SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Two candidates for Springfield Township Committee, Chris Weber and Alex Keiser, have pledged to run a positive campaign based strictly on the issues and to oppose and reject engaging in negative campaigning and personal attacks. In a joint statement sent to TAPinto Springfield, the candidates stated, "We cannot stress enough our belief that a sense of community and respect towards all residents of Springfield must be a guiding principle in our local campaign. We vow to engage in a fair and truthful campaign based upon the issues as well as our plans and ideas to continue to improve the town we love."

Furthermore, the two candidates commented that "In recent elections in Springfield, some people have participated in or allowed negative and personal rhetoric in mailings, on social media forums and in public places where neighbors come together as members of our community. Personal attacks, messages of hate and fake ads have no place in Springfield elections than they do on the state or national levels. Therefore, we pledge to engage in a fair and truthful campaign based upon issues, and we expressly oppose and reject engaging in negative campaigning or personal attacks."

Weber/Keiser campaign manager Harris Laufer and Springfield Democratic Chairman David Barnett, stated that they too have joined in taking the pledge. Laufer said he reached out to the Republican candidates, their campaign manager, party officials and supporters to join Weber and Keiser in publicly adopting this pledge. He invited all residents to also join in taking the pledge at www.change.org/p/take-the-positive-campaign-pledge.

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Barnett also noted that the Springfield Democratic Party will reject any independent expenditure or in-kind contribution that does not adhere to the pledge. They will fully comply with all laws that require disclosure of campaign contributions and will not condone any outside entity, county or state party engaging in any such activity on behalf of Chris Weber and Alex Keiser.

ABOUT THE PARTY. The Springfield (Union County) New Jersey Democratic Party
encourages and supports talented, qualified and concerned citizens as candidates for
the Springfield Township Committee and to serve on numerous volunteer boards and
committees. Working together, we strive to continue to improve Springfield as a great
place to live, work and play. For more information visit www.SpringfieldNJDems.org and
the campaign’s website at www.weberkeiser2018.com.


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