Thursday, May 22, 2008

Burry statement about labor counsel Giacobbe

FREEHOLD (MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ) -- Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry released the following statement regarding a letter she received today from Monmouth County’s labor counsel, Matthew J. Giacobbe:

“Today, I received a letter from our labor counsel, Matt Giacobbe, expressing his intention to not reapply as labor counsel later this summer in the event that Joseph W. Oxley seeks and wins the chairmanship of the Monmouth County Republican Organization.

“Mr. Giacobbe and Mr. Oxley are currently employed by the same law firm. It is evident a potential conflict could arise. Therefore, I would like to thank Mr. Giacobbe for his early notification and sensitivity for doing the right thing.

“Furthermore, I would like to add that Mr. Giacobbe has served the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the people of Monmouth County very well in difficult contract negotiations with some 20 different labor unions these last three years. His services will be missed.”

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