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.