At the Monmouth County Freeholder meeting on Thursday night, Marlboro Council President and Freeholder Candidate Jeff Cantor endorsed Freeholder Anna Little's proposal for Freeholder term limits and a rotational directorship.
During the public comments, Cantor said, "Director Barham, you are not going to like this, Freeholder Little you are right. Absolute power corrupts."
In an interview on Friday with MoreMonmouthMusings, Cantor said that he expects Freeholder Director Bill Barham and others are not pleased with him. "People may be pissed off, but I have to do what I think is right. The state should be implementing these kinds of reforms from the top. If they won't do it, we can do it on the county and municipal level."
Cantor said that Freeholders should serve no more than four terms, and that the directorship should rotate annually. "This is not Jeff Cantor vs Bill Barham," he said,"Bill has done a lot of good things. However, it is important to rotate and to learn from each other."
Cantor, a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves said there has been no change is his military status, but that could change at any time.
He had not spoken with Director Barham, Chairman Adam Puharic or his running mate Freeholder Rob Clifton since his comments at the Freeholder meeting on Thursday night.
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