SOUTH AMBOY– Democrats running for Mayor and City Council have walked a combined total of 200 miles while knocking on doors and visiting voters in South Amboy.
“One of the things I learned in life is the value of hard work and tenacity,” Council President Fred Henry said. “Talking to citizens who do not often have a chance to discuss matters directly with elected officials helps give me a better sense what people need and want.”
Henry says that he has shaken the hand of more than a thousand homeowners in the last two months. “I’m overwhelmed by the encouragement I’ve received during my campaign,” Henry said. “It’s obvious that South Amboy residents appreciate hard work, and the people I’ve met have been very responsive to my goal of advancing development in our city.”
“I’m not going to rest until I’ve introduced myself to every homeowner in the city,” said council candidate Mickey Gross. “I want residents to know just how dedicated I am to working hard for them on City Council.”
Councilmen Joseph Connors and Donald Applegate said despite having sore feet, they feel insights gained through personal contact with voters is worth it. “We get to see a lot of longtime friends and meet new residents, which is valuable,” said Connors. “People often supply great ideas, which we have employed to address problems.”
Applegate, who was appointed to replace the late Russell Stillwagon, is unopposed in his bid for a full term representing the Third Ward.
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