Thomas Luna is a committed Newark resident, educator, and community organizer. He has spent the last ten years serving the students and families of Newark  as an 8th grade math teacher and co-curricular program lead. As co-chair of Newark for Educational Equity and Diversity (NEED), Luna has organized educational stakeholders across the city to pass policies and the local and state level. Luna strongly believes that policy is how you change the status quo. His platform calls for six priority policies that focus on equity and the community. You can find out more about Thomas Luna by visiting