Atlantic Highlands Mayor Fred Rast Encourages Republicans and Independent Voters To Vote For Lou Fligor on June 2
Dear Citizens of Atlantic Highlands,
Over the past seven years that I have been your Mayor, I have made sure that politics played a very small role in operating our town. The successes we have had during these years are 100% due to the fact that I, as Mayor, and most of our Council, have worked together to protect and enhance our town.
I have also never allowed political interference in my appointments and actions. As a matter of fact, approximately half of my appointments have been people who are not registered Republicans.
The County, as is their prerogative, have chosen to support the request of the Atlantic Highlands Chair of the Republican Party to place Jack Archibald as the “Party Line Candidate”. The vote of the local Republican Committee between Lou and Jack was a split vote of 4 to 4. We believe the people should have a choice so the Atlantic Highlands Republican party will have a primary on June 2, 2015.
Lou Fligor is his own man. He is the most dedicated public servant of the people of our town, a champion of our town’s people. He has led the battle to force the Gas Company’s clean-up operations. He spearheaded the committee to dissolve the Atlantic Highlands/Highlands Regional Sewer Authority, which has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last year alone. Lou is the person we all see working for our town 365 days a year, not just during election time. He is a self-made man, who keeps his actions above political considerations. He is a true, loyal friend to all of our town’s people. Lou wants the job, not just the title as Mayor.
Lou needs your support to continue the progress made while he has been a Councilman. You need to vote for him in the Primary on June 2nd, 2015, the future of our community depends on it.
I have been told that the Republican Chair of Atlantic Highlands has been giving out false information to people in order to discourage them from voting in the Primary.
Here is the Law: (NJSA 19:23-45)
1. Voters who have never voted in a Primary and who have not registered themselves as Republican or Democrat may vote on Primary Day, June 2nd, 2015.
Go into the voting poll location and declare you are going to vote in the Republican Primary. Anytime after the voting date, you can revert back to Undeclared or Democrat status by coming into Borough Hall and filling out a simple form with the Borough Clerk.
- Voters who are “Declared Voters” Democrat and Republican: Any registered Republican can vote in the Primary. Democrats who did not change their registration to Republican by April 8th are not eligible to vote in the Republican Primary.
- Then, the Democrats’ and Undeclared, affiliation is changed to Republican so they can Support Lou in the Primary. Immediately after the Primary, the person can change their registration back to Democrat or Undeclared if they desire.
Source: Government, N. (n.d.). NJSA 19:23-45. Requirements for voting in primary elections; affiliation: Retrieved from http://www.nj.gov/state/dos_statutes-elections-1-29.shtml#ele_19_23_45
I encourage you to vote for Lou Fligor in the Primary Election on June 2nd, 2015. Lou wants the job, not just the title.
Frederick J. Rast III