Written by the Point Pleasant Boro GOP:
The “Republicans for Point Pleasant” organization convened for
its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, and nominated and voted on candidates
for the offices of Mayor (4 year term) and Borough Council (3 year terms). To
be voted on by the membership, candidates for office must first receive a
nomination, and a second to that nomination from members in attendance.
For the office of Mayor, current Council-President Bob Sabosik was nominated by Councilwoman Toni DePaola, and seconded by his wife C.J.
“I’ve served on Council for almost five years now, and in my experience nobody has worked harder for the people of this town than Bob Sabosik. Point Pleasant is at a crossroads, we need a Mayor who will display strong leadership, and Bob will do just that when he is elected in November,” Ms. DePaola said.
For the office of Borough Council, Councilman John Wisniewski was nominated, as was Pamela Madas Snyder. John Wisniewski will be seeking a second three-year term on Council, and Ms. Snyder will be challenging for the seat currently held by Democratic Councilman Chris Leitner. No other nominations were made for either Mayor or Council. Since there was no contest for either office, Club members voted unanimously to officially endorse Bob Sabosik for Mayor, and John Wisniewski and Pamela Madas Snyder for Council.
“Looking back on my three and a half years as a Councilman and Council-President, I understand the need for strong leadership. As Mayor, I will have an inclusive style of management, spend tax dollars in a careful, responsible manner, and continue to learn the town’s problems inside and out so that we can decide how to best solve them. I believe my 40 years of being an entrepreneur and local business owner has given me the background to lead this town as we continue to recover from Sandy. I look forward to running with Councilman John Wisniewski, and the newest addition to our team, Pam Snyder,” Mr. Sabosik said.
“I am honored to be a candidate for Council once again. I am excited to continue the progress made during my first term as a member of “Team Point Pleasant.” During the last three years we were able cut wasteful spending, eliminate the water and sewer surcharge, help make the town safer, and begin the process of bringing fiscal responsibility back to Point Pleasant. Working with two committed and caring individuals like Bob and Pam, I am confident that if elected we can continue our recent progress on the Council,” Mr. Wisniewski said.
“I am excited and humbled to be running as a Council candidate with “Team Point Pleasant's” Bob Sabosik and John Wisniewski. As a lifelong resident of Ocean County and a Point Pleasant resident since 2001, my husband and I chose to live and raise our family in Point Pleasant because of its unique, small town feel. As a member of Council, I will strive to continue making this a community where families can afford to live, and where locally owned businesses can thrive,” Ms. Snyder said.
“This election will decide the direction of the town for the next four years,” Club President Tom Szymanski Jr. noted. “We need a Mayor and Council that can cooperate and work together for the good of Point Pleasant. The Republicans on Council have been cleaning up Borough Hall and that progress must continue. I think our best days are yet to come, and Bob, John and Pam will help steer us there.”
By winning the vote of the “Republicans for Point Pleasant” organization, the three candidates will now advance to the June 3rd Primary Election with the Republican Party’s official endorsement. On June 3rd, all registered Republicans will be eligible to vote on candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress, County Freeholder, as well as local Mayor and Council. Polls are open from 6AM-8PM. The winners will go on to face the Democratic candidates in the November General Election.