Why I am voting Patricia Hendricks.
This election cycle feels like a battle for the soul of Cape May. Issues that have polarized our residents-issues that have caused a great chasm, threaten the future of the City. So which candidate for Council will be the best to lead us out of these troubled times?
I am voting Patricia Hendricks for Council in Cape May. Why? Because she is ready for the job. Not only has she paid her dues, Tricia knows that from day one tough decisions will have to be made. There is no time for on the job training after this election cycle. Council on January 1st will have to hit the ground running.
For the past eight years, Tricia has diligently worked to demand transparency and accountability in City Government. She has tirelessly attended City Council meetings as a watch dog for citizens’ interests. She is a person of integrity.
Tricia has the thoughtful and analytical background of a compassionate teacher yet she also possesses the gutsy ability to tell-it-like-it-is. An independent voice is something council sincerely needs.
Tricia understands the needs of Cape May’s residents, especially our seniors. Just look at the charge Patricia and Shaine Meier have led to build a handicap ramp at the Post Office.
Rather than hide behind the ill-drafted resolution to declare the building ADA compliant, Patricia prepared to go toe to toe with Congressman Lobiondo at a bench dedication outside the Post Office. Most noteworthy, since the bulk of senior residents who would benefit from the ramp, live less than one block away.
In addition to shining a light on financial integrity issues surrounding convention hall and sky high insurance premiums, Patricia Hendricks has spoken out on issues related to the safety of tourists and the lack of parking solutions in Cape May.
Her opponent Zack Mullock is a good man. He is no doubt a loving husband and a fine father. His attention to future issues like driver-less cars speaks to his vision for the city.
Seems like Zack would want to restore civility to the Cape May city council, yet he has not made clear on which side of some of the most divisive issues he lands on. Rather, Zack has taken a safe middle of the road approach to campaigning.
Zack, like Shaine Meier, will no doubt have a future in public office. He certainly has the name recognition. But Cape May cannot afford the ambiguity going into this election.
Right now, Cape May needs leaders who will lead with integrity and forthright transparency. Leaders who will recognize the inherit value of talent within it’s community. Leaders who will be open-minded and in tune with the citizens of Cape May.
Intelligence, integrity and independence- that’s why I’m Voting Patricia Hendricks for City Council.