Democratic Freeholder Candidates Slam Lucas Farm Deal

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.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Democratic Freeholder Candidates Slam Lucas Farm Deal”

  1. They are so uninformed said at 10:33 pm on March 1st, 2013:

    it is pretty pathetic: Lucas a boss? Laughable! The county’s portion of the three levels, is very small. The money for the program comes from the taxes some 70 % of the voters approved twice as open space and farm preservation dedicated taxes. Shame on Froelich, who’s fresh off his big loss to Cong.Smith: a very sophomoric and inaccurate release, but then, the Dems will continue to appeal to their low- info, 4th grade reading level voters!

  2. so uninformed? said at 2:57 pm on March 2nd, 2013:

    Is Arnone and Curley and Green also uninformed? Hope Lucas is giving you a cut of his taxpayer raid you freakin phony crook.

  3. Short answer: said at 11:41 am on March 3rd, 2013:

    Yes. Green is the hypocrite who first voted yes, until it got controversial. The other two took what they may perceive as the safer way out for them, politically. As usual with libs and the class warfare argument, you are as crass and stupid as you are wrong, again! Go defend Obamacare or something, and get over it: some land is preserved,and someone many of us don’t even like,happens to be this beneficiary, of a program huge majorities of voters, THREE times, approved to tax themselves to implement! Idiot!