To the Editor

In yesterday's Asbury Park Press, in an article about the Middletown Primary, Mr. Scharfenberger is quoted as saying that " I have a lot to learn". This is actually pretty funny, because for the past 2 weeks, I  have written letters and called his office almost daily for a debate or a meet and greet.

To date, I have not had the decency of a return call. If I have "so much to learn" why is Mr. Scharfenberger  afraid to debate me!

It's probably because, I have a MBA; I have been a resident of Middletown for over 25 year's; I have owned and managed a business for over 22 year's; have had to meet a payroll every Friday for 22 year's; have had to balance a budget for 22 year's; and been an active member of the community and our church.

What have we had with Mr. Scharfenberger in charge; a municipal tax rate that has gone up 16% over the last three year's.

And, he thinks "I have a lot to learn".

There is still plenty of time left before the June 8th primary, and I challenge you Mr. Scharfenberger to a debate. In fact you can name the venue, you can pick the moderator, and you can select the questions. Just let me know where and when. I will be there, and this time I hope you show up!

 

Tony Avallone

Republican Candidate for Middletown township Committee

Lincroft, NJ