Doris’ Candidate Statement
Doris Harris, Mercer County
Slated Nominee for Treasurer
This letter is my written intent, to ask for your vote in electing me for the position of NJPTA Treasurer. I’ve been an active PTA member, for over 25 years. I’ve raised three children, the oldest was 12, when my husband had passed.
My husband was the reason I got actively involved in my local PTA. The PTA was looking for a recording secretary; my husband looked at me and said “they need your mouth”. My journey began. As you can see from my resume, I’ve held all positions on the local level and evenly moved up to county level. I was treasurer, Vice President and then President of Mercer County Council of PTA. I’ve been on the State level as County President, Region IV director, Membership Chair, VP of leadership development, State Treasurer (for two years), now as Region III Director (for the second time). I have also served on various NJPTA committees.
I’m very knowledgeable about the treasurer position but as in life, there’s always more to learn. Officers on the State board are continuously trying to streamline the tasks that need to be as local leaders and member. I know it’s not an easy task to stay compliant with NJPTA, IRS and other offices. I would be honored to be part of the team that will work closely with the local PTA members.