Principle over Party

It's time for Jeff Perry to drop out of the race for US Congressman
He should do the right thing for himself, his family and his party

By Christy Mihos

As a father, I could never support or vote for a candidate that had the absence of good judgment as a police officer, especially when the security and safety of a 14 year old child was at stake.

The damaging revelations about the Wareham incident involving Jeff Perry continue to damage his candidacy. As a State Representative Perry has been a popular public servant in the district he now serves. He is right on many of the issues, and over the years, and I have supported his candidacy.

Jeff even worked for my company from 1983 through 1985 as a night assistant manager. I had never heard of the Wareham stories prior to this spring when the facts were front and center in his race for the Republican nomination. I supported Joe Malone.

As a father, I could never support or vote for a candidate that had the absence of good judgment as a police officer, especially when the security and safety of a 14 year old child was at stake.

Republicans are held to a different standard when running for political office, and just as the Gerry Studds scandal sickened me, so does this.

But as for Jeffery Davis Perry, its time to do the right thing for himself and his family and drop out of the race. Doing the right thing and standing for principle over party will make his life better still.

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