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Cassandra Lazzara  
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Title: Freeholder
Phone: 973-881-4412

FREEHOLDER CASSANDRA “SANDI” LAZZARA,  is a Paterson native, and life-long Passaic County resident.  Her commitment and desire to serve the residents of Passaic County runs deep.  She was raised to embody the spirit of a public servant and to serve others with integrity, competency and loyalty.  

                 As a working mother of two grown sons – Anthony and Joseph - she is aware of how hard it is to make ends meet today.  She will work closely with the entire Board of Chosen Freeholders to examine every expenditure and ensure that the taxpayers of Passaic County get the most value out of their hard-earned money.  

Freeholder Lazzara was elected to the Freeholder Board in January 2016.  Committee assignments include chair of the Passaic County Human Services Committee, a committee that provides services to this county’s most vulnerable. She is co-chair to the Planning and Economic Committee, which includes the county’s Economic Development Division, Public Housing Agency, and County Historian.

Freeholder Lazzara is a representative to the Passaic County Youth Services Commission and is afforded the opportunity to collaborate with a team of professionals who are determined to provide our youth with the services and support necessary to help them realize their full potential. Assignments also include liaison to the Passaic County Open Space and Farmland Preservation Advisory Committee, the Board of School Estimate and the Passaic County Planning Board.

Freeholder Lazzara has spent over twenty-five years in education promoting the welfare of children, schools, and the community.  She holds a B.A. in Human Ecology from Montclair University and an M.Ed in Administration & Supervision from William Paterson University.   Freeholder Lazzara worked for the Woodland Park Board of Education in multiple capacities, including teaching. Involved with educational issues on the local, county, state and national levels, Freeholder Lazzara has proven to be a strong advocate for public education.   Freeholder Lazzara knows the value of good government.



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