Dear Editor:

Recently the Passaic County Democratic screening committee met and selected incumbents Bruce James and T.J. Best as its standard-bearers for this November's elections.

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate both candidates and offer my heartfelt support as they enter another election. Several weeks ago, I had expressed an interest in seeking the position. However, it became crystal clear to me that I would not be the nominee of the Democratic party for Freeholder.

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To those supporters of mine, I appreciate your kind words and support. I plan to continue to play a vital role in the growth of not only Paterson but also Passaic County.

In the words of Tennyson:

I am a part of all that I have met
Too much is taken, much abides
That which we are, we are
One equal temper of heroic hearts
Strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.


Wayne Witherspoon