Monday, June 23, 2014

Running Again in 2014

Once again I am trying to make a difference in our political system. In 2012 I missed beng on the ballot by 613 signatures out of the 3,500 required by law. The support that I had gathered encouraged me to continue my campaign as a write-in. This was a great experience for me.

This election cycle I hope to gather enough signatures to make the ballot...with your help!

Please follow this blog as I will be posting to keep you informed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Post Election

My congratulations to Chris Gibson on winning the 19th Congressional District; and to Julian Schreibman take pride in a great accomplishment. As for myself, I am very proud for taking a stand as an alternative to Democrats and Republicans;I am proud of my stance on the issues as well.  Mr. Obama has won a second term as President of the United States, my congratulations; but that hard fought victory may be overshadowed  by  the other outcomes in this election. The Republicans remain the majority in the House of Representatives; the Democrats hold the same in the Senate.Have any lessons been learned within the rhetoric of the campaign?  Will Congress be able to cooperate enough to get anything done?  My position , as an Independent, would have been to get a dialogue going..there must be shift from partisanship to cooperation..that would be a fresh start. To my dismay, and based on pure observation, no one is asking the right questions? That is what s missing in our government..Because without the right questions, you certainly do not get the right answers in order to come close to forging solutions for the problems that plague  us as a nation.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

It has come down to your Vote...Are you willing to make a stand? Voting for the lesser of two evils is not only wrong but, indeed, is throwing your vote away. More often than not  we have done exactly that..we have contributed to our own dysfunctional government..Congress is the most powerful branch of government..yet it hardly gets a notice during a presidential year..I am asking you to make me your choice for the 19th Congressional District of New York..WRITE IN THOM JENKINS as your CHOICE for the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. I will stand firm in favor of protecting women s private health care issues,protecting medicare and social security..I will stand firm on issues surrounding the protection of our environment..I will stand firm on growing our economy creating jobs in our district and everywhere else in the United States..I will not obstruct our government as has been the case during the last two years of this Congress..I will be a force in House of Representatives that stands for all citizens..I will stand firm  for protecting our country. I will stand firm in trying  to mediate the wounds that divide  us. We must have a shift of consciousness in our government; we must begin to ask the right questions..we must think outside the box and begin to solve our problems There is a lot to accomplish and I  am up to the task.

Monday, November 5, 2012

the eve of the Election.

I am really excited about tomorrow..to all the people who signed my petition; your  encouragement has gotten me to this point..To those who made contributions, I deeply appreciate your generosity and support. Tomorrow morning, I am going to my polling place not only to vote, but also as a Candidate for the House of Representatives.  Republicans and Democrats are counting on you to do the same old thing ..to vote for the two party system. SURPRISE THEM!!! Take a real stand and WRITE IN THOM JENKINS as YOUR CHOICE  for the House of Representatives . Let your vote make a real difference!! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The First Congressional Debate Oct. 10


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I attended the first debate on October 10th and tried to get into the second debate in Albany. I also attended the third debate in Oneonta. It is unfortunate for Independents that access to the media is so difficult. We must somehow be able to level the playing field so that in the future Independents have more access to all forms of media.