MOORESTOWN, NJ — The six candidates seeking three open seats on Moorestown Council recently went head-to-head over issues of transparency and the fiscal health of the township at a community forum that was put together by MooreUnity.
They did agree that the township needed to be more business-friendly and that defunding the police locally was not a good idea. The forum was held inside at the Perkins Center for the Arts and moderated by 6 ABC’s Rick Williams.
Democrats Dave Zipin, Sue Mammarella and Jake VanDyken are running against Republicans, Barbara Omert, Doug Maute and Vick Bobadilla for the three open, four-year seats on Moorestown Council in the Nov. 3 elections.
The Republicans attacked the current council when it comes to transparency, with Omert advocating for an open-bidding process.
“Council should have more face-to-face interaction with the public and businesses,” Omert said. “They should be more accessible to the public.”