I’m Jim Tosone, the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s nominee for State Senate in the 39th Legislative District, which includes many towns in Northern Bergen County. I’ve lived in Washington Township in the district for nearly thirty years. You may be surprised to know that of the 157,000 registered voters in the District, 45% are registered as Unaffiliated. They are the politically homeless, who don’t identify with either of the two old parties. They either don’t vote or reluctantly vote for the lesser of two evils. Only 37% of eligible voters even voted in the last District 39 Senate race.
For the Unaffiliated voters who are concerned about government spending, and interference in our personal/economic lives, I will give them another choice. A real choice.
The issues I will focus on are:
1. Reducing the major areas of State spending (by reforming Public Pension, Medicaid, School, and Transportation programs)
2. Using those savings to reduce taxes (Income, Sales, Gas) and begin paying down our debt
3. Expanding School Choice (Backpack Funding, Vouchers, Charter Schools)
4. Legalizing marijuana and ending the failed War on Drugs
If mainstream media would give me the same coverage they give the two old parties, and if debate-sponsoring organizations would include me in debates, District 39 voters will learn that they have three choices for State Senate on the ballot in November.