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Letter to the Editor: Call to End Wasteful Spending in Washington

Kenneth J. Cody is an independent candidate in New Jersey's 12th Congressional District from Lawrenceville. Most of Scotch Plains and Fanwood are now located in the 12th district.

 

Now is the time to end politics as usual and stop the reckless spending that goes with it.

My name is Kenneth J. Cody and I am an independent candidate in New Jersey's 12th Congressional district.

The outrageous amount of money used in campaigning needs to come to an end. In 2010 House candidates raised over $1 billion to be spent from contributions. I believe we need to change the process for elections to be run more fairly.

Strict campaign finance reform should be enforced from local elections to the presidency. All candidates need to focus on the issues instead of fund raising. Think of what could have been done with a fraction of the $1 billion raised in 2010. That funding could have gone to educational programs, medical research, environmental causes, or to help the less fortunate. Strict finance reform will allow other political parties to have more say on a level playing field instead of the monopoly dominated by Democrats and Republicans.

My campaign has vowed not to accept any monetary contributions and is self-funded. My goal is to run a candidacy of integrity based on principle. Also, as a commitment to the citizens of the 12th district and the nation, I will demand a $30,000 pay cut in my yearly salary if elected. With Congressional approval ratings at an all time low, I believe it is the least I could do.

It is time to end to the wasteful spending in Washington and change politics and put it in a positive direction. Please join my crusade at my web site http://cody-for-congress.tripod.com. I hope to have your support and best wishes.

Sincerely,

Kenneth J. Cody

Craig Mongomery August 29, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Great stuff - I think we need more candidates like this. Kenneth Cody is the real deal. Cody is willing to take a pay cut. Not many politicans would do that. I'm voting for him in November.
Anna Brakemann October 10, 2012 at 09:29 PM
I'm jumping on the Ken Cody bandwagon! He always responds to me when I contact him through e-mails and letters. He has a clear vision for the future. His leadership qualities will bring bipartisanship to Congress. Rush Holt is a partisan candidate. We cannot afford that in Congress anymore. My vote goes to Kenneth Cody on November 6th.
Tonya Richards December 06, 2012 at 10:14 PM
don't blame me ... i voted for Cody. Maybe 2014 will be his year?
Tonya Richards December 06, 2012 at 10:14 PM
don't blame me ... i voted for Cody. Maybe 2014 will be his year?
Tonya Richards December 06, 2012 at 10:15 PM
don't blame me ... i voted for Cody. Maybe 2014 will be his year?

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