God Bless America!
Memorial Day, May 27, 2013

As a US Army veteran who was able to get a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate degree from St John’s University School of Law thanks to help from the GI Bill, I am grateful that our country recognizes the value of military service, just as New Jersey recognizes its value through veterans preferences in civil service.

If Governor Christie has his way, however, most veterans’ preferences will be eliminated through regulations proposed by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission to create “broadbands” of positions which will allow political decisions for promotion and job assignment to replace civil service tests which protect veterans who finish first on the exam from being passed over by a political appointment. This system, which has been in place since 1947, rewards veterans for their service to our country. Governor Christie wants to replace merit with maneuvering to reward political loyalty.

Stop political decisions from replacing veterans preferences,
please Sign my Online Petition below.

Thank you for your support.




Raymond Lesniak

You are signing this petition to show your support for veterans preferences and to ask the Civil Service Commission to preserve veterans preferences by rejecting broadbanding civil service positions.

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