Thomas Carle is an independent candidate for Congress. About himself he says:
If you are reading this, you have to know that my children and grandchildren, my wife and my family, my friends and my colleagues, are my motivation to seek public office at this time. The competence of the members in the House of Representatives to accomplish the proper work of legislators is at an all-time low. The worst of the worst are doing most of the GOP’s talking and its an embarrassment! The reality show is over and those that supported that ill-advised movement or continue to perpetuate it (like my opponent), have to be stopped for the sake of our kids–yours and mine! We need to return to honest, respectful leadership.
Which opponent Thomas has in mind isn’t clear: there are several including Hugh Bahar, George Burns, Max Della Pia, Rich Moon, possibly Joe Sempolinski, and Claudia Tenney.
Here is a sample of Thomas’ views on the issues:
I will be a candidate that will listen to further understand the divides between us. I will support all initiatives that promote unity and equality. I will fight discrimination in all forms. We can no longer tolerate, intolerance.
Similar to what I have done in my career, I will collaborate with the economic development teams of each county and municipality, and with the industrial leaders in the district to determine their needs and do my best to help them achieve their goals.
I will support initiatives aimed at addressing our healthcare system to ensure affordable coverage for all. No one should have to worry about coverage and care. Those with employer-sponsored healthcare, no change is necessary, other than making plans portable and affordable.
The Social Security Administration has been in place for 80 years and is the sole source of income for many Americans. We must protect it.
Thomas Carle’s views seem responsible to me; I wish him well.
Thomas Carle will need more than enough signatures as they are certain to be challenged.
Any registered voter who has not already signed a designating petition, and who is qualified to vote for an office, may sign an independent nominating petition for that office. — NYS Election Law
Sounds like a very reasonable candidate. Good luck trying to get elected in unreasonable times.
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Thank you for the post and the well-wishes! It is great to see a venue for politics such as this!
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