About Michael & Moira


Serving The Community

Michael Penna & Moira Nelson are thrilled to be running as Democrats for Monmouth County Freeholder in 2020.

Michael lives in Belmar, he is an educator teaching Drama and English to at-risk and special needs children at Collier High School, and he is a PhD candidate.  He is dedicated to social justice and equality for all residents, he is an advocate for the disabled, and is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Moira was born & raised in Monmouth County, is a long-time fashion industry executive and small business owner, and she is dedicated to civic engagement and justice.  As a drug policy reform advocate, she uses her voice to speak up for those suffering from substance use disorders, and she has mentored women in recovery, underprivileged teens, and young professionals throughout her career.



We need a clear, ambitious, innovative vision that honors our heritage and carries us through the 21st century.  Michael and Moira are committed to listening, to focusing on solutions, and if elected, they would be honored to represent your concerns on the Freeholder Board. 



Michael and Moira envision a County government that is representative of ALL residents - women, people of color, children, seniors, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, the homeless, those suffering from substance use disorders, the working class and small business owners - EVERYONE.  Michael & Moira would be honored to represent YOU on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

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