Ending The Culture Of Corruption
Forrester said that while he served a term as mayor of his hometown, and spent several years in Trenton in bureaucratic posts, including a stint as the state pension director, he is a political outsider who can shake up the Statehouse establishment and restore the state's battered reputation. That reputation, he said, has been tarnished by former Gov. James E. McGreevey, several federal investigations and a slew of convictions against elected officials of both parties.
"Nearly 230 years ago, a handful of patriots began their march to Trenton to throw off arrogant governors and judges who taxed them too much and substituted their judgment for the will of the people. It's been said that I'm not a back-slapper, that I'm too serious. They're right, I am not a professional politician and that's good because we've seen what the professional politicians and back-slappers have done to New Jersey. Corruption and high taxes may be a fact of life in New Jersey today. It doesn't have to be that way tomorrow. The politicians created this mess. We can clean it up."