A Statement From West New York Forward Regarding Petition Legitimacy
West New York, N.J. – The West New York Forward Team has always and will always stand for the residents of our town. We are proud of the efforts we have made during the petition period and have had the opportunity to meet thousands of West New York residents and business leaders who support our vision for a Better West New York.
Our opponents should know that our state statute only requires that the town clerk validate 241 petitions for each candidate to reach the threshold to appear on the ballot. Thinking of our public resources, our team thought it was prudent to deliver enough valid petitions to ensure our candidates are valid to run for public office.
Wanting to protect their privacy, it was also unnecessary and not required to reveal thousands of private citizens’ personal information who support our team but are fearful of retaliation by our counterparts. Making our supporters’ information public may expose them to a vulnerability that we would prefer to avoid.
Our Team for a Better West New York will continue our outreach throughout this campaign to make sure that we reach every resident and ensure their voices are heard. We will continue to focus on issues that really matter and will have an impact on the lives of the residents we serve. Our goal is to create more accessibility to the Mayor`s Office, provide crucial parking relief, build a state-of-the-art recreation center for the residents of our community, and other initiatives that we will be announcing in the near future.
Those are the topics we should be discussing, not frivolous comments that are going to bring bad light to our community. Let’s hope we can stick to the issues that will focus on what is best for the residents of West New York.