Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Mallet & Mason Sail Through Democratic Primary Election


For Immediate Release
Michael W. Mangan
June 3, 2008

Office: 732-922-2700

Candidates Call for Reduced Spending
and Reforms to County Government

OCEAN TWP – Democratic Candidates for Freeholder Amy Mallet (D-Fair Haven) and Glenn Mason (D-Hazlet) swept the Democratic Primary Election yesterday, taking 3,182 more votes than the Republicans. As the campaign moves into the General Election phase, the candidates pledged to cut spending and end Republican corruption when party control changes in November.

The Primary showed further the desire for change, with Democrats outvoting Republicans up and down the ballot in Monmouth County. With the Primary Election behind them, the candidates have launched their campaign to change Monmouth County government. Recent electoral successes and some 40,000 new Democrats in Monmouth County now put Mallet and Mason within striking distance of creating the first Democratic majority on the Board in 20 years.

“We have had tax and spending increases for the past twenty years in Monmouth County and its time for that to change. We need to cut spending now – and not just the same old rhetoric during and election year,” said Mallet. In 2005, then-candidate Lillian Burry ran on a platform of cutting spending. Since then, Ms. Burry has raised spending every single year.

Democrats also pledge to bring honesty and ethics back to the board. Over the past 20 years, public officials in Monmouth County numbering in the dozens have been arrested, indicted, or convicted, for illegal activities while in their public positions. “It’s time to finally and permanently close Club Monmouth and put the horrible chapter of waste, fraud, and abuse in Monmouth County behind us,” said Mason.

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