Way back on May 9th, I asked each of the Republican candidates, via email, to answer a question about Gubernatorial Influence at the Local Level. The first actual reply has finally come in, from Todd Caliguire. Here's what he had to say:
Ken,Caliguire deserves kudos for actually taking the time to respond, but missed the point of the question completely. Competitive and transparent contracting are a Good Thing™, but wouldn't keep a state contractor from abusing its position to run roughshod over a small township. (For those not following the Capital Academy issue, I've just posted a handy reference guide).
I am sorry that I have not had the opportunity to respond to you much sooner, but thank you for your May 9th email.
As for the contractor problem, my position is simple. I will not support no-bid professional contracts. I would like to see competitive and completely transparent contracting at all levels of government.
I regret that I cannot be more specific at this time but you may refer to the For a Better New Jersey Plan for additional information.
I appreciate your question and I hope that you will vote on June 7th.