VILLAS -- Dozens of Lower Township Republicans have taken to the streets of the township to campaign for Erik Simon-sen for mayor, Kevin Lare for deputy mayor and Walt Craig for Ward 2 Council.
“We ordered 6,000 door hangers and we just had to order more,” said Simonsen. “I couldn’t be prouder of the men and women of the Lower Township Regular Republican Organization and the job they have done in this campaign. Even while being personally attacked by Mike Beck and Norris Clark, they have kept their heads held high and continued to carry our message of putting the peoples’ priorities above Beck and Clark’s plans for out of control government spending.”
Candidates Simonsen, Lare and Craig have been going door-to-door and attending local events with Republican volunteers. On recent Saturdays, more than 30 volunteers have shown up at the Republican headquarters on Bayshore Road in Villas to hit the streets for the ticket.
“The level of support we’ve had from our volunteers has been overwhelming,” said Lare. “When you begin you often wonder if your campaign can capture the imagination of the people and draw them to volunteer. We have been very fortunate to have scores of Lower Township residents turn out to support us.”
Lare pointed to the positive message that the Simonsen, Lare, Craig ticket has been sending in stark contrast to the mudslinging, negative campaign of Mike Beck and Norris Clark, as the main reason so many people are supporting the Republican ticket.
Lare added, “The Beck and Clark campaign has one message, ‘We hate Republicans.’ That is not a positive message for the people of Lower Township. We have a message of fiscal responsibility and tax restraint. Voters are really responding positively to that.”
Ward 2 candidate Walt Craig was also thankful for the support of Republican elected officials and candidates from outside the Township.
“It was a great honor to walk door-to-door with Congressman LoBiondo,” said Craig. “He has been here on more than one occasion. We’ve also walked the town with Freeholders Sue Sheppard and Len Desiderio. The response at the doors has been overwhelmingly positive. We want to rebuild Lower Township’s reputation as a positive partner with local, county and state government.”
Election day is Nov. 6, and Simonsen, Lare and Craig expect to be knocking on doors right up to the very end.
“People want to see you face to face and hear what you are going to do to keep taxes low and look out for seniors, veterans and families,” Simonsen said. “The people of Lower Township have been thanking us for running a campaign on the issues that matter most to them as opposed to the mudslinging of our opponents. I look forward to personally talking to as many Lower Township voters as possible before Election Day.”
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