Middletown Township Committeeman Rich Hibell accused his Democrat opponent, Board of Education member Danielle Walsh, of abusing her position of on the BOE by officially recognizing her campaign volunteers for academic acheivement and for the widespread use of photos of Middletown school children for political purposes without their parents permission.
“Danielle Walsh should not be using her position on the School Board to give out awards to her campaign volunteers,” Hibell wrote on facebook. “It is legally, morally and ethically wrong. Her campaign site is filled with pictures inside schools of children who do not deserve to be politicized. I am calling on Ms. Walsh to immediately remove all photos of children inside schools taken without parental consent and I will seek an opinion with the ethics commission.”
Hibell and Walsh are facing each other, head to head, in the election to complete the final year of Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger’s term on the Township Committee. Scharfenberger resigned from the committee in February after being tapped to fill the Freeholder vacancy created by Serena DiMaso’s election to the State Assembly.