Donald Ploetner Election Goals
Saturday, October 27, 2012 • 10:19am
My interest in politics began in high school and continued to grow while studying at Fairfield University, where I was a member of the Fairfield University College Republicans. After graduating from college in 2003, I focused on a career in business which included managing a car dealership and restoring antique wooden boats. In 2010, politics beckoned, and I was appointed the Vice Chair of Municipal Affairs for the Sussex County GOP. I found working directly with the candidates during contested campaigns both inspiring and exciting. It also made me want to do more -- to have an impact that extended beyond the campaigns.
The three major goals I propose if elected are:
We should be certain that every dollar spent is properly accounted for and utilized in the most efficient manner possible. We need common-sense conservatism to make sure that we are using our money wisely towards our needs, without jeopardizing our public safety or natural resources.
We can accomplish this through a strong marketing campaign, supporting a business friendly climate. We need to cut red tape and streamline the process to open a new business in town. New business means more jobs and more tax revenue pouring into the municipality, thereby easing the burden on the taxpayers.
Listening to the People-
Sparta has a diverse and well educated population. We should make sure that everyone’s voice is heard and that people feel that the council is doing what is in their best interest. If elected I will spend one Saturday a month at town hall for the public to informally express their concerns.
We learn by listening. I will listen.
I consider it a privilege to be able to serve the people of Sparta, and if elected to town council, I will work hard and tirelessly on their behalf. Please vote #2 on November 6th.