Disgraced Freeholder John Curley told The Asbury Park Press that he will not be a candidate for the Republican nomination for freeholder in the June 5 primary. The Monmouth Republican County Committee, the grassroot volunteers who Curley called a “political machine” and “Club Monmouth,” endorsed Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley for the nomination on Saturday morning at a convention at iPlayAmerica in Freehold.
“I’ve never answered to a political machine. I work for the people. I have a clear conscience on how I vote on what I believe is best for the public,” he said. “They can do what they want. I don’t want to be a part of Club Monmouth.”
Curley’s votes on the freeholder board are not the problem for the County Committee members who unanimously endorsed Kiley on Saturday after the bloviating bully stood in an aisle glaring at her while she delivered her remarks to the convention.
The problem is Curley’s documented proclivity for harassing County employees and citizens, particularly women, homosexuals and teenagers.
If Curley’s conscience is clear regarding his harassment of County employees, why is he abusing the legal system to keep the taxpayer funded report about his behavior from becoming public? Why hasn’t he denied that he abused, intimated and threatened employees and fellow elected officials?
Curley wanted “Club Monmouth’s” endorsement last month when he sent a letter of intent to Chairman Shaun Golden without the required signatures from County Committee members. He wanted–and got– the club’s support in 2008, when he was defeated by Democrat Amy Mallet. He wanted it and got it again in 2009, 2012 and 2015. The Monmouth GOP is not the problem. Curley’s vile and vulgar behavior is the problem.
Former Curley supporters should ask for their money back
Curley certified to the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission on January 11, 2018 that he would be a candidate for the GOP nomination for freeholder. In his January R-1 report, Curley reported that he has $16,392.15 cash on hand. Since his last election, Curley has raised $70,436.50 and spent $54,044.35. Included in the $54K in campaign contributions from “Club Monmouth” members that he spent over the last 26 months is a $250 expense to be chauffeured to federal court in Trenton on December 4, 2017 for his lawsuit against Monmouth County taxpayers and his fellow freeholders.
Those who have contributed to Curley assuming he would be the GOP nominee this year should consider asking for their money back. If you don’t want Curley spending that $16,392.15 against Sue Kiley or to be chauffeured around the state, ask for your money back by writing Joan C. Rothwell, P.O.Box 773, Red Bank, NJ 07701