The Democratic candidates for Monmouth County Freeholder are not waiting to get into campaign mode.
Brian Froelich and Lawrence Luttrell were endorsed by the Monmouth County Democratic Party last Saturday. Today they issued a statement blasting the “all-Republican monopoly on the Freeholder Board” over the 3-2 split decision to pay Manalapan Township Committeeman Andrew Lucas $1.152 million for the development rights to his farm.
Froelich and Luttrell also promoted Lucas to a “GOP boss.”
MANALAPAN – Democratic Candidates for Monmouth County Freeholder, Brian Froelich and Larry Luttrell, slammed the Republican Freeholder Board’s decision to give almost 1.2 million taxpayer dollars away to a local GOP party boss.
“Once again, the all-Republican monopoly on the Freeholder Board has exercised its power against the interests of Monmouth County residents,” said Froelich. “This time, the Freeholders granted a $1.15 million-dollar payday to one of their own in the guise of ‘farmland preservation.’ Whether it is preservation bonuses, pension privileges, or old-fashioned patronage, this Board continues to remind us that absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
“Clearly, there is an apparent conflict of interest with this land deal,” added Luttrell, a former prosecutor. “This November, Monmouth County residents will have a chance to elect fair-minded watchdogs that will restrain this biased and unbalanced Freeholder Board. Shame on Freeholder Serena DiMaso for voting to give taxpayer money away to one of her political cronies. This needs to change in November.”General election for Monmouth County Freeholder takes place Tuesday, November 5th.
Froelich and Luttrell are attempting to unseat Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Serena DiMaso. Arnone voted against funding the Lucas farm purchase. DiMaso voted for it.