Letter: Back Stokes for Freeholder

I support Steve Stokes in the freeholder race for District 4 (Galloway Township, Absecon, Brigantine and Port Republic).

Rich Dase Jr. is a nice enough guy but he has served on the freeholder board for almost 10 years with nothing to show for it. Time and again he has supported the county’s uncheck-ed spending habits while taxes continue to rise. Further, I can’t remember the last time he actually had his own resolution or ordinance up for a vote.

We need actual leadership. Stokes honorably served the nation for 22 years in the Army, including tours in Iraq and at the Pentagon. Now, he’s a union carpenter, whose sole responsibility is to put his members to work. That’s the kind of can-do attitude and fresh new voice needed at the county level.

In this election, we need to move out the old and put in the new. People should disregard party affiliation and vote for the person who won’t just be a rubberstamp for business as usual, and even worse spending as usual.

Jerry Savell

Galloway Township

The Press of Atlantic City, 10-6-2016