Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley blew his chance to compete for the Republican nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder back in January, because he did not get his letter of intent and nominating petition filed on time.
Now, Curley might not make it onto the ballot as an Independent candidate because the petitions he filed with the Monmouth County Clerk on Tuesday are defective.
A review of the 398 signatures Curley filed indicates that only 165 of them are valid. Only 100 valid signatures are required to get the misogynist, homophobe, anti-Italian bigot on the ballot, so his candidacy might be safe. However, of the 165, there are apparent duplicates within Curley’s paperwork that are still being researched. A review of Democrat candidate Amber Gesslein’s petitions and Republican Sue Kiley’s petitions for additional disqualifying duplicates is ongoing.
Additionally, some signers have indicated they were told Curley was a Republican when they were asked to sign. None have yet to file an affidavit withdrawing their nomination, but if their are 99 or less valid signatures left by Monday, we hear Curley’s candidacy will be legally challenged.
Keep Mr. Genova on standby, John. Have a nice weekend.
The petitions Curley submitted:Freeholder - John P. Curley #1
Freeholder - John P. Curley #2
Freeholder - John P. Curley #3
Freeholder - John P. Curley #4
Freeholder - John P. Curley #5a
Freeholder - John P. Curley #6
Freeholder - John P. Curley #7
Freeholder - John P. Curley #8
Freeholder - John P. Curley #9