A Colonel in the U.S, Army Reserves, Cantor cited his military experience in intelligence, emergency management and anti-terrorism as reasons he could do “a tremendous job” as sheriff in a phone interview with MMM.
Cantor has served on the Marlboro Council since 2004, including while deployed on active duty overseas. During his deployments, he participated in Council meetings via telephone. He told MMM that he doesn’t think he will be deployed in the next two years before he retires from the military, “but it depends on what happens in Syria.”
In addition to his work in the U.S. Army Reserves and as a Marlboro Councilman, Cantor is a self-employed consultant in the pharmaceutical sales industry. He sought and was passed over for the position of Executive Director of the Western Monmouth Utilities Authority in 2014.
Should he receive the Democratic nomination, Cantor will face off against incumbent Sheriff Shaun Golden next November 8th. Golden also serves and Monmouth County Republican Chairman.
Asked if there was anything lacking in Golden’s performance, especially in the areas his own stated expertise; intelligence, emergency management and anti-terrorism, Cantor said, “my only problem with Shaun is that he serves as a Constitutional Officer and the Republican Chairman. Even if holding both roles does not impact his duties as Sheriff, there is a perception that it does.”
Cantor was first elected to the Marlboro Council as a Republican. He ran for Freeholder as a Republican in 2007, losing to John D’Amico.