"FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN" ORDINARY, COMMON WOMEN and MEN, I ask you for your vote, please.
My Agenda as MAYOR I don't come to office with a specific agenda, other than fulfilling the role with professionalism and dignity. I think that was a strength of former Mayor Reid. As a teacher, he raised a generation of Middletowners, and he represented everyone. I am really not part of the various angry, quarrelsome factions you find among the small group of political junkies in this town, and I'm not on anybody's side in particular. I'm going to do what I can to lift everyone up. The mayor does have some legal authority over the police, and there my agenda is to conduct diligent and thoughtful oversight, helping them to be their best and to come home safe every night to the people they love. Generally, I have pro-police, pro-civil-order inclinations. On Hazelwood Ave in Newark NJ, where I lived birth through 5th grade, a big, strong Italian motorcycle cop lived on the corner a few houses away, and across the street from him was John Murphy, a big kid in my brother's class, who became a policeman. And, in the Spring of 5th grade I had a great experience being on The Little League and our two managers were guess what? Newark policeman. That they took out time in their lives to perform that unpaid service for us youth, that appreciation never left me. My mother's cousin's brother was a Jersey City cop. I remember he took his son and my cousin and me on a police-sponsored trip to see a New York Yankee's game. Those memories never leave you. In fact, they become more meaningful as you mature. Scroll Down To Top
Service AGGRESSION HOSTILITY AMBITION So, there's plenty of aggression, hostility and ambition to be found in politics. We must remember that THE PEOPLE EXPECT US TO SERVE THEM, to serve THEIR needs. They don't care about our ambitions and our knife-wielding intrigues. Whether a Republican with a mentality of order or a Democrat with a heart of compassion, We are elected to SERVE THE COMMUNITY 1. Some people work, and come home to family. 2. Some people Dance. 3. Some people Sing. 4. Some people go to church a lot. 5. And some people join political groups and express rage and anger all the time. These middletown political junkies comprise less than 1% of the population (maybe 0.2%) I am respectfully seeking the votes of the first four, above. For those of you political junkies in group 5, who could have run but didn't, that would have been more honorable than attacking, slandering, and trying to entrap me now. It's a test of character, you see. I did it the right way. You're doing it the wrong way. Scroll Down To Top
Democrats And Republicans So, Democrats see that I say "I wrote the script for the Rush Limbaugh program", and they get outraged. It doesn't mean that I supported the mean-spirited blowhard. It means that he imitated me. That's what happened. And what I did was in the best liberal tradition. I stood up for Free Speech, in 1982, just a decade and a half after the liberals' Free Speech Movement at Berkeley. A decade and a half later, liberals were the ones quashing free speech, with political correctness. And Republicans? Well, they brook no dissent, and lack the professionalism to acknowledge others' contributions. It's all about them at the top. Elitist and hierarchical, they expect obedience and conformity. Like a military organization, they expect few at the top, and many at the bottom, obeying. They conveniently overlook the fact that I wrote the script that limbaugh followed, and that limbaugh was the leader of Republicans for two decades or more. In fact, Republicans, I am your leader. So, trying to please Democrats or Republicans is futile. Instead, I hope to please the people, and serve THEM. Scroll Down To Top
Work Experiences In 1982 I wrote the script for the Rush Limbaugh program when I established a student publication at sac state and wrote Newsletters for 7 weeks or so. Teaching and Truck Driving have been the usual employment for decades Besides 4 years assigned to the USS Enterprise (job title Engineman) a few other things I've done, which might be of interest, are Joined the Volunteer Fire Department in Knights Landing, CA Worked a summer on Wall Street at Merrill Lynch brokerage Worked a summer at AVCO Embassy Pictures in Midtown Manhattan on 6th Ave (there, I had the interesting honor of delivering a film to Sophia Loren at her 5th Ave hotel room) And, of course, youth jobs such as selling newspapers on the corner of Sanford Ave and South Orange Ave, Newark Brief Biography To Top
Brief Biography Education Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School; Vailsburg Section, Newark NJ St Peters Prep; Jersey City, NJ Courses at 5 colleges, then B.A. UC Davis, CA McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento CA Teaching Credentials from University of The Pacific, Stockton CA Various courses continuing education through the years Sporty Things Ran a Marathon Biked a 100-Mile Bike Race Skydived about a dozen or 20 times Climbed Half Dome at Yosemite twice Learned to ski on Mount Alyeska, Girdwood AK Learned to sing and dance at The Last Frontier Bar, Anchorage AK (2-step, waltz, merengue, kinda rusty been a while) Military US Navy, USS Enterprise Engineering Dept, 4 years (9 months living in Philippines) Army Reserves, Army National Guard, Alaska Air National Guard (Engineering Aide) Single One wonderful daughter and son-in-law, 2 beautiful granddaughters To Top To Top