May 17, 2017
Highland Park, NJ -- According to Food and Water Action Fund's (FWAF) recently released assessment, demonstrates that gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale has the most environmentally friendly platform out of those candidates who chose to answer the survey.
According to FWAF, only one of the candidates from the two dominant parties scored as well as Kaper-Dale. "Despite several requests, presumed Democratic frontrunner Phil Murphy did not complete the survey, leaving open questions about his positions on several key issues. The survey was not returned by any of the Republican candidates, including leading contenders Kim Guadagno and Jack Ciattarelli.", their website stated.
Kaper-Dale responded to the analysis in saying:
"It is not being on the Green Party ticket that defines my position on the environment rather our 'Last are First' principles. The environment has been put last for too long; so much so that some call NJ the garbage state. We need to restore the title of 'Garden State.' We thank Food and Water Action Fund for its work as a pioneer regarding the environment in NJ, and for giving the people some insight on where we candidates stand on the issues."
The link to the assessment in addition to the graphic can be found below, and lists the issue each candidate addressed and uses a color system to shows their support/lack thereof.
Kaper-Dale for Governor's Campaign Manager, Geoff Herzog, had the following to say:
"It's disgusting the Goldman Sachs candidate is claiming to be progressive, but couldn't take the time to respond to this important survey from a leading progressive organization in New Jersey. We know Seth's the best candidate, maybe now the media will begin to better inform the voters about our campaign, so that they can make the best choice come November."
Kaper-Dale is a pastor at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, and first gained national recognition in 2012, following his church became a sanctuary for Indonesian immigrants who were threatened with deportation.
The New Jersey gubernatorial election will take place on November 7, 2017.