29 Days

I am entering the long home stretch of this campaign and it is still an uphill battle.  I’m out there talking to constituents, listening to their concerns, and now more than ever it is so important that we win this seat on the Freeholder Board.

I’ve been running a very lean campaign (as many of you may have seen through my Facebook posts and videos) but that is the way I will also run the county.  I do not have the war chests that my Republic opponent has – I do not pay canvassers or phone bankers and have not hosted and paid a venue for any kind of fundraisers.  All the money I raised for my campaign has been truly grass roots with the help of supporters willing to host fundraisers.  While I’ve been pinching every penny, the final sprint will cost money – money for advertising; money for mailers; and money to get to the finish line.

ANYTHING you can contribute I can assure you will be put to good use – now and when I’m elected.  I would love nothing better than to prove to my Republican opponent that sincerity, passion and determination will win this election NOT who has the most money.

Author: Maureen Leidy

I am a proud resident of Ventnor and a member of the Ventnor Democrats and the South Jersey Democratic Women’s Forum. I am a single mother of four adult children, and grandmother to seven. When I am not working, I’m either calling my congressmen, signing petitions or marching in the streets. When I was approached to run, my inclination was to decline, but my daughter bluntly told me, “Put your money where your mouth is. If you don’t run, you are a hypocrite.” As much as I hated to admit it, she was right. So I am running to give a voice to those Atlantic County residents, who, like myself live paycheck to paycheck; who have struggled with the disease of addiction in their family; who have nowhere to turn when they are facing abuse and harassment. I am running to keep our beaches clean and our roads free of flooding. I am running to ensure your children and grandchildren can go to school without fear and receive a quality education. I am running so that my daughters and yours have access to Planned Parenthood. I am running so that all of us, male or female, are treated fairly and paid equally in the workplace. I know it’s an uphill battle, but I’ve always been a fighter. I will fight for your vote and I will fight for the ideals and values that the people of Atlantic County believe in – a safe, affordable community that we are proud to call home.

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