Cantor seeks to unseat Golden as Monmouth County Sheriff

1606336_465970393508398_1875961369_oMarlboro Councilman Jeff Cantor announced this morning that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Monmouth County Sheriff in 2016.

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.

Posted: December 14th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 11 Comments »

11 Comments on “Cantor seeks to unseat Golden as Monmouth County Sheriff”

  1. lazy cantor said at 2:01 pm on December 14th, 2015:

    Actualy Cantor’s name was on the republican freeholder ballot but he did not run. He sat on his lazy ass leaving Rib Clifton to do all the door knocking and associated campaigning. Thought he would get elected by riding Cliftons coatails by making little effort on his own. Like his tenure on the Mboro Council. A lazy do nothing who is going to showoff his military brass in place of haveing a substanitive track track record in office.

  2. @Lazy Cantor said at 3:37 pm on December 14th, 2015:

    Substantive Track Record in Office??? Want to elaborate?

  3. Tim H said at 9:08 pm on December 14th, 2015:

    Way to go people; trash the man. A decorated veteran and decent honorable man. He may be one of the few to beat Golden. And what has Golden done in office? Overtime is up still and he inherited a department; he never built it. He spent the last nearly 2 years on the tax payer dime running around being a party chairman. Give me a break. Cantor can beat him.

  4. Well, said at 9:43 pm on December 14th, 2015:

    could be worse, could be Hornik.. thanks for your service, Jeff, we appreciate all who have served: the hard part for him has been deciding what party and philosophy he espouses and runs on, which, in politics, is important to many of us. Should be interesting to see what the D’s do to us, in the Presidential-madness year of 2016.

  5. Tim H said at 8:53 am on December 15th, 2015:

    Golden’s worst nightmare: the very popular Hornik challenges and easily beats the arrogant Beck. Cantor wins sheriff. Doherty runs for Freeholder and they get one other strong candidate. Golden’s last stand.

  6. Monmouth Girl said at 11:02 am on December 15th, 2015:

    Tim H or should I say Jim Sage. Cantor may be a veteran and a good guy, but he was the laziest candidate that the GOP ever ran for Freeholder. If you don’t believe me call Clare French, Kim Guadagno and Rob Clifton. The three of them worked their tails off and Jeff took a three week vacation in October! His laziness lead to the GOP losing control of the Freeholder Board. Maybe that was his plan all along since he has always taking orders from his puppet master Hornik.

    FYI. Hornik lives in Joe Kyrillos’ legislative district not Jen’s. nice try.

  7. Republican in Name and Actions said at 11:41 am on December 15th, 2015:

    “show off his military brass in place of having a substancial track record in office”

    Real nice. Disparge a Veteran. Men and Women like Cantor put on the Uniform to protect your right to do that.

    BTW. The Sheriff does not have to be a politician or have a track record in office.(What was Golden’s track record in office?)

    His Military background or showing off his “Brass” as you put it COULD qualify him for the job.

    Notice I said COULD since I do not know the man.

    Here is what I know (from experience). You do not get promoted to Colonel if you are Lazy. If you were deployed from a unit in NJ there is a good chance your unit was involved in training Iraqi or Afgani troops in the role of police officers, or your unit had a large role in Military intelligence gathering. Every Infantry Officer in the Middle East has extensive training in Emergency Management.

    That being said when given the chance to rip Golden all Cantor said was he has a problem with the precieved conflict of interest with him serving as Sherrif and Republican Chair. Pretty tame comments in this Political climate.

    I for one will get to know what the candidates are about before voting for Sheriff and not let the fact that he served his Country disqualify him.

    Mr. Cantor Thank you for your Service.

  8. @Monmouth Girl said at 1:14 pm on December 15th, 2015:

    Do you really think Golden is the superior candidate? Doesn’t he support mismanagement and corruption? If I recall, while he was the second in charge at the Sheriff’s Department, he and Kim Guadagno employed some guy (who is still there) in a position that is phoney. Yeah, phoney, like it doesn’t exist!!

    Either Golden knew…which would make him complicit in the fleecing of the taxpayers, OR he is totally clueless, and incompetent! Which one is it??

  9. @Tim H said at 2:31 pm on December 15th, 2015:

    Hey Einstein, Hornik is in the 12th legislative district, Beck is in the 11th.

  10. Monmouth Girl said at 1:07 pm on December 16th, 2015:

    Hey both Einsteins Marlboro is in the 13th Legislative District! Kyrillos, Handlin and O’Scanlon’s

  11. With two new said at 1:37 pm on December 16th, 2015:

    assembly people in 11, absent a popular shore mayor like Doherty, either Houghteling or Downey could try and step up to take on Jen, who now needs two strong running mates. Any takers?? Better start now getting known!