D’Agostino addresses “lies, deception, and hypocrisy” of Sussex Watchdog

To address the lies, deception, and hypocrisy in a recent piece by the Sussex Watchdog about me, I will be happy to clear the record.

I don’t like liars. I never have and I never will. It’s part of the reason that there will be a primary challenge from Hayden & D’Agostino for Sussex County Commissioner on June 7th.

The piece written states highlights that I am a school board member (President) who ran for Congress and paints it as a ridiculous leap. The problem is, the people behind the Sussex Watchdog have supported candidates for Congress that have never held ANY elected office before. They support another former school board President as the current Director of the Sussex County Commissioner board. That is hypocrisy.

The piece also states how I am motivated to hold any public office I can. That part is true. I am motivated to hold the highest office attainable, so that I can be a voice for true conservative principles, on the biggest stage possible. It isn’t about a career and it isn’t about money, which is why I’ve spent seven years volunteering on a school board for my community. The piece makes it as though I’m power hungry. That is deception.

Lastly, the piece states that my announcement came as a shock to Republican activists and elected officials. I explicitly told Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space, Assemblyman Wirths, Clerk Jeff Parrott, Commissioners: Fantasia, Carney, Petillo, Yardley, and Fasano, Chairman Jerry Scanlan, Vice Chair Jill Space, Kelly Ann Hart, Bill Winkler, and many others about my intent to run. Most of these individuals heard it from me face to face, multiple times, and many of them expressed their excitement about my candidacy. The blog attempts to say that the GOP was blind-sided by this announcement. That is a lie.

I find it extremely disheartening, in a county that had 60% of our Republicans vote for the Trump-type Republicans in the gubernatorial primary, that some in the party are choosing to attack the only Trump-type Republican ticket in the upcoming June 7th primary. Particularly when I have a proven track record of getting young conservatives involved and flipping things from blue to red. If we are going to play identity politics, i.e. running people because of their age or because they are a female… perhaps we can learn to appreciate the 32-year-old conservative in a wheelchair! Just saying!