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Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Dems head into final stretch with community breakfast Saturday

Heading into the home stretch.

Plainfield's New Democrats head into the June Primary campaign's home stretch with a community breakfast at their headquarters this Saturday morning at 11:00 AM.

The New Dems have three candidates running in the June 3 primary opposite a team fielded by Assemblyman Jerry Green.

Rebecca Williams, running for re-election to the Wards 2/3 at-large seat heads up the ticket with running mates Charles McRae (for Ward 3) and Emmett Swan (for Ward 1).

Rebecca, whose sometimes fiery rhetoric has scorched Green on more than one occasion, needs no introduction to Plainfielders. A longtime community activist, she is well-known throughout the city.

Rebecca's most recent foray was to box the Council into renewing the PILOT for Liberty Village, exposing Councilor Gloria Taylor's willingness to play 'dirty politics' to recklessly expose the Liberty Village tenants to being put out on the street.

Charles McRae is a longtime resident and activist in the Third Ward who has served as head of the Cedar Brook Block Association and also on the Citizens Budget Advisory Committee for a number of years.

Emmett Swan, a financial and tax expert at PSE&G, is a relatively new Plainfielder and got his feet wet in organizing owners of condo units in former Mayor Robinson-Briggs' flawed Monarch condo development to demand the builder fulfill terms of the original deal with the city. Looking around, he saw that nothing had been done by incumbent Councilor Bill Reid to improve the lot of First Ward residents -- especially the long-stalled business district on East Second Street.

The entire community is invited to come out and meet and mingle with the candidates Saturday, beginning at 11:00 AM. There will be opportunities to volunteer for various activities as the campaign heads into its final week.

New Democrats for Plainfield headquarters is at 508-B Watvhung Avenue, directly across from City Hall and adjacent to the City Hall Annex. Parking available on the street and in nearby parking areas.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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Bob said...

Let's kick some old dem butt and get some responsible, new dem, people in office!