DesRochers is an advertising consultant for Idearc Media.
He previously spent years working in the finance and
The candidate received a bachelor's degree in finance from
Kean University and an associate's degree in education
from Union County College.
DesRochers has been married for five years and has a son
who is almost 3.
candidate ran unsuccessfully for an at-large Rahway City
Council seat in 2006. He served as the vice president for
the 2006 senior class at Kean University.
a. Government spending and tax policies. With many years in the finance and mortgage industry
DesRochers saw first hand the damage that can be done by spending more then you make. He spend years counseling financial troubles families to help them get back on there feet. As
an Assembly candidate, Mr.
feels that the State of New Jersey is currently facing a similar financial crisis. Governmental spending needs to be reigned, and the tax policies need to be re-examined. This included but is not limited to
property-tax reform and school-aid funding formulas.
b. Governmental ethics reform and ending pay-to-play on every level of government. To say NJ is ethically challenged is an understatement to get the drastic changes needed career politicians that have been part of the problem need to be voted out.
feels that no legitimate changes will be instituted until genuine reformers are voted in. There should be a total
ban of duel office holding and a complete stop to no bid contracts awarding any services the tax payers are paying for.
He also wants to look at state pension reform and the abuses of the
political elite with double dipping to explore ways to close the loop holes and help solidify the pension systems for the honest men and women that have dedicated themselves to serving the state of New Jersey.
c. Improving education and opportunities for our children.
is greatly concerned not just if he will be able to continue to afford to remain in the state but what types of opportunities will be available for his son and the children growing up now. Currently New Jersey education systems in some areas are failing, this needs to be corrected to ensure all children have an opportunity to learn and compete in the world today. Also New Jersey is one of the worse states to do business in. We need to examine the tax policies on business and determine what changes we need to make in order to ensure private sector job growth of good paying jobs. We have seen a massive increase in public sector employment while the private sector has actually shrunk over the last
five years. This needs to change, in order to keep New Jerseians in New Jersey and not looking to move elsewhere.