PRESS RELEASE: Camden City Residents Should Have The Right To Elect Their School Board

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Republican candidate for Assembly in the 5th District, Nick Kush, came out in support of the voters in Camden who want the right to elect their own school board this morning. The press release follows:

Camden City Residents Should Have The Right To Elect Their School Board

Kush: “I side with the parents who want to take an active role in the education of their children.”

RUNNEMEDE – Republican candidate for Assembly in the 5th District, Nick Kush, weighed in on a ballot question in the City of Camden today.

The ballot question, “Shall the Camden City Board of Education remain a Type 1 school district with the Board of Education members appointed by the Mayor of the City of Camden,” has become a contentious issue with many city residents. A “yes” vote “will result in members of the Camden City Board of Education being appointed by the Mayor, as is the current practice.”

“When I agreed to put my name on the ballot I was told winning is a long shot, but you can’t win without trying, so I’ve been meeting voters everywhere, including Camden,” Nick Kush said. “I was talking with one lady and she explained to me the mayor sent a letter to voters asking them to vote to allow him to keep appointing members of their school board.”

“As a father who has had five kids go through public schools, a grandson go through public school and several other grandchildren currently attending public schools, I know and understand the importance of having parents involved in the education of our kids.” Kush continued, “Having one person choose who serves on the school board is nuts. Electing your school board is the first step in parental involvement in education, it gives people who otherwise wouldn’t be interested a reason to be interested.”

“I stand with the parents in Camden who are fighting for the right to elect their school board and applaud them for wanting to take an active role in the education of their kids,” Kush said. “It’s a pretty safe bet the other guy running for Assembly is siding with the mayor on this, they’re in the same party and served on Camden’s council together. Me, I side with the parents who want to take an active role in the education of their children, something I’ll always do if I’m fortunate enough to be elected.”

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PRESS RELEASE: Camco GOP Candidates Respond To Lampitt

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Camden County GOP Candidates Respond To Lampitt And So-Called South Jersey ‘Leaders’

Why were these so-called leaders silent during the Barclay incident

CHERRY HILL – Responding to a statement released by Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt and “other South Jersey women leaders” Camden County Republican Party candidates for Assembly and Freeholder asked where the outrage was after former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay was arrested after a domestic violence incident, an incident he admitted happened.

Lampitt, according to a published news release, was joined by Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones and Camden County Freeholders Carmen Rodriguez and Susan Shin-Angulo. The purpose of their statement was to make negative remarks about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin.

Republican candidate for Assembly in the fifth district, Nick Kush, said. “I’m a candidate for assembly because former Assemblyman Barclay resigned after admitting to a domestic violence incident. Not one of these women stood up against Barclay’s admitted act of domestic violence. One of the reasons I’m running is that I’m tired of the double standards of our elected officials, and this is a huge double standard.”

GOP freeholder candidate Keith Cybulski asked, “Where were Assemblywomen Lampitt and Egan Jones during the Barclay incident? Where were Freeholders Rodriguez and Shin-Angulo? Why have they never called out Bob Menendez for helping to get young women Visas to come into the country for Salomon Melgen?”

“I’ll tell you where they were,” Cybulski said. “They were waiting to be told what to say by their political bosses.”

“As a woman I am deeply offended these ‘South Jersey women leaders’ would use the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh to score cheap political points,” Republican Freeholder candidate Claire Gustafson said. “They refused to stand up for women after the Barclay arrest and, at the very least were complicit in helping those who tried to hide the fact Barclay had been arrested by keeping silent on the issue. It’s time for new leadership in Camden County, leadership that is willing to speak for all county residents and not just speak when a political boss says to.”

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Paid for by CCGOP

Republicans Select Kush For Fifth District Assembly

CCGOP Chairman and Assembly Candidate Nick Kush

CCGOP Chairman and Assembly Candidate Nick Kush

No! Not this Kush – Nick Kush – aka my dad, the guy who used to be married to my mother.

Because I do consult to the Camden County GOP I was the one who had the pleasure of asking him to step up for the party and run in this November’s special election. I was pretty sure he was going to say no, because the last time he was asked to do the favor and step up to run for freeholder he was left out on his own, he wasn’t even introduced to his running mate.

I was shocked that he said yes, and not only did he say yes, he’s going to actively campaign because as he put it, “This governor is terrible.”

Below is the press release announcing his candidacy:

Republicans Choose Kush As Their Candidate In The Fifth

Not that Kush, the other one. GOP consultant’s father picked by Republicans to run for Assembly

RUNNEMEDE – Camden County Republican Chairman Rich Ambrosino and Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante announced today that Nicholas “Nick” Kush has been selected as the GOP candidate in the special election to fill the unexpired term of former Assemblyman Arthur Barclay. The Republican Party is filing the paperwork this afternoon.

“After an exhaustive search Nick Kush has agreed to step up and run for Assembly in the fifth district special election,” said CCGOP Chair Rich Ambrosino. “This isn’t the first time Kush has stepped up to help the party, he put his name up for freeholder years ago when we had a candidate drop out at the last minute.”

Ambrosino continued, “I didn’t have the chance to interact with Mr. Kush when he ran for freeholder but having sat with him and discussed the race I think he can bring attention to the campaign. He’s a pro-Trump, anti-tax increase kind of candidate who is not a fan of Governor Murphy and his policies.”

“After I was elected chair in Gloucester County, Rich and I met and agreed we would leave no spot on the ballot our counties share open, that we will compete everywhere,” Gloucester County Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “Everyone, including Mr. Kush, understands the fifth is a tough district for Republicans, but he may be the right guy at the right time, he’ll certainly keep the Democrats busy.”

“When my son was sent to ask me to run I was happy to help and made it clear that I’m not going to be one of those guys who just puts their name on the ballot,” Nick Kush said. “I’m still trying to figure out how so many people voted for a guy for governor who promised to raise our taxes, I’m against almost everything the governor is for. He’s going to raise our gas tax again, but it won’t make the roads any better. The governor is going to work with others to ban plastics, but that won’t make our neighborhoods any cleaner. This governor never met a tax he didn’t like, probably because he can afford it, but I can’t, somebody needs to fight against all his taxes, it might as well be me.”

Nick Kush resides in Runnemede with his wife Laurie. He has five adult children and several grandchildren. Nick was a member of Teamsters Local 676 for 27 years as the shipper/receiver at the Wonderbread/Hostess depot in Bellmawr. Retirement wasn’t affordable forcing Kush to spend another 12 years working in the Gloucester Township Public Schools as a member of the Gloucester Township Support Professional Union.

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