LAC Endorses Langert For Township Committee – ‘Lends Hand Of Support’ To Coles & Halvorsen

[The following statement was submitted to TLS by the LAC. The views expresses are solely those of the LAC] This Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day. The LAC is proud to endorse our good friend and strong advocate, Mr. Steven Langert for Township Committee.

Steve has shown over the last 3 years that fiscal responsibility is not just a dream but a reality. He has shown that those who doubted whether taxes can ever come down were wrong. He has stood up for what is right, no matter who it was that disagreed with him. Steve is a man of integrity and responsibility. Without Mr. Langert, our taxes would have been 10% higher than what they are today.

The LAC would like to give a lending hand of support to our good friend and ally, Mr. Hal Halverson. Hal joined us in our early quest for fiscal control by joining with the LAC and chairing the first ever Township Budget Committee in 2009. That Committee is credited with bringing most of the ideas which eventually led to reigning in our runaway taxes and those who ran the Township Budget. Hal would be a great asset to the Township Committee.

The LAC would also like to give a lending hand of support to Mr. Ray Coles who has been an early friend of the LAC. It was Mr. Coles who fought for and delivered equal services to all the developments in Lakewood. He corrected a long standing injustice and we salute him for that. Mr. Coles is a respectable candidate who will be there to help our Kehilla whenever he is needed.

The LAC, while committed to electing candidates with a strong background of fiscal responsibility, does not tell anyone who to vote for. Our endorsement is solely a reflection on which candidate will make prudent decisions with our tax dollars. Each Yochid can make his own decision about whether or not this issue is of importance.

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  1. Raitzik regularly votes down budgets. The school budget and the fire budget. On the Municipal Alliance he was very prudent with their budget, too. I trust him to continue tight oversight should he be elected to the Township Committee. I find it disgraceful that the LAC does not mention Raitzik by name as he is living in Westgate, the largest development in Lakewood, and is keen to all the pressing issues of the day. Did you sit down and talk to him, and try to see where he stands on the issues? No. Your endorsement is not worth the paper that it is virtually printed on!! I call on all fair minded residents of Lakewood to vote for the Democratic ticket of Ray and Raitzik for Township Committee. Do the right thing. I still believe in Lakewood, although no longer the LAC.

  2. You state “Raitzik regularly votes down the budgets”

    What on earth are you talking about!?? This is such fabricated nonsense! Please show the board minutes where he voted down a budget!!

  3. Please stop the bickering.
    Upholding up the pieces of our kehilla is what matters.
    Please back whomever you want to.
    I couldn’t care less who the yochid votes for.
    Can’t we all just get along?
    Keep a positive attitude – tracht gut vet zein gut.

  4. Did you read the app article about him? He voted down the fire budget two years ago when it lost by one vote. His wife together with him voted NO and the taxpayers were saved $50,000. He regularly votes against the BOE budget and encourages his friends and neighbors to do the same. Check out the minutes of the Township Committee meeting from last year (’10) when Raitzik speaks out about the fact that he wants there to be this additional oversight to save the taxpayers money. Langert was upset that it was voted down- thought it ‘rediculous’. Raitzik has stated time and again that he has nothing personally against the firefighters or the BOE, but he wants there to be more transparancy and oversight in their budgets, and that is what we the taxpayers get when a budget that is placed on the ballot is voted down. Show some respect to a fine honorable young man and use one of your votes for Moshe Raitzik. You won’t be sorry you did.

  5. You still haven’t shown us (or linked us to) any Board minutes (neither FIRE nor BOE) backing your bogus claim that raitzik cast a vote against their respective budgets.

  6. canard
    so is voting down budgets.
    solutions from Raitzik? I haven’t read one. He seems like a nice guy but that and a yarmulke aint enough to get my vote.

  7. Steve has my vote. And yes I too remember the snow storm, I remember that Lakewood Twp was cleaned and passable faster than Jackson, Brick and Toms River.

  8. Does anybody know what it means “to give a lending hand of support”?
    Has anyone here actually given or received “a lending hand of support” and can please enlighten us?

  9. Well.. there are no “actual” Board Minutes per say.. it’s just that raitzik is now claiming that this is how he voted in private in the voter’s booth.. of course there is no way to prove it, but he’s an honest politician and we should give him the benefit of the doubt.

  10. With the election tomorrow I would like to once n foreall voice my opinion. I respect all the emails that have been circulated, I respect the Vaad coming out with endorsements as they did- but I must tell you Steve Langert will be my choice as well as Hal Halverson. Steve brings stability while Hal brings additional fiscal responsibilty which Lakewood dearly needs. It’s time for a change. New Jersey is changing and so must Lakewood. I hope tomorrow when you go to the ballot box you vote for Lakewood and not speciality groups. We are one town, make your voice heard.

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