Greetings, potential voter of Middletown. I'm Fred Carroll and I'm running for Common Council on a recently formed third-party line, the Realistic Balance Party.
I'm running primarily because I've been asked to, but also because I have a public service streak a mile wide, as I think I've demonstrated via my little 3 1/2 -year social scientific experiment, which I called Bums with Brooms.
You may have seen me, sweeping, raking, blowing … on my knees weeding the gutters and sidewalks of Middletown at all hours of the day and night. I "retired" from volunteer public-area cleaning out of a respect for the danger posed by both the local toughs and dopes of every stripe who spray noxious chemicals on the offending weeds, making them toxic to the touch, of course.
I did all that partly as an experiment, in all seriousness, but also to say, "thank you, Middletown, for being a home to me." And that's speaking as a sometimes-homeless, Middletown resident.
So, when I tell you that I now seek high elective office, in the spirit of public service, I'm gonna just assume that you believe me!
I'll close by extending an invitation to attend NEAT's Meet the Candidates Wednesday at the Green Street Arts Center, at 5 p.m.
Platform sound bites
- Create "designated loitering zones," bum-welcoming and bum-proof areas designed to diminish the negative environmental impact of the ever-growing “loitering class"
- Brooms and chess sets everywhere, especially at the designated loitering zones
- Free water
- Don't sell anymore parking lots for a dollar!
Thank you very much for your kind attention.
Fred Carroll, Middletown
Fred Carroll is running for Common Council on the Realistic Balance Party.