In about one month the Lakewood VAAD will be endorsing Senator Bob Singer in Lakewood’s township committee election. The opponent of Singer who the Lakewood VAAD doesn’t support is a man by the name of Hershel Herskowitz.
Herskowitz has been one of the more outspoken voices in Lakewood on wasteful spending and corruption. Herskowitz is also the current chair of Lakewood’s downtown committee. He has gone to great efforts to address Lakewood’s problem of illegal immigrants, reckless driving, and the amount of money that Lakewood wastes in tax dollars on the Blue Claws.
Herskowitz remains the underdog, but does have a growing following in Lakewood. If Hershel defeats Singer in spite of the Lakewood VAAD’s endorsement it won’t only signify the decline of Senator Singer’s 30 year career in politics, but also the end of the Lakewood VAAD.
The Lakewood VAAD has fallen out of favor with some members of the Lakewood community as of recent years. They failed to rally the support of the Lakewood community behind Jon Corzine in 2009. If they fail to rally the support of the community behind Senator Singer their endorsement will become virtually worthless.
(Avi Solomon – YWN Lakewood)