Democrats Call for Debate

Press Release

Democrats call for debate between Hammonton Candidates

Club is not running candidates this year, calls for debate to help voters make an educated choice between Republican and Hammonton First Slates and extends an offer to host.

Hammonton, September 6, 2013:  The Hammonton Democrat Club Vice President Jim Scarpato called for a debate between the Republican and Hammonton First slate of candidates today.  “While our club is still in the process of reforming and is not running a slate for local office, we regularly discuss local issues and believe it would be in the best interest of all voters and especially our undecided registered Democrats to have an opportunity to hear from all of the candidates in a debate forum.”

“In some election years there have been debates and other recent years the plans for such a public dialogue have fallen apart for a number of reasons.  We believe a debate would benefit all during this crucial election for the future of Hammonton and are committed to helping voters make an informed choice.  The club will do what it can to facilitate bringing both slates to the debate forum” said Scarpato.

The Hammonton Democrat Club is ready to work with whatever media, education or civic organizations are willing to step up and facilitate a debate.  Our Club President James Schroeder, Esq., a local attorney and pastor of Crossroads Church in Shamong is willing to serve as moderator if acceptable to the candidates.  Jim is a municipal prosecutor and former committeeman in Shamong before choosing to relocate his family to Hammonton several years ago.

Second Vice President Nick Polito, also in favor of debate added, “At the end of the day the important thing is for the candidates to articulate their position on the issues and engage the voting public.  Debate is a good way to see how a candidate will look up on the Dias as a member of our local elected body.  We hope the leadership of both parties strongly consider our offer to assist them and the voters make the best choice for Hammonton in November.”