Who am I?

W.E. May is the First M/F Transgender in the history of Monmouth County. He/She is runs for Bradley Beach Mayor's seat in November.
A long time Bradley Beach Volunteer, Fire Department Exempt Member, Active Member of Bradley Beach First Aid Squad.

Long history of public services as a volunteer member of many Local, County, State, National committees.

U.S. Army peace time veteran (disabled veteran) Member of state DAV.

Retired founding Priest Bradley Beach Community Church.

Founding Director WE May Talent Management Foundation.

Founding Director M.E.N.D. 4 Male Survivors of (MST) Military Sexual Trauma

Founding Chief of SMARTSAR (911 WTC Search and Rescue team leader).

Former Publisher of The Bradley Beach Times in print, Times News NJ and The Beach Times online.

Publisher and Volunteer Leader of The Bradley Beach NJ Tatler

Member of SAG AFL-CIO proud union member.

Father of a twenty two year old son, who lives in North Carolina.

Educated in The bible with degrees in Christianity and Bible Studies,Theology Church Leadership Church Law and Management.

Collage Student at Kaplan Univerity working on a Bachelor Degree in Fire Science and Emergency Management.

I am Transgender which is a term used to describe people who may act, feel, think, or look different from the gender that they were born with. The word transgender is used to include many groups of people who share one important "trait" (a way of feeling or behaving) but may not be the same in other ways. The common trait for transgender people is that they call themselves "transgender" and feel that their given gender is not quite right.

Why am I running?

I care about Bradley Beach, and Im concerned about its future. I envision a borough where our diversity is not merely a slogan but our greatest strength and the engine of our creativity and economic recovery; a hamlet that is family friendly with safe neighborhoods for children, seniors, and people of all socio-economic levels; and a place that encourages everyone to engage in civil conversation about borough government. I am the only candidate in race with a track record of successful leadership, government service, business experience, and community activism that can make this dream reality.
This campaign is about giving back to the Bradley Beach and helping to move our Borough forward. My term Mayor will be about creating jobs, strengthening the economy, and helping to rebuild our Business District, Beachfront and to low taxes without sacrificing the values that make Bradley Beach great. My strength as a candidate is proven leadership in Volunteer Services, Business and as a Human Rights Activist.

Community Activist
I came to activism in the 1990s after making a very personal decision that would alter my life forever. In doing so, I lost a home, family, friends, job, financial security, and to a great extent my personal history. I experienced firsthand the kind of discrimination a different life-path can engender. I felt that I had no choice but to speak up to create change in both peoples attitudes and the laws that adversely affected many disenfranchised, with whom I now had a special kinship. This experience led me to becoming a vocal community activist for basic civil and human rights within the New Jersey and The US.

Business Leader
I understand what it takes to create a prosperous business and its importance to Bradley Beach 's economy. I have created jobs, balanced priorities, and managed thriving organizations during periods of both economic expansion and market contraction. Ive experienced government policies that supported and sustained growth and those that hindered business development.

Public Servant

I began work as a public servant within The Borough of Bradley Beach well before I was eighteen years old as a cadet on the Bradley Beach First Aid Squad to which I still belong and active. When I turned eighteen I join the Bradley Beach Fire Department which I am now a exempt member. Over the years I have served on many local, county and state committees.

My Commitment to Bradley Beach NJ

As your Mayor, I will work to ensure Bradley Beach remains a beacon of hope for those who suffer from discrimination. I will push for legislation that strengthens our ability to serve and advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves.

As your Mayor my top priority will be to develop policies and legislation that attract, support, and retain the kinds of businesses that make Bradley Beach economically viable. I will work with you to find creative ways to repair our economy, put people back to work, and solve Bradley Beach structural budget problems.

As your Mayor, I will use my experience as a community activist, former business owner, and public servant to bring common sense and practical thinking back to Borough Hall. I believe the solutions to the problems facing our borough are to be found by listening to the very people who face these challenges on a daily basis.

My Goals

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
I WILL WATCH YOUR MONEY AND HOLD ALL DEPARTMENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS. EVEN THE VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVE BOROUGH FUNDING.

MPROVED BUSINESS DIST
What is Main Street New Jersey?
Main Street is a comprehensive revitalization program that promotes the historic and economic redevelopment of traditional business districts in New Jersey. The Main Street New Jersey Program was established in 1989 to encourage and support the revitalization of downtowns throughout the state.

My DFA Values

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My Campaign is People Powered!

Using the snowflake system and being a grassroot left log cabin republican I have many issues with the party of the far right. They are not real voters they are puppets.

Voice support


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