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The Debate: What You Need to Know

Find out more about the candidates during their public debate.

1. First and foremost: it begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, and should run an hour and a half to two hours.

2. Plan on getting there ahead of time, since it'll be first-come, first-seated–the good news is the auditorium has plenty of seating available.

3. All five candidates will field questions from the moderating panel during the first half, in a round-robin format without rebuttals.

4. , since the second half the evening will be a town hall-style question-and-answer session, with members of the public getting to ask questions of the candidates.

5. The entire event will be videotaped, and, when possible, will be posted in full here at West Deptford Patch.

WDNeedsHelp October 18, 2011 at 04:30 PM
Wonder if Mayor Docimo, Steve Sweeney and Dave Shields will be attending to show their support for their Democratic hopefuls, Kintzing and Decarlo? That's just what we need, more government from people like Shields and Docimo, don't you think?
Stormin Normin October 19, 2011 at 01:57 AM
it was a very informative debate and I was glad I attended. The choice is very clear to most that attended. Kintzing and DiCarlo dominated the answers with intelligent, clear, and concise answers. I actually felt bad for Ray and Sam after watching them take a verbal beat down. I thought they would have spent more time preparing for the debate. Hopefully that's not any indication what they would do if elected. If you couldn't attend, watch the video.
Another voice October 19, 2011 at 02:57 AM
Amazing how two people can attend the same debate and come away with such different views. I thought Ray and Sam did WAY better than the others. Watching Sam tonight clinched my decision to vote for him. I believe that Denise got the verbal beat-down more than once, while Hunter was just quiet. Every time she tried to attack Sam and Ray, Sam came back with a clear, winning zing. So, I say "yes" by all means - watch the debate and see the visable discomfort, especially at the end, of DiCarl and Kintzing. The audience was groaning out loud each time DiCarlo opened her mouth to try to twist one of the opposition's 20 points to her benefit. It wasn't working and she should have stopped the first time she tried it.
Angela Paterna October 19, 2011 at 03:46 AM
I have been a WD resident my entire life, and was glad to see such a great turn out. That being said, I felt DiCarlo & Kintzing absolutely dominated Chintall & Cianfarini tonight. Ray and Sams statements/responses were filled with complaints, negativity, and little insight into what proposed solutions they may have for the issues at hand. Not to mention their poor public speaking. Denice and Hunter on the other hand seemed very professional and articulated. While Ray and Sam sounded as if they wanted to blame past & present Dems for what they did, or didn't do.. Denice and Hunter, appeared poised to tackle the problems our Twp is facing. Each of the five candidates made valid points over the course of the evening, but I thought DiCarlo & Kintzing were the clear victors. Each of their statements were intelligent, and to the point. Finger pointing, and complaining will only get you so far.
Ernest Kraus October 19, 2011 at 09:59 AM
After attending the debate on Tuesday evening, I came away with the fact that this is the same old wolves transplanted into new sheep skin. It is a campaign of half-truths and innuendo and which should be titled “ more talk, less walk.” The slick and expensive campaign literature extolling the qualifications of candidates DiCarlo and Kintzing are appearing in resident’s mailboxes. This literature states that they are new leadership with real solutions. They say “We’re not going to township meetings to make friends. We’re going to fight for taxpayers.” The question to that statement is why do they rarely attend a township meeting and on those rare attendances, why do they not have a question for the town committee. They state that they won’t allow the privatization of RiverWinds as if their opponents have made that statement. They make the same privatization statement regarding municipal services with once again no statement supporting that having come from the competing candidates. Everyone is in favor of cutting wasteful spending. They state they are new leadership, yet they are chosen by the same old county machine. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It’s time for a change in West Deptford Township.
Another voice October 19, 2011 at 12:00 PM
Ms. Paterna, you have a previously posted testimonial on the Dems website. Did you or any of us really think the debate would change your mind?? The fact that DiCarlo and Kintzing refused to admonish the current administration just proves who is in control. The fact that they REFUSED to be negative and admit the massive corruption in our town illustrates that they will continue to support the status quo. And don't pretend that they weren't negative. They attempted (mostly DiCarlo) to attack Ray and Sam at every turn. And Sam had an answer every time!!
John Hayden October 19, 2011 at 05:15 PM
Well said.

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