I was canvassing last night in Linwood and I met a man who was listed as “unaffiliated”. So I introduced myself as the Democratic Freeholder candidate for the 2nd district. His response was, “I don’t vote for Democrats. All they do is tax and spend.” He then complained about his property taxes and I asked him if he realized both the county and his town are run by Republicans and have been for some time. He then complained about the gas tax. I informed him this was enacted during the Christie administration. Then I asked him if he was benefitting from the president’s tax cuts and he said no, not yet. And I told him he would be hurt even more because of the caps on property taxes when he filed his tax returns. He really didn’t have an answer for that. i asked if he knew who is current freeholder was and he did not. I told him if he voted for me I guarantee he will know who I am because I’m running for the people of this district. I do not know whether I changed his mind but I sure hope I opened his eyes to reality. I truly cannot understand people who are voting directly against their own self-interest. All I ask is for people to be open minded. If you are unhappy with the way things are then use your vote to change them regardless of party!