By Adam Rizvi, TIO, New Jersey, USA 22 December 2017: Ayesha Krishnan Hamilton is the new face of New Jersey politics. She is a Councilwoman in West Windsor, NJ, an attorney, and a vocal advocate, and has been seen working hard in the recent elections, never tired with always a smile on her face.
This year, she has put West Windsor on the political map and has shined a spotlight on South Asian Americans in Central Jersey politics; she finds herself in good company with Sen.-elect Vin Gopal, Asm. Raj Mukherji and Freeholder Shanti Narra.
Councilwoman Hamilton brings her skills as an attorney to her work on the Township Council. She is transparent in her analysis and always explains her votes. She engages her constituents by sending out a regular newsletter providing updates on Township issues.
This style of her of reaching out to her constituent has created numerous fans. One doesn’t have to tell this writer during his search for answers how gloriously addictive she is to watch when she is in motion balancing her family life with a focus only on one agenda, how to make the lives of her constituent more comfortable, how to get them more Jobs and skills. She is friendly, personable and pleasant & insists on being called Ayesha rather than by any titles.
Ayesha is a frequent advocate for the South Asian American community and is one of the founding members of, ISAAW (Inspiring South Asian American Women). She sits on the advisory board and has also been a regular lecturer for the New Jersey Leadership Program, an organization that encourages South Asian high school students to pursue politics and policy careers. She also served as MC for a large rally for Gov.elect Murphy held at the Royal Albert Palace in Edison this year, speaking passionately about the importance of South Asian Americans having a seat at the table, especially in New Jersey.
Councilwoman Hamilton serves on the Gov.-elect’s Labor and Workforce Development Transition Team and is a vocal advocate for the rights of women and minorities in the workplace. She speaks passionately about the role that education should play in developing career pathways to serve NJ’s workers and businesses. She also serves on the Mercer County Workforce Development Board and wants to shape New Jersey’s policies to focus on getting residents educated and back to work with the skills they need.
Councilwoman Hamilton is very involved with the New Jersey State Bar Association and currently serves as the Chair of the Solo/Small Firm Section; she also serves on the NJSBA legislative committee and has shown a keen interest in shaping policy.
“I believe that the partnership between educational institutions, private businesses and government will improve the skills of our workforce, bring our long term unemployed back to work based on their experiences, education and racial inequality, just like first black Lt. Governor-Elect Sheila Oliver and Gov. Elect Phil Murphy has spoken to prepare our youth for the careers of tomorrow, by counseling and providing them the skills and education they need says, Councilwoman Hamilton.
Keep your eye on this dynamic lady Councilwoman Hamilton, an Immigrant, she is truly representative of our State understands the diversity and is the future of New Jersey recalling her humble origins in India.
Ayesha K Hamilton, a perfect candidate and a go-getter, her work ethics, concern towards her constituent her credentials has set her apart. She is on the shortlist being considered to fill Assemblywoman Liz Muoio’s seat in Legislative District 15 as Muoio steps up to serve as the next State Treasurer.