2001-05-19 / Letters

An Honest Campaign

An Honest Campaign

Dear Editor;

Last week a writer by the name of Barry S. Raines owner of the Wavecrest Optical Shop sent a letter to the Wave regarding Joanne Ariola and
it seems to me that he either holds some sort of a grudge against Joanne or he is just a huge supporter of Mr. Macron. Whatever his reason I feel someone who is involved in the community should speak up for Joanne Ariola.

I have been involved within the communities for 20 years, mainly children's athletics here in Broad Channel, Rockaway and Howard Beach, and I am willing to state that Joanne is not a bellyacher as Barry states. In fact Joanne is quite the opposite, she is an intelligent determined woman who has taken her political lumps in the past and has been out there in the trenches fighting for the people of her communities without even a political title. Joanne  Ariola has been called upon and has fought hard for community needs and should be looked upon as the leader that she is.

I don't even know Mr. Macron so I cannot speak for or against him but
I know one thing for sure, an honest non-sneaky campaign is in my book the only way to run a campaign. It seems to me that Mr. Macron has stepped off on the wrong foot when he secured a web address not in his name but in his opponent’s name. This to me is not the way to campaign and frankly, do we want an honest council representative or not?

I also would like to invite Mr. Macron to come to one of our many functions here in Broad Channel and let his voice be heard by the voters. Joanne is a household name here in our community as well as all the communities she represents and this is due to her being out there in the public the last eight years fighting for what's right for the people. Hopefully Mr. Macron will advise his supporters that name bashing will not get him the votes he needs to win the council seat, being out there in the communities is the only way he will get the votes he needs to be elected.

So Joanne keep up the good community work you have done and hopefully we will see your name on the ballot come the fall.

MARTIN FEENEY
Broad Channel


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