Bayshore Tea Party Backed Sheriff Candidate Worked For A Red Light Camera Company

O’Scanlon calls on Bayshore Tea Party and their slate to withdraw support for Peters

Dan Peters

Dan Peters

Three time Monmouth County Sheriff Candidate Dan Peters worked as an Account Executive for RedFlex, the ‘traffic safety’ company that has been implicated in an ongoing federal criminal investigation into a $2 million bribery scheme in Chicago.

Peters’ LinkedIn profile included the job on his resume from 2010-2011 yesterday afternoon.  Today, the job has was removed from his LinkedIn profile.  MoreMonmouthMusings called Peters twice yesterday and once this morning to ask him about his resume and education.  He did not return the calls.

Peters admitted to working for the company on Saturday May 4 while speaking before a group of activists from Campaign for Liberty, according to Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon.  O’Scanlon, the New Jersey champion of the fight against red light cameras, was an invited speaker for the group’s meeting.  Peters and the LD 13 Tea Party backed candidates also spoke at the event which was held in Hightstown.

“RedFlex is an amoral company that got kicked out of Chicago for giving bribes,” O’Scanlon said, “Their products do not improve traffic safety. On the contrary, we have proven that their red light cameras increase the likely hood of traffic accidents.  They exist to entrap people and steal their money, plain and simple.   The company and their employees know it.”

O’Scanlon said the fact that Peters worked for the company means one of three things:

1) He likes red light cameras.

2) He doesn’t like red light cameras, but will sell out to people who give him money.

3) He didn’t do his homework.

“In any event, Peters has no business calling himself a Conservative and asking for Conservative’s votes. The Tea Party and the rest of their ticket should either withdraw their support of Dan Peters for Sheriff or stop calling themselves Conservatives.”

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said he is opposed to red light cameras. “They are dangerous, an invasion of privacy and a scam,” said Golden, ” I don’t believe in red light cameras or any photo radar.”   He declined to comment on his primary opponent, Peters, having worked for a red light camera company.

Posted: May 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP, Primary Election | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

10 Comments on “Bayshore Tea Party Backed Sheriff Candidate Worked For A Red Light Camera Company”

  1. Jim jones said at 8:34 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    Does it get any better for O’scanlon? Guy rips on these cameras for years and then gets primaried by a guy who WORKED for them?

    Doesn’t get luckier than that.

  2. Whatta You Want said at 8:38 pm on May 8th, 2013:

    From a bunch of ill prepared hypocrites?

    But this is what happens when political dilitants and neophytes like Babs and the BSTPG put up candidates that have not been properly vetted, JUST in the interest of trying to put anyone up there and to stay relevant.

    Ugly McNasties

  3. Litter Bug said at 12:00 am on May 9th, 2013:

    Dan Peters is also a litter bug.

    After his last failed run for office, him or one of his volunteers left several of his signs standing along public roadways for months, until they finally tore in the wind and blew away. Several of the wire stands where his signs were left are still along the road today.

    Dan Peters is a litter bug!

  4. I see no problem with this said at 11:56 am on May 9th, 2013:

    He worked–as in past tense, with the company. Apparently the hierarchy of the company–in another state, was implicated in some sort of fraud. Was Dan Peters’ involved in such fraud? I don’t think so.

    Dan Peters is retired from law enforcement. Like most in law enforcement, he went back to work in the private sector to feed his family and pay his bills. Again, what is wrong with this picture?

  5. Please! said at 12:20 pm on May 9th, 2013:

    He worked for a company of criminals and LeAnn lied about her education. Then they reached out to the Democrats for money.

    These are the type of dirtbags we want representing us?

  6. See no evil? said at 1:27 pm on May 9th, 2013:

    It has nothing to do with whether or not he was involved in the fraud. Red light cameras are anti-freedom and a hidden, unfair tax, plain and simple. They have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with spying on a free people and fraudulently separating people from their hard earned money.

    Opposing red light cameras is about as conservative an issue as I can imagine. The fact is that Dan Peters worked for the dark side and Declan O’Scanlon fought these evil companies, loud and often. Tells you all you need to know about both people, IMO.

  7. @Please! said at 3:51 pm on May 9th, 2013:

    You know, I just thought of something regarding Bellew’s false claims of being an educator.

    That’s an insult to every student who went to college and paid thousands of $ to get a teaching degree, including my child who starts this fall to earn her degree.

  8. (Not So) Sage said at 4:48 pm on May 9th, 2013:

    Curious to hear what Jim Sage, supporter of losing candidates and former best friend of Jim Gearheart ( in his own mind) has to say about this.

    The candidate he supports is anti-freedom and worked for a company involved in the biggest fraud in the history of mankind (ok, not really..I was just imitating Jim’s penchant for hyperbole, only its usually to exaggerate the importance of something he’s heroically discovered and talked about forever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and ever…)

    What say you Jim? You’ve busted the cajones of people for not denouncing things they have no jurisdiction over. I’m sure you’re going to lead the way and denounce the anti-freedom candidate you supported who worked for a company who perpetrated a multi state fraud, right? What say you ( not so ) Sage?

  9. @(Not So) Sage said at 4:59 pm on May 9th, 2013:

    Jim is going to say that this is all RINO BS! Shuan Golden is a liar who hangs out with rapists. He will continue to distort Shuan’s record of outstanding acheivement.

    Why would Jim do this? Because Dan Peters has already promised him that he will be Undersheriff Jim “Barney Fife” Sage.

  10. Well, to be fair.... said at 8:01 pm on May 9th, 2013:

    …I can’t blame Peters. Look at what happens to people who DON’T give Sage a job. He cyber stalks them to the end of the earth.