Westampton Republicans won't get his vote:
Bogus information about John
Wisniewski, who is running for the Westampton Township Committee as a Democrat,
was brought to my attention just a few hours before the committee meeting on
Sept. 19 by a Republican committee member.
As a lifelong Democrat and
community leader in Westampton, I am man enough to publicly apologize to
Wisniewski for any involvement or any part I played in that accusation.
I have lived in Westampton for
almost 35 years, and Democrats have controlled the committee for at least the
last 15 years. This was nothing more than an attempt by the Republicans to
assassinate this man’s character to gain township control.
I am a registered Democrat, but I
also believe in voting for the person who is best qualified for the position,
whether they are Democrat, Republican or independent. In the past, I have voted
for former Republican Mayor Harry Adams because he was a real mayor for the
people, regardless of political party choice, where you lived, what job you had
or what color you were.
Today, I support U.S. Sen. Cory
Booker, D-N.J.; Congressman Tom MacArthur, R-3rd of Toms River; state Sen.
Diane Allen, R-7th of Edgewater Park; and Assemblyman Troy Singleton, D-7th of
Palmyra. These people are for real, and they play no silly games with people’s
I have a skin condition from
exposure to Agent Orange when I was in the Army, stationed in Korea, and I have
had very positive results from Booker and Singleton in helping me and
supporting me with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
MacArthur is very instrumental
when it comes to supporting veterans and their family problems. He also has
helped many veterans, including myself. Allen works very hard every day to help
everybody who lives in her district when they need it. These are the people who
have my respect.
In closing, I would not vote for
one of the current 10-cent, cutthroat Westampton Republicans if someone paid
me. Their only concern is about power, not the residents’ best interests.
Garfield Harper Jr.