(Cherry Hill, NJ) -The Cherry Hill Democratic Committee is proud to introduce its candidates to run for Cherry Hill Town Council this year: Council President David Fleisher, Councilwomen Carole Roskoph and Carolyn Jacobs, who will run for re-election, and newcomer Sangeeta Doshi, a long-time resident of Cherry Hill.
Fleisher, Jacobs, Roskoph and Doshi are dedicated to transparent, open government and focused on fiscal responsibility, sustainability, and community engagement.
David Fleisher, the managing partner of a financial services firm who lives in the Siena neighborhood with his wife Jen and three children, invited all Cherry Hill residents interested in supporting progressive and traditional democratic values, to be a part of this people-powered campaign.
“Over the past several years, my Council colleagues and I have worked closely with Mayor Cahn to make Cherry Hill a place that all of our residents are proud to call home,” Fleisher said. “We work hard every day to move Cherry Hill forward and protect the quality of life in our town. For five straights years, we have made significant improvements to our roads, parks, trash and recycling programs without raising municipal taxes.”
Fleisher continued, “It’s no surprise that last year Money Magazine named Cherry Hill ‘One Of The Best Places To Live In The United States.‘ We are committed to building upon that foundation and keeping Cherry Hill a great place to live for our families, our seniors, and our children.”
Fleisher is a former Trustee of the Jewish Family and Children Services of South Jersey and has volunteered his time with several Cherry Hill youth athletic leagues. David is a former member of the NJ Government Records Council that ensures transparency in government across the state. He is a graduate of Beck, East and Ithaca College where he earned Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, and then went on to serve on the Board of Trustees of Ithaca College for over ten years.
Under the leadership of Mayor Cahn and Council, Cherry Hill has invested significantly in its neighborhoods, including numerous upgrades to roads, parks, recreational facilities and more. In addition, investments in manpower and technology in the Police Department continue to demonstrate that public safety is of the utmost priority of this administration.
Mayor Cahn endorsed the candidates as “excellent representatives of the people of Cherry Hill.” He was impressed with the mix of proven leadership and fresh ideas that will represent the residents this fall.
“I am very proud of our council candidates- a diverse group that brings to the table both years of experience and a new perspective on how to work together to move Cherry Hill forward,” Cahn said. “The candidates are all longtime residents who are involved in our community and invested in its future. I know they share my commitment to running the town with fiscal responsibility, with progressive values, and in the best interests of all our residents.”
The newest member of the Cahn Team for Council is Sangeeta Doshi. Sangeeta lives in the Short Hills neighborhood with her husband, Nilesh and three sons. Sangeeta graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and then earned an MBA at Babson College.
Sangeeta has been a volunteer in youth athletic associations throughout the Township and has also served on the Domestic Violence Response Team, a group dedicated to addressing issues around the prevention and response to domestic violence. She also has been an active volunteer on the Township Planning and Zoning Boards. Sangeeta is an active member of the Indian cultural center and temple association. As a professional, she has worked with companies such as Sprint, PCS and Comcast in the telecommunications sector.
“I am honored and privileged to be part of this team running for Town Council,” Doshi said. “Cherry Hill is a very special community made up of vibrant neighborhoods, countless recreational opportunities for people of all ages, and a compassionate population of citizens. I will work to protect and preserve the progressive and traditional democratic values that make this town, and this country, a place that we are all proud to call home.”
Mayor Cahn called Sangeeta a “great addition” to the team. “I have known Sangeeta for many years. She is a smart, dedicated and passionate person. We are fortunate to have such a committed candidate for a leadership position in our town”.
Councilwoman Carole Roskoph resides in the Cherry Valley neighborhood and grew up attending the Cherry Hill Public Schools. She went on to graduate from Rutgers University and later earned her Master’s Degree from George Washington University. A Cherry Hill West English teacher and Student Activities Director, Carole has been active in the community for years.
“I am proud to work with Mayor Cahn and to run for another term on Town Council so that I can continue to change Cherry Hill for the better. I’m looking forward to working with residents to enhance our town for future generations,” Roskoph said. “Now with David, Carolyn and Sangeeta, and the entire Council, I am looking forward to building on the progress we made over the last four years while ensuring Cherry Hill continues to be a vibrant community.”
Councilwoman Carolyn Jacobs has been a resident of the Point of Woods neighborhood for 43 years. She and her late husband, Eric, have two daughters who are graduates of Cherry Hill High School East. “I have worked hard for the residents, and especially for the seniors, of Cherry Hill,” said Jacobs. Carolyn volunteers her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children who have been removed from their homes in cases of neglect or abuse, and reads with at-risk youth as part of the BookMates literacy program. Carolyn has served on the Township’s Planning Board for many years. She is an active volunteer with Temple Beth Sholom. Carolyn’s professional experience includes nearly fifteen years with IBM, where she retired in 2011.