Asbury Park Mayor Myra Campbell Throws Council Members Under The Bus

IMG_0785Asbury Park Mayor Myra Campbell went out of way to embarrass her colleagues on the city’s governing body last evening during the National Night Out celebration.

While introducing Congressman Frank Pallone as a candidate for “State Senator” (Pallone is running for the Democratic nomination to succeed the late United States Senator Frank Lautenberg), Campbell went off script with a spiel about the importance of citizens knowing their governmental representatives.

“I represent you as mayor of Asbury Park and I want you to know your other representatives,” Campbell announced to the crowd of a few hundred, “If you are a member of the council, please step forward.

“Susan Henderson, Deputy Superintendent, uh, Deputy Mayor Susan Henderson.  I know John Loffredo is on vacation. Councilman John Moor, are you here.  Amy Quinn?

“I guess they’re not here.  They are your representatives.”

The council members were not scheduled to join the other dignitaries on stage for the kickoff of the event.

Councilwoman Amy Quinn was seen arriving to the celebration about 10 minutes after the formal remarks concluded.

Quinn told MMM that “unequivocally” Moor and Henderson attended after the formal remarks to kickoff the event.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park | Tags: , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Asbury Park Mayor Myra Campbell Throws Council Members Under The Bus”

  1. Save them Tommy! said at 4:23 pm on August 7th, 2013:

    AP is looking to hire a new City Administrator — maybe that’s the job that TommyD should apply for and/or that is the job that taxpayers across the state should demand be given to TommyD.

  2. henryv v accaro said at 5:32 pm on August 7th, 2013:

    What do you expect she is the “Embarrassment”

  3. Poor Asbury, said at 9:43 pm on August 7th, 2013:

    poor Asbury- period…

  4. Robocop said at 10:01 pm on August 7th, 2013:

    Thanks for getting dressed up for the occasion, Myra. Can we have Ed Johnson back now?

  5. Proud Republican said at 10:40 pm on August 7th, 2013:

    This is what you get when you have a mostly illiterate electorate voting solely on a person’s race, rather than qualifications. See how well that worked out for Detroit? Asbury Park is doomed.

  6. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Asbury Park Mayor Campbell Says She Wasn’t Trying To Embarrass Council Members said at 6:00 pm on August 8th, 2013:

    […] Park Mayor Myra Campbell said she wasn’t trying to embarrass her fellow council members at Tuesday evening’s National Night Out Celebration when she announced their names and asked that they come forward when they weren’t […]