Sarah (Sally) Hudson

About Sally

Sally has lived in many parts of this country and has also benefited from extensive time abroad, including living in the U.K. and Australia. She and her husband, Dave, have been married for 31 years, and have two grown children, now living on their own in New York and England. Long Valley has been her family’s home for twenty years now.

At home, she tends to two rescue dogs, and enjoys gardening and cooking. Her business career encompasses managerial and marketing positions at a number of telecommunications firms, from Fortune 500 companies, including AT&T, to new-technology start-ups. In these positions, she has managed product and services marketing, and been responsible for profit and loss, focusing on business results and achievements in key performance indicators. She is particularly adept at building highly effective teams to address complex opportunities – which puts her in good stead to handle the complex issues of our town! Sally is currently Chief Marketing Officer at VCTI in Somerset, NJ.

Sally’s first act of political activism was petitioning her elementary school to change the dress code to allow girls to wear something other than dresses or skirts. (The next year, the dress code was changed.) Sally has been a leader in the local and county Democratic Committees for many years, and is known for her reasoned approach to local problems. She believes that the voices of many township residents are not being heard, and if elected, she will bring fresh ideas and new approaches to some of our chronic township problems.

Veronica Fernandez

About Veronica

Born and raised in Sussex County, Veronica appreciates the natural beauty of our area. Although she has visited almost every state in the U.S. and some of Europe, she feels there truly is “no place like home” and proudly considers herself a “Jersey Girl.”

Veronica met her husband, Mike, a U.S. Navy veteran, through mutual friends. They were married in 1993. For 20 years, Veronica worked as a Licensed Property Casualty Underwriter for municipal and educational clients.

Veronica and Mike moved to Long Valley in 2001. They were instantly impressed with the uniqueness of our town – the many trails and parks, plenty of recreational activities, and the superior schools. They both felt it was an ideal place to raise a family.

Giving to the community has always been part of her adult life. For 7 years, she was the coordinator a homeless shelter run by the Interfaith Council of Homeless Families of Morris County. She and Mike were foster parents before becoming parents.

They were fortunately able for Veronica to be an “at-home Mom,” which is a full time job in itself! In 2006, Michael left his Supervisor Position at the NYSE to start his own business as a licensed electrical contractor. Veronica continues to manage all administrative aspects of their company. Starting a new business during the recession was challenging. However, their combined skills and dedication enabled them to grow. She and Mike are proud parents of two wonderful children, both of whom have gone through our public school system.

During the past 18-plus years in Long Valley, Veronica has grown to love and appreciate our town even more. She feels that it is time to give back to the town and schools that have given so much to her and her family. She was most recently a member of our township’s Economic Development & Sustainability Committee.

Veronica is opened-minded in politics, and respects other’s opinions and ideas. She feels that divisiveness and mean-spirited talk are counterproductive. She also believes that we have more in common than our differences, and it is possible to work together for new solutions for our town.