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Freeholder team makes new friends…in Philadelphia!

May 30, 2010

From Beth Hegedus – a her recap of the Philly Freeholder event.

Philadelphia is home to many firsts — the soft pretzel, Goldenberg’s peanut chews, and the Franklin Institute. But last Tuesday night, politically, was a huge first for the Camden County freeholder team of George Zallie and Scot DeCristofaro as they were embraced by the City of Brotherly Love — with their first Philadelphia fundraiser.

The Dilworth Paxson law firm hosted about 75 people to a terrific fundraiser and friendraiser. Michael J. Tierney, Esq. and National Republican Committeee Chairman, Bob Asher, were co-chairs.

From high atop the 35th floor at 1500 Market Street with picture windows looking out at the Philadelphia skyline all the way to Camden County, Tierney not only welcomed everyone in attendance, but also gave a shout out to present and former elected officials, former state representative, Tom Gannon, Delaware County, and Rick DeMichele, GOP Chairman, Camden County.

New friends and supporters of the Camden County Freeholder team came from Buckingham and Doylestown, Bucks County; Narberth, Delaware County; Berwyn, Chester County; Plymouth Meeting and Horsham, Montgomery County, as well as Philadelphia.

George Zallie welcomed everyone, and warmly thanked the people in the room for their support — both financially as well as personally — in getting the word out about the Camden County Freeholder team.

Being a businessman for 40 years, Zallie reiterated the only way taxpayers and businesses win if there is competition. Camden County, politically, has not had any viable competition in 20 years. In addition, Scot DeCristofaro, freeholder teammate, agrees that as he too is a business owner he understands struggles that small businesses face in Camden County. This freeholder team wants to bring much needed competition to the current Democratic freeholder stronghold — and most importantly, improve things for Camden County residents.

The Declaration of Independence started a revolution. Tuesday night, you could say a New Jersey revolution was started. Philadelphians have joined hands across the bridges — and reached out to our new New Jersey Republican family. With this new camraderie and friendship, freeholder Republican history will be made on November 2.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Annoyed in Camden county permalink
    May 30, 2010 5:24 pm

    I dunno Beth, this whole affair sounds awefully like “business as usual” with the big wigs rubbing elbows at a fancy fundraiser that the common folk couldn’t afford to get in to. This is exactly what the Democrats like to see the rich corporate republicans doing. Just sayin……

  2. Reform NOW permalink
    May 30, 2010 11:04 pm

    Since you brought up “business as usual”, you ought to ask the 15 year to 20 year incubments in Camden County.

    You mean the “business as usual” where there are board members and politicans taking two or three county paychecks?

    You mean “business as usual” with Greenwald using his office as a business development tool for his engineering firm;

    You mean “business as usual” with the CamCo dems accepting huge political contributions from those providing services to the county?

    Since when did any Republicans from CamCo rub elbows with big wigs? It seems to me the CamCo Republicans are raising money from CONCERNED CITIZENS who likely understand CamCo dems drag down the entire region.

    Just sayin’……..

    • Annoyed in Camden county permalink
      May 31, 2010 8:28 pm

      That is exactly what I was saying. We need to get rid the “business as usual” atmosphere. I don’t like $100 -200 a plate fund raisers. I just think too many expensive fund raisers lead to pay backs. Look, I want all the political (democrats) players in Camden County gone. I just don’t like the appearance of Republicans at fancy fund raising events that the regular folks couldn’t afford to get in the door.

  3. May 31, 2010 12:41 am

    How many people in Camden County government have multiple jobs, pay checks, and retirements

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