A public congratulations to Joshua Rocks – the Courier has not given faint praise:
These two Republicans, especially Rocks, a 31-year-old transportation planner with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission who grew up in Camden and now lives in Haddon Township, possess all of the qualities voters should want in candidates — intelligence, passion and the determination to ask why things are the way they are.
The endorsement focuses on police consolidation. It is imperative to list a few more issues facing Camden County and follow up on the “things [that] are:”
- The Freeholder board did vote to raise the county property tax rate 8%.
- As discussed in an earlier post, unemployment in Camden County is higher than state average. (click for relevant links)
- The Camden County jail needs to be fixed. From a report by the local Fox News affiliate: “The county jail was built to hold about 1,083 inmates. But according to this laid-off officer, there are still three and four inmates in cells designed to hold a single prisoner. Some sleep on the floor and, on some days, 70 inmates have to wait in line just to use a single bathroom.”
There’s lots that needs to change in Camden County. Kudos to the Courier Post for seeing at least one issue. I hope voters will inform themselves of the rest and vote Rocks for Freeholder with enthusiasm November 8th.