Letter to the Editor: Julie Blake speaks for herself

Letter to the Editor: Julie Blake speaks for herself


To the Editor:

This year’s Republican candidate for Hopewell Township Committee, Ed “Jack” Jackowski, has set a record for silence in a campaign. Entering at the last minute well after the primary, he has remained largely silent, allowing a few surrogates to speak on his behalf. 

By all accounts he is a nice person. But the past few months have shown him to have very few, if any thoughts of his own.

Refusing to issue more than a handful of letters (only one so far) is no way to inform voters. How does he expect voters to know what he stands for? A candidate needs to say what he plans to do, and not depend on others to speak for him.

And his uninformed performance at the League of Women Voters forum placed his ignorance of  Township issues on full display.

Julie Blake is the opposite. She is incredibly well-informed and goes out of her way to talk with people and explain her positions. No one speaks for her. She speaks for herself. Watch the debate to see and hear for yourself.

The Republican candidate deserves credit for throwing his hat into the ring. Few people do. But he did himself no favors by refusing to speak to the voters and by offering no constructive plans for the future.

Please vote for Julie Blake on November 6.

Ken Zeldis,

Pennington, NJ

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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