MORRIS COUNTY — United Scenic Artists 829, a union representing the entertainment and decorative arts industries, has endorsed Democratic challenger Cara Parmigiani for Morris County Freeholder.
The United Scenic Artists 829, IATSE, is a labor union and professional association of designers, artists, craftspeople and department coordinators organized to protect craft standards, working conditions and wages in the entertainment and decorative arts industries. Members work in film, theater, television, opera, ballet, commercials, industrial shows and exhibitions.
“The artists who produce our theater, film and entertainment experiences are exceptionally skilled and talented professionals who use their gifts to bring so much joy and enrichment to our lives,” Parmigiani said. “I am incredibly honored to have their support. I stand firmly behind efforts to protect workers from injury, illness and death in unsafe work environments on the set of these artistic endeavors and everywhere work happens,” she said.
“Morris County offers residents some wonderful opportunities to enjoy stage and theater productions here at home,” Parmigiani said. “I’d like to work to expand those opportunities across the county, especially to make arts programming more accessible to our youth and seniors,” she said.
Cara has appeared as an attorney in 15 New Jersey counties in most divisions of the Superior Court. She has also appeared before various planning boards, zoning boards and municipal courts. Cara provided guidance for a Municipal Master Plan re-evaluation and served on her local Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Cara represents patients in psychiatric facilities across the state. Cara is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall Law School. She lives with her wife and daughter in Morris Plains.