s August 2020 episode of Breezin’ with Bierman with host Adam Bierman. In the 30-minute live broadcast, Freda answered questions “from the street,” sharing...
Mark Freda, democratic candidate for Princeton mayor, hosted the ninth in a series of virtual meet and greets on Facebook Live on Thursday, August 27th. This week’s topics included info on Princeton's website and some answers to recently received questions. "Over the...