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City Activist Pulls Out of Mayor’s Race

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that she is “still going to do what I do to help this city,” long time city activist Valerie Freeman told TAPinto Paterson that she has, after “praying on it” and discussing it with her family, decided to end her bid for Mayor because she believes the effort would only “separate votes.”

Though her campaign may be over, Freeman is, she said, “willing to be a part of change,” and plans on asking everyone who has supported her up to this point to get behind her eventual pick.

And while Freeman hasn’t decided which of the remaining candidates, now standing at 12, she’ll support, she does have criteria in mind for what she’s looking for. “If people don’t see you, don’t feel you have compassion,” she said, you can’t expect to win someone’s vote. Her pick will be one that has an “open door” policy and is willing to listen to everyone that has ideas. It’s especially important, Freeman believes, to capture voters in the 18-35 year old age group that aren’t actively voting, because many of them feel like they “don’t know the candidates.”

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For her part, Freeman believes too many candidates have put their names forward, simply because “they can,” and that the city, and voters, would be better served if several more of them got together and got behind one person. “It’s crucial that we get the right person,” Freeman said. 

With the right leadership, Freeman concluded, “Paterson can become the place it used to be.”

Paterson voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 8. 

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