LINDEN — James D. Moore, a former councilman and school board member who headed the 10th Ward Democratic Club for many years, says he is considering a return to politics as his March 1 retirement as a state Parole Board hearing officer nears.
“Linden needs to move forward and as an experienced Democratic official who has been out of public office for the past 18 years, I am well-equipped to help lead that progress,” said Moore. “The current logjam in City Hall is a result of political obstructionism and it is hurting the taxpaying residents of our city.”
Moore said he will be a candidate in the Democratic primary election, because someone should work to create jobs, to stop wasting tax money on excessive government salaries and to make the city safer from crime.
“In recent years, the unemployment rate here tripled and hundreds of working families have lost their homes to foreclosure,” said Moore. “People need good jobs now and we have to stop paying political insiders two or three times what the average homeowner earns by working.”
Moore noted that some City Council members are currently arguing to renew the contract for one of three part time attorneys whose Linden salary is about equal to his full time earnings as a primary level supervisor at the state Parole Board.
“The amount of money being wasted in City Hall is insane,” said Moore. “I labored every day for 32 years to work my way up to that pay scale, but there are plenty of people working hard for a third of that amount.”
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