Ravi Bhalla – Tomorrow vote for Kurt Gardiner

From the desk of  Democrats for Honest Government Ravi Bhalla:

Dear Horsey,
I write to offer support and an endorsement
of my good friend, Kurt Gardiner, for county Freeholder for the 5th
District, which includes Hoboken and portions of Jersey City Heights.
When Mayor Dawn Zimmer and I first
ran for elective office, we were not politicians, but rather citizens sincerely
concerned about the direction of Hoboken, and wanted to serve to make positive
change for our community.  Last Friday’s
sale of the Hoboken University Medical Center is just one example of how
regular people focused solely on Hoboken’s best interests, can bring their
respective talents to the table and achieve historic change for the City of
Hoboken.  It is also an example of how an
ordinary person with extraordinary determination – Mayor Zimmer – brought together
like-minded residents to successfully work for the greater good of Hoboken.
We must also remember that Hoboken
is not an island unto itself.  A large
portion of our tax levy is County taxes that are impacted by the decisions of
our county legislators, also known as Freeholders.  It is important for us to understand the
impact that policies at the county and state level have on Hoboken, and for
well intentioned and talented residents in Hoboken to step up and run for
elective office not just at the local level, but at the county and state level
as well.
Kurt Gardiner is one of those
persons and I humbly request you cast your ballot for Kurt tomorrow.  For as long as I have known Kurt, he has been
an honest, thoughtful, and humorous straight-shooter.  Kurt does not pull any punches, even with
me.  There have been times where Kurt has
disagreed with a position I have taken, and he never hesitates to call me and
express his disagreement.  Kurt is a
courageous man who I believe has the intelligence, energy and ability to stand
up to business as usual at the county level and advocate for the best interests
of Hoboken and Jersey City residents.
My endorsement of Kurt is not a
reflection of my views of our current Freeholder, Anthony Romano.  For as long as I have known him, Freeholder
Romano has been a professional and true gentlemen in all of our
interactions.  Freeholder Romano works very
hard and I sincerely believe also has the best intentions of the residents of
the 5th District.  So you have
two good candidates to choose from.
At this time in Hoboken’s history,
however, our interests would be better served through the election of a
qualified candidate emerging from outside the confines of traditional
Democratic county politics.  That person
is Kurt Gardiner and I sincerely hope you will cast your vote for him tomorrow.
Ravi S. Bhalla
Democrats for Honest Government

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