Monday, April 03 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : Monday, April 03 2023
Red Bank Together Candidates Drive Message of Collaboration, Competence and Professionalism at League of Women Voters Candidates' Forum
April 3, 2023 – Red Bank Together, the only non-partisan ticket running in the upcoming May 9 special election, decisively delivered on their vision to work together across party lines during a virtual candidates discussion hosted by the League of Women Voters Monday evening.
Led by Independent Mayoral candidate Tim Hogan, the Red Bank Together candidates outlined a clear and concise vision to bring the Borough Council into alignment with voter preferences by outlining the importance of ending one-party rule and working towards the middle to find solutions to issues facing Red Bank, including traffic, parking, senior and affordable housing, taxes, open space, neighborhood preservation and overall quality of life.
Acknowledging the voters’ decisive rejection of partisan elections in last November’s general election, Red Bank Together Mayoral candidate Tim Hogan said, “It’s time to put one-party rule aside and concentrate on serving our town, not outside interests. My 40-year career as a healthcare administrator has given me the exact skill set to work in a collaborative and professional manner to achieve tangible, real results.”
Council Candidate Linda Hill echoed Hogan’s commitment to civility and collaboration, saying, “My professional success comes from knowing how to get things done. I respect and value our residents and pledge to improve our core services, improve our quality of life and create a stable financial future.”
Borough Council president Michael Ballard reminded voters of his success in rehabilitating the Senior Center with minimum borrowing while simultaneously increasing Red Bank’s riverfront open space and strenuously fighting a Covid-era tax increase supported by the former majority. “I believe this type of fearless leadership is what Red Bank deserves,” he said.
Newly elected councilmember John Jackson pledged to continue to put Red Bank’s interests over outside commercial interference saying if reelected his governing mandate will be “collaborative, flexible and prioritizing Red Bank.”
First term councilmember Jacqueline Sturdivant asked voters to allow her the opportunity to complete the outstanding items on her 2021 campaign’s 10-point pledge including updating the Borough’s DPW facilities, preserving open spaces and refurbishing Marine Park. “I’ve accomplished a great deal in the 14 months I’ve served. I’m asking you to reelect me so I can continue to keep my promises to the voters.”
Council candidate Sean Murphy emphasized his lifelong roots in Red Bank, stating “I was born and raised here and I want to ensure that my four children can have the opportunity to raise their families in Red Bank as well.
And documentary filmmaker and first time Council candidate Erin Fleming spoke of the abundant natural resources surrounding Red Bank saying “Let’s look toward our natural resources as a way to improve our quality of life. I think most of the issues surrounding quality of life in town could be alleviated with increased enforcement.”
Learn more about Red Bank Together, attend a future event, or support their run for office by visiting their website https://redbanktogether.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RedBankTogetherNJ.
CONTACT: Marybeth Maida - Campaign Manager : firstname.lastname@example.org / 732-778-2090
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