Governor Christie’s Town Hall In Garfield

Governor Chris Christie held a Town Hall meeting in Garfield, Bergen County this morning.  Two video’s released by his office follow.

In the first video, Christie describes how he’s raring for for the fight with the legislature over the State budget that he expects over the next 60 days and appeals to the crowd for support.

In the second video, Peter, a student asked the governor for advice on how to handle a situation where someone is authority is bullying him.  Christie responds as a father and as governor.  Peter follows up asking Christie for a note excusing him for missing school.

Posted: May 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Education | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Governor Christie’s Town Hall In Garfield”

  1. Bob English said at 11:21 pm on May 2nd, 2012:

    Would be nice if the Gov could hold maybe half of these in the early evening so that people who have to work during the day could attend.

  2. Judge Escandon is my Judge in Monmouth County said at 6:25 pm on May 3rd, 2012:

    Question asked to Governor Christie:

    Good morning Governor Christie.
    I am going through a divorce in Monmouth County in front of Judge Paul X. Escandon.
    In October 2011, Judge Escandon stripped me of all my parental rights to my 2 year old son without the legally required hearing.
    I had only supervised visitation. This was a punishment for an order of protection I was seeking in NYC (where I am currently living) when my husband failed to dispose of his handgun as per a court order. My son had to endure a month of barely seeing his mother until Judge Escandon was Summarily reversed by the Appelate Court for his illegal ruling.

    Since then, Judge Escandon has gone on to make other illegal rulings against me such as denying me access to my clothing, granting any money for my legal fees and only issuing $1,100 in support a month to my son and me which puts us below the Federal Poverty Level. All while my husband makes on average over half a million dollars a year on Wall Street.

    This is not an isolated incident. Judge Escandon has done similar things to other woman and has a habit of financiallly ruining women in his courtroom.

    I have a 2-part question:

    1) What will you do as Governor to ensure that Judges like Escandon follow the law or are taken off the bench?

    2) Judge Escandon is the former law partner of Assemblyman Sean Kean whose main platform is reducing Alimony for women.
    What will you do as Governor to make sure that Judges are kept from carrying out their own political agendas from the bench?

  3. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Former Long Branch Woman Appeals To Christie, Legislature, For Relief From Abusive Judge said at 5:32 pm on May 9th, 2012:

    […] Alitoff, 36, told Christie during his town hall meeting in Garfield last week that Judge Paul X. Escandon stripped her of her parental rights of her 2 year old son, […]

  4. anonymous said at 12:04 am on May 10th, 2012:

    I have also been victimized by Judge Escandon. I am not at liberty to speak about my case, but I wholeheartedly believe Ms. Alintoff’s story, because I have experienced it firsthand…and then some…before the Dishonorable Judge Paul X. Excandon.

  5. Anonymous said at 9:39 pm on May 10th, 2012:

    Very brave of Mrs. Alintoff to fight for her rights. I hope the governor will personally see to it that her case is brought fairly judged by a non corrupt judge.

  6. Brennan said at 5:46 pm on May 11th, 2012:

    It is such a travesty that this young mother had to resort to seeking out the Governor of New Jersey to get her message across and to attempt to get some justice from a judge who is stepping outside of, and above the law.

    From the earliest age, we are taught to believe that when we go to court, justice will prevail. But unfortunately, we are being very naïve if we think that is always the case. I am really hoping, as well, that the governor will follow through for her and that his responses were true and not just lip service in this election year. I’ve seen Gov. Christie a lot on TV and he does seem like one of the “good guys.” I guess I’m just a bit jaded.

    It sounds that this judge has to remember why he became a judge… to be fair and ethical and not be afraid to admit he was wrong… always time to do the right thing.