The Asbury Park Press today endorsed Amy Mallet’s re-election bid for Monmouth County Freeholder. Here is some of what the APP had to say:
“…As with any elected body, bipartisan representation tends to keep both parties on their best behavior.
The long stretch of 5-0 GOP domination in the late 1990s and most of the following decade proved unhealthy for the county’s political culture.
For that reason and more, we support the candidacies of incumbent Amy Mallet, the lone Democrat on the board…
Mallet, 55, who is seeking her second term, has been the strongest voice … for open government and fiscal restraint. Mallet also established the Monmouth County Veterans Service Office and was responsible for the largest solar project in the county….
…Mallet’s allegations that Burry provided patronage work to friends and allies, and was casual about hiring procedures, have merit.Burry also supported, unlike Mallet, signing off on the questionable deal that would pay Manalapan’s Republican mayor, Andrew Lucas, $1.15 million to preserve his farm in Manalapan.
The deal has been put on hold by the State Agriculture Development Committee, pending a ruling from the State Ethics Commission….”