The Lakewood Vaad this afternoon made endorsements for the upcoming General Election.
The Vaad provided TLS with the following statement:
“As we approach another Election Day, it is again time to make the effort to please VOTE.
A strong turn out and ACHDUS is vitally important, to assure that the basic needs of the Kehilla are a strong priority with our elected officials.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th. Please take a few minutes to vote at your regular polling places. If you received a Vote-By-Mail Ballot, please fill it out and drop in the mail or drop it off at a Secure Ballot Drop Box location near you by November 8th. Please note: If you received a Vote-By-Mail Ballot, you will NOT be able to vote at your polling location, you must mail it back or vote provisional.
Many government officials on the Federal, County, and local levels of government have proven their long-term friendship to the Kehilla by providing essential leadership and support to our Kehilla, Mosdos HaChinuch, Chessed organizations and Yichidim by going the extra mile while coping with a range of issues and challenges.
This year’s recommended candidates deserve our staunch support as well as a strong Hakoras Hatov!
Congressman Chris Smith, our long-time Congressman, is a blessing to our Kehilla. His principled and moral stand on family values, in championing – often single-handedly – the freedom for our Jewish brothers and sisters in hostile countries, and his office’s assistance in navigating governmental bureaucracy in a myriad of individual situations clearly sets him apart for our enthusiastic support.
Sheriff Mike Mastronardy, the Ocean County Sheriff, has proven to be an outstanding friend to the Kehilla. He has been there – time and time again – in happy times and sad, to ensure that our community is safe and that our values are respected. Whether it’s Kedushas Mameis, additional patrols for special occasions and Yom Tovim, sensitivity during tragedies r”l, (and a host of other accommodations) he has always been there and he deserves a strong Yasher Koach at the polls.
Commissioners “Ginny” Haines and “Jack” Kelly, (previously known as Freeholders) have been strong supporters of County-administered Social Services, including mental health, Kosher-Meals-on-Wheels and other Senior Services. They have earned and deserve our support.
Lakewood Committeeman Albert Akerman, a Kehilla member who has been helpful over many years, deserves our continued support
After a discussion with the Igud Hamosdos, it is very clear that Schools Board Members Meir Grunhut, Issac Zlatkin, Shloime Stern (3 Year Term) and Eliyahu Greenwald (1 Year Term) are all strong supporters of our Mosdos, are there for all of Lakewood’s children, and have earned our endorsement and support.
Fire Commissioner Larry Loigman has served the community well and we recommend him for re-election.”