We wish Mayor Bell
luck in his pursuit of his party’s nomination for Governor. May the best man win
Wesley K. Bell, a former Stafford mayor, announced he is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for governor. Bell said he wasn't worried about running against Sen. Jon Corzine for the Democratic Primary. "He's ineffective. I think I can do a better job as governor than any of these guys," Bell said. "I can be relied on and people know that."
Bell said as governor, he would cut back on expenditures and reduce taxes. "I'm going to cut back on waste and there's a lot of waste. You walk into state agencies and you see people fooling around and not accomplishing work. The first thing I want to do is repeal (former) Governor (James) McGreevey's tax package. They just keep spending more money and they don't cut back." Bell said.
He criticized Codey's proposed leasing of the New Jersey Turnpike to a foreign interest. "That's absurd, Bell said, adding that he also did not support Codey's idea for building a stem cell research center in the state. "That will cost billions of dollars," he said. "California's building one. Let them handle the cost."