The candidate served
ten years as editor of the World Press Review, a monthly magazine on
foreign affairs once based in New York. In addition to supervising the
staff, she coordinated the contributions of more than 40 foreign
correspondents. As an editor and writer, Ms. Kowalski has worked for
numerous publications, including New York Newsday, the Village Voice,
Publishers Weekly, and the Stamford Advocate. She has written on a broad
range of community issues in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Kowalski has a Masterís Degree in Journalism from New York University,
and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hunter College, where she graduated
summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Ms. Kowalski is married to Andrew Lanset and they reside
Kowalski currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Union County Board of
Chosen Freeholders. She was appointed to serve an unexpired term in
September, 2004, and re-elected in November, 2004. She serves on the
Boardís Committee on the Open Space, Recreation, and Historic
Preservation Trust Fund and is the liaison for the Parks and Recreation
Advisory Board, the Cultural and Heritage Affairs Advisory Board, the
Advisory Board on Education, and the Commission on the Status of Women.
She has also served on the Runnells Hospital Board of Managers and the
Committee on the Status of Libraries. In 2005, she chaired the
Freeholder committee for Union Countyís Courthouse Centennial, and is
the chairman for Union Countyís 150th Anniversary, which is
being celebrated this year.