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Of Monmouth Freeholder Candidates, Only Curley Would Stick Property Taxpayers With His Medical Bills

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley

The Democrat and Republican candidates for Monmouth County Freeholder each said they would not accept County funded health insurance if elected to the part time position next month.

Republican candidates, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger and Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, have long opposed part-time elected officials exploiting the taxpayers by taking excessive benefits.   Democrat candidates Larry Luttrell and Amber Gesslein each told MMM that would not accept taxpayer funded health benefits if they are elected.

The Independent candidate, disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, has been sticking Monmouth County property taxpayers with the cost of his medical care for most of the last two years and he opposed a recent resolution against the practice.

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Posted: October 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Democrats in the running for Handlin’s Assembly seat

Josh Welle and Amber Gesslein could run for the Dem nominations for Assembly in LD 13 next year.

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin’s announcement that she will not seek reelection next year inevitably creates speculation on who will run to replace her. While party leaders on both sides of the aisle would rather their troops stay focused on the election coming up next month, the jockeying has started given how infrequently a vacancy occurs in the 13th district.

Democrats, who normally lose badly in the district will likely have a contest for the two Assembly nominations next year, given Handlin’s vacancy and Serena DiMaso serving her freshman term.  DiMaso put something of a target on her back with the Dems when she made a robocall criticizing LD 11 Assemblymembers Eric Hougtaling and Joann Downey for voting for Governor Murphy’s tax increases.  Houghtaling and Downey responded to DiMaso’s robocall with an ethics complaint.

With the Assembly on top of the ballot next year, Dems will likely be motivated and funded, even in LD 13.

Potential Democrat Candidates for LD 13 Assembly in 2019 who are running for other offices this year:

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Posted: October 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Lillian Burry says John Curley threatened her

Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry said that she is one of the many people who have been abused by disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley.   “Don’t lose sight of that Freeholder Curley has a history of abusing people, individually and collectively,” Burry said during a meeting of the Board last week.

Burry said that she was personally threatened by Freeholder Curley during a closed meeting in 2013.  “With pointed fingers he said, ‘I will get you,’ I mean it was really unnerving and everybody sitting there could feel that way.”

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Posted: August 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Who is paying Curley’s Legal Fees? Are Those Fees Campaign Expenses?

Where is John Curley getting $300,000 to $500,000 to pursue his ridiculous lawsuit?

Angelo Genova, $850 per hour

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley’s attorneys, Genova Burns, submitted an invoice for $30,483.92 for their work on Curley’s contempt motion only yesterday in federal court.  Curley sued Monmouth County taxpayers, his fellow freeholders, County Administrator Teri O’Connor and County Counsel Michael Fitzgerald late last year in an effort to keep an investigative report into his alleged conduct of employee harassment, sexual and otherwise, from becoming public.

U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti dismissed Curley’s 12 count suit (not covered in the $30,483.92 invoice), but held the freeholders in contempt for revealing parts of the report in their Censure and Reprimand Resolution of Curley in December.  Judge Martinotti ruled the County must pay Curley’s legal fees associated with the contempt motion.  The County has appealed the contempt ruling, arguing that the information in the Censure and Reprimand did not come from the investigative report prepared by retired Acting Supreme Court Justice Mary Catherine Cuff.

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Posted: August 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments »

Hanlon certifies Curley’s nominating petition

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley survived a challenge to his nominating petitions for reelection, according to a letter from Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon dated June 13, which was obtained by MMM via OPRA request.

After noticing irregularities in the Curley petitions, Monmouth County Republican Chairman, Sheriff Shaun Golden, submitted a formal challenge to the petitions requesting that Hanlon’s staff review the signatures before certifying Curley’s candidacy for Freeholder as an Independent.

Hanlon found that over 120 signatures were invalid because the signers were not registered to vote in Monmouth County or the signature on the petition did not match the signature in the state voter records.  The censured freeholder still has over 100 valid signatures, making his overall petition valid.

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Posted: June 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

Curley’s Defective Petitions

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.

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Posted: June 8th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, John Curley, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Prosecutor’s Office Clarifies Curley Corruption Allegations

Freeholder John P. Curley

Updated with Panter’s response…

Charles Webster, spokesperson for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office issued the following statement to MMM regarding our stories today about former Assemblyman Michael Panter’s allegations against Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Monmouth Prosecutor refers corruption allegations against John Curley to NJ Attorney General

Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has referred the corruption allegations against Freeholder John P. Curley made by former Assemblyman Michael Panter, in his capacity as in house counsel for Realty Data Systems, LLC, to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, according to Charles Webster, spokesman for the Prosecutor’s Office.

Due to the allegations against a sitting Freeholder, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office forwarded Mr. Panter’s letter of March 27 to the Attorney General’s Office for review and to take whatever actions they deem appropriate, Webster wrote to MMM.

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Posted: April 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Doherty gets top job at Casino Reinvestment Development Authority

Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has been promoted to the top position at the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, just two weeks after he secured the second in command position at the Atlantic City agency, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Belmar, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Is Curley’s Birthday a happy one for Monmouth County taxpayers? Employees?

Happy Birthday to disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley.

Now that he is 65 and eligible for Medicare, hopefully Curley will give the Monmouth County property taxpayers a break and get off the County’s self insured employee heath benefits program.

In his law suit against this fellow freeholders and all of the people of Monmouth County, Curley claims he is not an employee.  Yet, when it comes to getting health care, Curley claimed he was an employee of the County and not of his brother’s car dealership (which pays property taxes in Ocean County). Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 16th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: John Curley, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »