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Bill Pascoe [wwpascoe@gmail.com] Wednesday, September 16, 2009 16:19 Bill Pascoe NATHAN BRINKMAN ENTERS RACE FOR HOBOKEN MAYOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2009

CONTACT: Bill Pascoe (571) 294-2215

NATHAN BRINKMAN ENTERS RACE FOR HOBOKEN MAYOR Unbossed. Uncorrupted. Undaunted. (HOBOKEN, September 16) – Nathan Brinkman, co-founder of the Hoboken Republican Club, today joined the race for Mayor of Hoboken. Brinkman filed 173 signatures on nominating petitions at the Hudson County Clerk’s office. “Because our property taxes are too high, because our quality of life isn’t as good as it could be, because our city government still spends too much, because our recent experiences with Mayors is proof that our leaders are still not open and transparent enough, today I filed the papers necessary to qualify for the ballot as a candidate for Mayor of Hoboken,” Brinkman said.

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“Some say a mediocre quality of life is what you have to put up with to live in Hoboken. Some say corruption is a fact of life in Hudson County. Some say high property taxes are just part of the cost of living in New Jersey. Some say out of control spending is a problem all over the nation.

“I say there is no reason, no reason at all, that we cannot have a better quality of life. “I say there is no reason, no reason at all, that we have to endure skyrocketing property taxes. “I say there is no reason, no reason at all, that our city government cannot do more with less.

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“I say there is no reason, no reason at all, that we must indulge corruption in city government or the hidden costs of crooked political machines.

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“I am not a member of an organized political party – to paraphrase Will Rogers, I am a Republican in Hudson County. “I am not a member of anyone’s political machine, I am not a foot soldier in any political leaders’ army, and I owe no allegiance to any bosses other than the citizens of Hoboken. “I am unbossed, I am uncorrupted, and I am undaunted. “I am an optimist. Recently married, with our first baby on the way, I must be. “I believe we can make Hoboken a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

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“I believe that, though it may sound trite, what unites us as residents of Hoboken is far greater than what divides us. “I believe that campaigns can, and should, be civil discussions about the future, not the past – about our hopes and strengths, not our fears and weaknesses. “I believe the time has come for a different kind of campaign – the kind of a campaign YOU would run, were you in my shoes, and I in yours.

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“Over the course of the next 48 days, I plan to offer solutions to the problems we face. Ours will be a campaign dedicated to the proposition that a good idea is a good idea, no matter its origin, and dedicated to the proposition that government is there to do those things, and only those things, which we, its masters, choose to allow it to do in our name. I look forward to the campaign to come,” Brinkman concluded.

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