Freeholder John D’Amico has spent his three years in office trying to get his fellow members of the board to go along with creating a new level of bureaucracy, a County Inspector Generals office, and a county Ethics Board.
D’Amico attempted to revive a five year old scandal for his own political gain. He’s consistently held himself up as a paragon of virtue and implied, or charged,that Republicans are corrupt and doing favors for their friends and campaign contributors.
Turns out that John D’Amico is a hypocritical poltical hack.
MoreMonmouthMusings has obtained an email that D’Amico sent to then Freeholder Director Barbara McMorrow on December 16, 2009 requesting her support in appointing one of his 2007 campaign contributors with a lucrative legal contract for the Monmouth County Reclamation Center.
Here’s the email:
From: John D’Amico [jdamic juno.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:26 PM
> To: Barbara McMorrow [Gmail]
> Subject: Reclamation Center Attorney
> Barbara: Charles Fallon called today to advise that it would be very helpful to him (and to me, from a campaign standpoint) if we were to designate the Wilentz firm as the exclusive attorney for the Reclamation Center legal matters. Right now there are two firms: Haskins Delafield (an out of state firm that does the bulk of the work) and Wilentz (which only got $6,000 worth of work this year). The Wilentz firm gave Steve Schueler and me a very good fund raiser in 2007, and indications are that they will repeat the favor. Can you support a request to Jim Gray that the appointment go to Wilentz only on the agenda for the 12/22 meeting? Thanks. John
McMorrow did not support the request.
Nor did McMorrow cooperate with MMM for this story.
MoreMonmouthMusings wishes John D’Amico a happy retirement at the taxpayers expense and a bit part in The Soprano State, Part 2