To the Editor:
My husband is Gary La Pelusa, Sr. We have been married for almost 23 years, and we have four children. We were born and raised in Bayonne, and we have decided to raise our family here. We run a local family-owned business, which is celebrating its 25th year. Gary is very proud of where he comes from. He takes great pride in the fact that he graduated from Washington Community School, Marist High School, and then Seton Hall University. Gary is a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Church, where he lectures.
Why is Gary running for Third Ward Council? Well, if anyone knows Gary like I do, then, you know how much he cares about this town. He is very passionate about making sure Bayonne residents have a good quality of life. Gary believes the children of Bayonne deserve the best education possible. How can we accomplish this when the teachers have not had a contract for four years? He is a supporter of rent control and getting it back to the original ordinance.
Gary is not controlled by any job within the City of Bayonne, the state, county, or the Bayonne Board of Education. Gary had a very good track record while in office. He voted against costly abatements, he stopped tapping into our water system, and at the May 2010 council meeting he voted against the fiscal year’s budget which had a $28 million hole in it. Gary had always been the voice of the people, asking the questions and demanding information when others are not so forthcoming. He believes in an open government. While a member of the Bayonne Municipal Utilities Authority, he was against the sale of the city’s water and sewer to United Water.
Please show your support on Tuesday, May 13. Elect Gary La Pelusa for Third Ward, and vote for the entire Davis Team.
CHERIE LA PELUSA