As John Curley’s former colleague, I can’t think of a better candidate to serve Monmouth County on our Board of Freeholders. John Curley’s commitment to the taxpayers of Red Bank was unparalleled. As a Republican, John voted against tax increases every year. John Curley and I fought and voted against increasing Red Bank’s astronomically high water rates and against using the water utility as a spending slush fund. In my time working with John Curley, he repeatedly and consistently demanded that the borough move to a zero-based budgeting system in order to curb spending – a suggestion since put into practice.
His dedication to open government in Red Bank found him fighting against an entrenched machine to demand open and accessible government for the people of our town. As a minority member of the Red Bank Borough Council, John Curley succeeded in changing meeting times so that residents would have the opportunity to attend council meetings and have an opportunity to express their concerns.
John Curley fought against Red Bank’s high parking fines and went door-to-door to preserve our quality of life and prevent a helipad on the Navesink River. John fought against high density development and chaired a Parks and Recreation Committee that rebuilt our playgrounds.
Most importantly, though, John Curley was available and responsive, understanding that ethics, integrity, and commitment to responsible spending and quality of life issues were what mattered to the people of Red Bank.
As a Freeholder, I know that John Curley will show that same commitment to serving the people of Monmouth County. John knows that we need our next Freeholder to maintain our quality of life and hold the line on spending to keep Monmouth County the special place we call home. Monmouth County deserves an ethical, responsible, responsive new Freeholder. John Curley is the right man for the job.