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Polhemus Won't Debate With Democratic Opponent

Veteran sheriff turns down invitation from Ocean County League of Women Voters

Eighty-four-year-old Ocean County Sheriff William L. Polhemus has turned down a request by the Ocean County League of Women Voters for a debate with his Democratic opponent, a league official said.

"It is not going to take place," said OCLWV President Sheila McVeigh.

McVeigh said she sent invitations to Polhemus, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"county-gop-taps-polhemus-to-run-for-another-term-as-sheriff"} --> and Democrat George "Bob"

pospatch October 01, 2012 at 11:57 PM
We have term limits; they're called elections.
JOHNNY Done it October 02, 2012 at 03:53 AM
The sheriff cant debate because he cannot focus on anything for more the 5 minutes ,, & thats being generous.. He comes to work once in a while when someone drives him in .
Have some Selfrespect October 02, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Polhemus can't debate, can't interview, can't drive, can't do Sheriff stuff but what he can do is WIN yet another re-election. Why? Because the herd of sheep will pull the lever. I was once one of the sheep so I know. Not this time. I've had it! I am a Republican but I'm embarrassed for Polhemus and my party. This is arrogance at the highest level. He's going to win because the SHEEP will vote this 84 year old, incompetent, no show, no go, do nothing fixture into office. I say, "have some courage" this time. Even if you vote for the independent guy, at least have a protest vote. DON'T LET THIS MACHINE EMBARASS OCEAN COUNTY! Take a stand!!
Sal Petoia October 02, 2012 at 01:49 PM
While it's true that elections are a form of term limit, they don't work to bring new ideas into government. Big money and entrenched politicians backed by the two major parties serve to limit participation in elections, almost assuring that the same people continue to get elected. If an incumbent cannot make a significant accomplishment in two terms, he/she never will and will continue to hold office until retirement. Term limits assures that there will always be fresh thinking being brought into government. If term limits limited a person to two consecutive terms, it could be set up so that a person could run again after skipping an election cycle. That way a spectacular person (if there is one) would not be permanently barred from serving his/her constituents.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 13, 2012 at 01:12 PM
In District 4, Len Marshall, former chair of the Conservative Party, is running as a "Democratic-Republican". There's your answer. "Stand for what's right, or settle for what's left" - Frederick John LaVergne, "Democratic-Republican" for Congress, NJ District Three. In Ocean, we stand with Scott Neuman and Tracy Caprioni for Freeholder. In Burlington, we stand with Kimberly Sue Johnson and Donald E. Letton. For NJ SENATE - EUGENE M. LAVERGNE - author of the "Change the Rules" Pledge

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