Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre spent over an hour with me last week in a "job interview" for the "party lines" to be awarded this month by the various GOP county committees in the 12th Congressional district.
Since the mainstream media doesn't pay attention to this critical process, my intention is to provide those who will vote in the county conventions and screenings a fair vetting of the candidates. To give those who will decide who gets the official party support in the primary a look into who the candidates are, how they think, what they've accomplished and what their goals are independent of what the candidates themselves or their self-interested supporters tell us. The goal is for the convention/screening voters to be able to make a more informed choice.
I posted the first segment of Halfacre's interview yesterday. That segment was an introduction to the interview, Halfacre telling us why we wants to go to congress and sharing his record as a tax cutting Mayor in Fair Haven.
In the second segment, we continue to examine Halfacre's background. He tells us of his education, his early private sector legal career and his public sector legal career as a municipal prosecutor and Fair Haven Board of Education attorney. In this segment, Halfacre debunks the misinformation that Sipprelle supporters have been disseminating about his legal advice to the Fair Haven BoE regarding the Boys Scouts meeting on school property. You can view that segment here.
During the third segment we deal more in depth with Halfacre's record as Mayor of Fair Haven, his vote decided by a coin flip and his view of government's appropriate role in our personal lives. View segment 3 here.
In segment 4 we move behind Halfacre's background into the red meat of the interview. During this segment we get a preview of the type of campaign that Halfacre will wage against Rush Holt, should he win the nomination. Here is the 4th segment:
Stay tuned for segments 5, 6, 7 and 8. Halfacre has more to say about Holt, about Holt's predecessor Mike Pappas, about his position on Life, fundraising and why he thinks he is the best candidate to beat Holt. There are a few surprises.