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Pols shouldn’t jump at chance to run

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It is interesting how politicians vying to be elected to an office and promising to protect and serve us are jumping quite fast to leave office.

Since U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced he will not seek another term, politicians came out of the woodwork to run for his seat. There should be a pledge that once someone wins an election, they pledge not to leave that seat when a better one pops up.

Those professional politicians who announced they wanted to run for Ackerman’s office slapped those who voted for them in the face and should never get another vote again. It is obvious they have used their current offices as stepping stones to higher offices and do not give a damn for the districts or the people they were elected to represent.

Shame on them.

Joyce Shepard


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