PHOTOS & VIDEO: Lakewood Establishments Welcome Governor Christie – Pledge Support for 4 More Years

VIDEO & PHOTOS [UPDATED 1 AM] Lakewood establishments warmly welcomed Governor Chris Christie today in Lakewood, and pledged to stand behind him for another four years as Governor.

After an hour-long meeting with the seniors at the Fairways, the Governor made his way to Toras Aron where hundreds – including children, businessmen and officials were waiting to greet him.

Addressing the large crowd were the school’s Dean, Rabbi Shlomo Chaim Kanarek, Rabbi Moshe Zev Weisberg and Mayor Albert Akerman.

In a unanimous message to the Governor, the speakers praised him for his strong support of school vouchers, his moral beliefs which he shares with the Jewish community in Lakewood and for his strong leadership in general.

The messages delivered were clear and unified – they will support the Governor for four more years during the upcoming election – something rarely done this early in the race.

Following the introductions, the Governor took the podium to thank the community for their strong voter turnout four years ago, and for their show of support for the upcoming elections.

The Governor ended his brief address by reitterating his committment to continue fighting for Lakewood and all of the State – every day he’s in office.

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  1. I stopped by to see the governor – I waited and waited……and waited and when I couldn’t no more, I did what many others did -just left.

  2. the governor wasn’t sitting in any traffic, he has police escorts. Funny, the police are good enough to give him his fancy escorts. Did anyone ask him about the letter full of (moderated) he wrote to police and fire fighters when he (moderated) them to get their vote??. He didn’t get my vote last time and he won’t get it again.

  3. Mr. Christie is one of the few politicians in this COUNTRY that say things the way they are and simply don’t flinch no matter the consequences.

  4. I think Christie has done a fabulous job therefore will get my vote again. My only issue with the Governor is the allocation of state funds. If Lakewood is not given there fair share of funds as other cities, ( Newark, Jersey City, Camden, Paterson, Asbury Park) taxes in Lakewood will have to go up. There is just no way around it

  5. I thought the Gov was coming to the fairways to hear senior citizen concerns exp: traffic road conditions property taxes, quality of life , restricting over building Route 9 congestion, The Hasid community turned out instead, their not senior citizens !

  6. No vote from me, hes not a conservative and really hasnt accomplished much, take away his microphone there really isnt anything to him, hes a rabid anti gun gov. who refuses to meet the president of NJ2AS amid all this gun legislation, he doesnt even want to hear from the people he governs, like a dictator. thats just plain wrong thats what the Democrats do. and next the way he hugs up to obama, after sandy i gave him a drop of leeway because he wanted to get money for the state but no excuse now when unequivocally endorses obamacare for N.J hes no different than a liberal democrat

  7. No vote from me either…. Town hall meetings at 12:45 in the afternoon. The regular working people cannot attend and voice their opinions, due to this terrible economy in this state we live. Were the real topics addressed??? Read between the lines, ok? Bet they weren’t.

  8. The real Lakewood action yesterday at 1:00 PM was not at all in Lakewood, but in Trenton at the Joint Legislative Committee on Public Schools hearings on Virtual Charters.

    A community member who also teaches at Lakewood High School testified as to the need in Lakewood for a virtual charter school. But the legislators were not so interested fixing Lakewood with a charter. They wondered why the district can’t help our kids access education and bridge the gap between our community and the public school community.

    Co-Chair Senator Ronald RIce of Essex County promised to make contacts with other legislators after hearing his vision while Co-Chair Assemblywoman Wagner found sympathy with opening the public schools to our kids for vocational and professional courses in the evening. Senator Greenstein asked why nothing has happened as of yet.

    Rabbi Lang did not go to Trenton to talk about the district. He is prepared to submit an application for a Lakewood Charter to the NJDOE, but the conversation quickly turned to Lakewood High School.

    When will the people of Lakewood realize that the legislature is more opposed to vouchers and other private solutions than our own BOE is interested in solving the tuition crisis and fixing our district?

    I hope our own elected officials care enough about our own future to seize the moment. Rabbi Lang is just a teacher and has no influence. He cannot even get an audience with BOE members. But he has a cause, and his cause is just.

  9. Did he stop by Tent City while he was here? Did he even drive by to see the other NJ citizens of his and how they are living? Did he use his persuasive powers to influence the residents to move on to better housing that has been offered to them? Broker a deal with the Rev perhaps?

    Did he walk around Clover street or MLK to speak to NJ citizens living there about their concerns?

    Or did he just stop by Lakewood and meet with those who have bigger check books?

  10. Did he stop by the public schools, when he came in the summer his comment was they were closed, but they were in session yesterday? Oh he didn’t he wouldn’t want to lose votes from the community. Politics and photo ops as usual.

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