The campaign of Frank Balles, Republican candidate for Atlantic County Sheriff, will take itself to the people starting tomorrow when the ?Balles Bandwagon? makes it first scheduled stop in Absecon.
?We understand that people can?t always come to campaign events in different areas of the county, so we decided to do what we could to bring our campaign to them? Balles said. ?With gasoline prices remaining close to the $4 a gallon level, we?d like to do what we can to help people save money by avoiding having to drive some distance to attend a campaign event.?
The ?Balles Bandwagon? is a 12-by-six-foot trailer towed by a truck and staffed by campaign personnel who will greet visitors, chat about the campaign, and distribute literature and other items.
It?s initial stop is tomorrow (Sept. 17), at 6:30 a.m. in Absecon at the WaWa at 611 New Jersey Ave. The first 100 visitors will receive free coffee.
The ?Balles Bandwagon? will visit every municipality in Atlantic County at least once a week for the remainder of the campaign. The schedule of future stops can be found on Balles? website, www.sheriff08.com.
?It?s my goal to bring my message about restoring competence and integrity to the Sheriff?s Office to as many people as possible in the coming weeks,? Balles said, by putting my campaign office on wheels. ?
Balles, a captain on the Pleasantville Police Department, is a 23-year veteran of the Department, starting as a street patrolman and rising through the ranks to hold administrative, management and command positions, including serving as Acting Chief.