|Devoto campaigns as he commutes back and forth from work.|
There is a time-tested political technique that supporters of Stephen Devoto need to employ on primary day September 10. It's called bullet voting and it works like this:
When there are more candidates running than there are seats available, you should only vote for the candidate(s) you absolutely want to win.
In this primary, there are four candidates running. There are three spots available on the ballot in November. Voting only for Stephen Devoto will help him win a place on the ballot, and work against his challengers.
In the primary, voters are allowed to cast votes for up to three candidates, but they are not required to do so. A vote for a single candidate is perfectly legitimate.
Remember, only the three highest vote-getters will go on the ballot in November.
By casting a single vote for Devoto, you are increasing his total, and not increasing the totals of any of the other candidates. A mathematics teacher could probably explain it better, but by increasing Devoto's total, and denying an increase to other candidates, it's almost like two votes for Devoto.
So, getting out and voting on September 10 is essential. Only voting for Stephen Devoto helps get him on the ballot in November.
I believe Stephen Devoto to be the best, and most-qualified candidate, and the only candidate worth voting for.
He is bright, thoughtful, fair-minded, honest, insightful, independent-thinking, analytical and immersed in land-use issues in Middletown.
He has voluntarily attended nearly every P&Z meeting in the last five years, and analyzed those meetings for the readers of the Middletown Eye. One of his opponents, Dan Russo, has missed nearly 40% of the meetings he was elected to attend. The other candidates have never attended a P&Z meeting.
Devoto has shown himself to be a dedicated worker, and a committed Democrat. He has donated to Democratic candidates, campaigned for Democratic candidates and voted Democratic for his entire voting life.
Devoto is the only candidate to vote for if you believe in thoughtful planning for Middletown.
Bullet-vote for Devoto on September 10.
Disclaimer: Ed McKeon is a Democratic member of the Board of Education (running under the Ed4Ed banner), an associate and friend of Devoto, a volunteer for Devoto's primary run, and a co-founder of the Middletown Eye.