Troy Talk

How I got here

I have always wanted to be an elected official. I think it may go back to my man, Michael J. Fox. See, Michael J. Fox played a character, "Alex P. Keaton", from the show Family Ties....Man, I loved that show! Anyway, his political aspirations and admiration of Republican political leaders caught my attention. I either smartened up or missed the boat (you can decide) since "Alex" was a pretty staunch Republican and I walk a more progressive path.

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Am I My Brother's Keeper?

As the face of poverty has continued to evolve and morph into the faces of our families, friends, and neighbors a sober imperative, with respect to this dilemma, confronts our state and our nation. Is my neighbor's prosperity or ability to get ahead linked to my own? I believe that answer is yes.

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Fatherlessness

By Troy Singleton: Being a father to my three children: Jalen, Isabel and TJ is the most important job I have ever had in my life. At the same time, having members of my family grow up without a father in their lives, helped me to understand firsthand the holes that fathers leave in their families when they are absent. I believe that we have to send a strong message about personal responsibility while supporting fathers who want to be there for their kids, even while facing challenges in their lives. While no one can legislate fatherhood, we must work to ensure that fathers are able to accept and live up to their responsibilities as parents.

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Why the Common Core isn't so Common

I firmly believe that a consistent educational standard is necessary for our students to compete on a global scale.  A scale which unfortunately, has begun tipping in the other direction.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, is an education push that seeks to make sure students across our country are being taught to such a standard. The Common Core is a dramatic difference from America's current educational standards system for one primary reason. Until recently, we didn’t HAVE a uniform standard across our nation.

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Without YOU There is No Progress

Dear Friends

I hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season, as well as a safe and prosperous start to 2014. I want to take a moment to ask that you join my team as I continue my efforts to bring greater economic opportunity, enhanced educational value to our children, and to grow our middle class by investing in our common future. Please consider a donation today of $25, $50 or $100 by clicking on this link.

Without YOU, there is no progress.  Please help me move New Jersey Forward!

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Today is the day!

We still have a lot of work to do in the home stretch and I need your help before the State filing deadline closes at midnight tonight! 

Make your voice count in this election and help me spread the word about Team Can't Stop Won't Stop by clicking here and making a donation of $25, $50 or $100 today.

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