Author: Synnove Bakke

A 2015 candidate for the N.J. Assembly, Synnove Bakke was born in New Jersey to immigrant parents but moved back to Norway as an infant where she lived throughout her childhood and young adult years. She returned to the U.S. after graduating from nursing school to work as an au pair for one year. She quickly fell in love with this great country and never relocated back to her native Norway.

OPINION: NJ GOP candidates can’t win without taking on the Democrats

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog As reported by several news outlets this week, Senator Michael Doherty believes that had Republicans come out with a strong united message opposing the gas tax, those four devastating incumbent Assembly seat losses could’ve been avoided. Read More

Drill, Christie, drill… and use oil to save our state pension system!

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog So you may’ve heard, Save Jerseyans, but Chris Christie wants to be president. Well, there are two things that I would like him to tackle in New Jersey before officially taking the next step: #1 – Addressing Read More

GOP Women out to rebut the ‘War on Women’

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog I was so happy to be invited to Dr Alieta Eck’s “Refuting the War on Women” press conference on the Trenton State House steps this week, Save Jerseyans. This unfair smear of Read More

N.J. Gun Laws: Draconian and Scary

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog In case you haven’t heard, Save Jerseyans, Philadelphia mother Shaneen Allen is looking at mandatory prison time of minimum 3 and maximum 11 years in prison. For what crime? It’s alleged that she mistakenly Read More

The Governor and the Marine

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie is going to Mexico in September, Save Jerseyans. Some say it’s part of his bid to run for president in 2016. We’ll see. Immigration remains the topic de jour; Read More

A Sandy Community Still in Distress, Part II

By Synnove Bakke | The Save Jersey Blog Finally, almost two whole years later, there may finally be some relief in sight for residents in Cliffwood Way, Laurence Harbor. I wrote about this small devastated neighborhood when I found it by Read More