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I want to thank everyone who supported my candidacy, volunteered, and contributed. I very much appreciate it. I received 1% of the vote, which is typical for a third-party or independent candidate. I had hoped to do better. Nonetheless, I was able to spread the message of liberty through candidate forums, print advertisement, and social media to many beyond those who voted for me. My Senate/Assembly opponents spent over $1 million, while I was only able to spend a little over $1,000. The struggle for liberty has never been easy, but it's always been worth it.
I have voted for the Libertarian Party candidates in every election since 1976. I was proud to continue that tradition today, by voting Pete Rohrman for Governor and me for Senate.
My grandparents came to America in the early 1900’s to escape the poverty of Southern Italy. They brought with them a culture where problems were solved, and opportunities were created, by working voluntary with family, friends, neighbors, and mutual aid societies in their communities. To them, government’s primary role was to protect their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet the more the two traditional parties have used government to intervene in business, education, healthcare, and transportation, the worse things have gotten. 45% of the registered voters in District 39 are Unaffiliated! They are the politically homeless and are tired of hearing the two traditional parties promise to reform programs, control spending, and reduce taxes. In this Senate race, the politically homeless have a third choice--me. I will tackle the reforms needed to the big-ticket spending programs in the state budget. And I will use the savings to reduce state taxes and debt.
If you have family, friends, colleagues in District 39, please reach out to them and ask them to vote for me for Senate on Tuesday. (Column 5 in Bergen County. Row C in Passaic County.) Also ask them to vote for Pete Rohrman for Governor.
My campaign ad in the November 6 issue of Pascack Press, which covers eight towns in District 39 and has a circulation of over 57,000 households and businesses. The ad will also appear in Northern Valley Press.
Many thanks to those who helped me distribute my door hangers to the voters registered as Unaffiliated in District 39 towns: Kenneth Kaplan(Mahwah), Jason McKenna (Oakland), me (Washington Township). Thanks in advance to Pete Rohrman (Ramsey) and Dori Goikhman (Demarest) for their commitment to distribute door hangers in those towns. When done, we will have distributed to 1000 unaffiliated households with over 1600 unaffiliated voters.
Happy to be mentioned in this article as the Libertarian Party candidate for Senate in the 39th district. 45% of the voters in the district are registered as Unaffiliated. This article will help them know that they have a third choice on Tuesday.
Six of the towns are in District 39. Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are willing to control spending. So they can't actually reduce taxes. All they can do is shift the burden around. And once again, District 39 will be a loser.
18 of the 23 towns in District 39, where I am running for state Senate, are on the hook for these payouts. I will fix this, along with the pension system, and use the savings to reduce our state taxes.
The video from tonight's Candidate Forum. If you are interested in just my responses to the questions, fast forward to:
Opening Statement [03:58]
Small Business [14:51 & 22:15]
Education [32:19 & 38:59]
Senior Citizens [45:54]
Why My Party? [57:07]
Closing Statement [1:04:34]
The League of Women Voters District 39 Candidates Forum on October 16 in Westwood. Dems to the Left of me, Repubs to the Right. Many felt I was the best prepared candidate, and gave the clearest, most concise, most well-thought out answers to the questions from the moderator and the audience.
Kudos to Dr. Oz: “The real story is the hypocrisy around medical marijuana,” Oz said as the Fox & Friends hosts appeared stunned. “People say marijuana is a gateway drug to narcotics; it may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic.” See Story.
"Coming on the heels of two of the largest tax increases in state history—lawmakers raised taxes by $1.5 billion in 2011 and then hiked them by another $1.2 billion in 2015—seems to have been too much to ask." Take note New Jerseyians. Phil Murphy's massive tax increase won't solve our problems. And it certainly won't be the last increase, unless we start dealing with our out-of-control spending. He won't. As a state senator, I will.
"It won't cost as much as we originally said." "The federal government pays some of it, so it's really free money." "It's not an expense; it's an investment." Politicians love to feed us these platitudes. Taxpayers know better.
A new report gives New Jersey a grade of “F” for having the worst finances of any state in the nation. The two old parties caused this. Once in the Senate, I will work to fix this.
There are 2.4 million unaffiliated voters in New Jersey, more than affiliate with any political party. Yet an independent candidate has appeared only three times in NJ Gubernatorial debates. This is but another way that the two old, failed parties maintain a stranglehold on the election process, in spite of record dissatisfaction with their performance. See Article.
My Campaign business cards (front and back) have arrived
WNYC's On the Media: This American War on Drugs. A must listen. The sad, sordid history of the criminalization of drugs over the past 100 years. And the role of politicians, law enforcement, and the media in distorting the issue for their personal benefit. As part of my campaign, I support marijuana legalization and an end to the failed war on drugs.
Please donate to my campaign by clicking on: https://www.crowdpac.com/campai…/336082/tosone-for-nj-senate. Unlike the two old parties, I will get very little free media from mainstream newspapers, radio, and TV. And Big Business and Big Labor will direct their money to my two old party opponents. For my message to get out to those looking for a third choice, I need support from you.
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