Chris Christie Hosts Town Hall Meeting in Howell Township
By Phil Stilton
Howell–On Wednesday, Governor Chris Christie brought his no-nonsense style “Middle-Class Reform Agenda” town hall tour to the Southard School in Howell Township. Ironically, a school that was closed in 2010 by the Howell school board for a savings of $2.3 million.
The meeting was like many before it, Christie promoted his pension reform, education reform and highlighted his desire to crackdown and put more pressure on political corruption in the state.
In his Q&A session, the Governor spoke about New Jersey’s current debacle with judicial appointments at different levels in the state. He criticized the Democratic legislature for injecting politics into judicial appointments and stressed the need for qualified judges to sit on the bench before how connected a judge is.
“I would rather not fill a seat, rather than have a judge who is not qualified up there,” he said.
Howell’s town hall meeting marked the 90th one by the Governor. The old “comeback” theme had been dropped for the new “Middle-Class Reform Agenda” theme, rolled out today.
Photos by Phil Stilton