Petitioning Lakewood NJ Fire Commission, Ocean Cty Supr Ct (Judge Craig Wellerson), NJ Dep Attny Gen Geo Cohen

Demand Lakewood Fire Commissioner Special Run-off Election Now!

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For the first time in history, there has been a tie in the Lakewood, NJ Fire Commissioner election. Because there is no statute or procedure in place defining how to handle this situation, the process has become cumbersome and costly to taxpayers. By being referred to the Ocean County Superior Court, the completion of the appointments to the Fire Commission is delayed. An official court-ordered recount confirmed the tie-vote, and now more time and money is being spent on further hearings before arriving at a resolution.
The common sense approach is to have the two tied candidates face off in a Special Run-off Election. Instead, there have been hearings wasting not only the court’s time, but taxpayer dollars in court costs (Ocean County tax dollars) and legal fees (NJ tax dollars involving the Attorney General’s office and Lakewood taxpayers for Fire Commission attorney fees). And still there is no decision!
Tell Judge Wellerson, the Fire Commission and Deputy Attorney General Cohen that Lakewood, Ocean County and NJ taxpayers do not want their tax dollars wasted on needless litigation and legal posturing. The voters of Lakewood should decide a tied election – not attorneys and the courts!
Sign the petition today to put a stop to this delay and ask that Lakewood hold a run-off election for Fire Commissioner now!

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