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What The Voters Seem To Want

Because I work full time and have kids who don’t drive yet, I haven’t been able to visit nearly as many voters as my running mate or my opponents.  But I have been to enough houses to make some general observations on what the electorate seems to want from it’s officials.

The folks that live in flood-prone areas want the floods gone.  The folks that live in drunk-prone areas want the drunks gone.  The folks with kids want us to improve the grammar school and provide more choices for high schools.  One person wanted the banquet hall.  Nobody asked for an amphitheater.

And nobody asked me to please increase the debt.

I’m sure they are telling my running-mate Tom Burke pretty much the same thing, but I guess they must be telling the Democrats that they want banquet halls, amphitheaters and debt.



  1. Tom Burke wrote:

    Yes, I do concur Dave, I have been getting pretty much the same feedback and reception. I was astonished the other evening when one of the Councilwomen said that she had been pretty much all over town and how positive people are with what the Mayor and Council are doing. I was so astonished by this remark (as it is totally opposite of what you and I are hearing)that I really had to wonder where exactly she did go. I did notice when she and one of the Democrat candidates were on my street, that they passed my house all together, maybe they are only going to houses where they know people are their supporters. That would account for that particular councilwoman having talked to people “all over town”. As you and I know, if you do in fact talk to and listen to the voters of Belmar, that it takes a lot of time. I, for one, will need almost everyday from now to election day to talk with those I have not yet
    reached out to……BUT- The Feedback is Fantastic.

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 6:26 am | Permalink
  2. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    I agree gentleman. When I went around Rhode Island Point with the two voter petitions, I realized that residents wanted to be heard. It was great to really meet my neighbors and hear their concerns. When an older couple on L Street said that the now have to get flood insurance and find someone reputable to do an elevation study, I gave them the person I used and went online and created a list of all property owners in the L-Street Flood Area. I too believe in ” community first and tourism second.”

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

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