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Letter: Democratic Committeeman Will Not Seek Second Term

Sean Sharkey 'will continue to fight hard for the people of this town' in his last year as Committeeman

To the Citizens of Lacey Township:

In November of 2010, I was elected to the Township Committee in order to bring a new voice to a governing body that had been under one-party rule for half a decade. Along the way to my election, I met with many people with many different needs. During the last two years while serving I’ve met even more. I enjoy helping the people of this town as much as I can. Whether it is working with various citizens groups, reaching out to an individual with a problem, or sitting on the dais during a town meeting, it has been a pleasure to serve.

One question I have gotten repeatedly since my election is this: “Are you going to run again?” I have thought long and hard about this. I have sat with my family and friends and discussed my political future many times. It is not a decision that I came to lightly. After much thought, I have decided to focus my future in a different direction. I will not be seeking a second term on the Township Committee.

In the remaining months of my term I will continue to fight hard for the people of this town as I have in the past two years. I will continue to work with my fellow committee members on the issues that matter most: taxes, a post-power plant future, quality of life issues, and much more. At the end of this year I intend to make sure that Lacey is in a better position than it was when I took office in 2011. I thank the people of this town and look forward to continuing to serve you for the remainder of this year.

Sean Sharkey

frank reynolds February 16, 2013 at 06:35 AM
green jacket boy shouldnt you be in the walmart parking lot dressed as ben franklin with tea bags hanging off your colonial hat while your yelling scares the small kids?
Forked River Piney February 16, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Fred told them what most of us already know Rupublicons in Ocean County are corrupt
Kelley February 16, 2013 at 12:27 PM
Sean was a very nice young man and I thank him for his service, but we all know that he did nothing up there and was clueless half of the time. Sean gave it a shot and I respect him for that. Good luck in your new endeavors Sean, your positive personality will take you far I am sure!
Forked River Piney February 16, 2013 at 01:10 PM
Bring back Boss Hog and Rude Reid who never saw a tax hike they didn't approve of Im sure they have some ppl in mind for the friends and family plan here in Nepotismville
Forked River Piney February 16, 2013 at 01:11 PM
write in vote for Fred Beglinger
Forked Tongue February 16, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I struggle to find any positive change that was brought on by Mr. Sharkey. Frankly he seems unprepared at the meetings and presents no new ideas. If it wasn't for an occasional idiotic rambling you would think he already checked out.
Forked River Piney February 16, 2013 at 03:34 PM
@Forked Tongue Could you give us one example of "positive change" brought by the other members of the TC? No the Friends and Family for votes plan is not one
Isheet Mipants February 16, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Taxes will go up and last minute budget crunches will not change no matter who is in there the practice of borrowing from Paul to pay Peter has FAILED us especially the middle class and seniors.With the nuke plant shutting down soon and jobs going by the wayside and people moving We are in deep doodoo unless someone with some know how comes in out of nowhere.(and not that crooked attorney).
Forked Tongue February 16, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Yes they voted to fought the battle to get the funds to repair Lake Barnegat Dr and laurel Blvd. If you recall Sean originally voted against it, Latter when confronted with the flooding issue on Barnegat he scolded everyone and said "that's what wrong with this town, things that should be fixed are pushed off to the future". Shortly after Quinn convinced him to vote yes to get the funding ad repaiur the roads. I'm still waiting for the budget that Sean and Helen claim they were preparing?
proud February 16, 2013 at 06:17 PM
@Danny White, wait until you see how taxes go up when people start walking away from homes with no equity in them as the value plummets. There are going to be tax appeals out the wazoo. Small business after small business will be shuttered up.Of course that will take a while. Don't the Township Committee members see this? Why aren't they fighting for their constituency with a concerted effort to stop the madness of FEMA? Ask yourselves this question?: Is the NFIP too big to fail? Well folks the answer is that they already have. Write local, county, state and federal officials and let them know that you will not be voting for those responsible for crippling our communities. www.Facebook.com/StopFemaNow
frank reynolds February 16, 2013 at 06:46 PM
yeah proud because it was fema and the red cross not sandythat crippled the shore. forked tongue is just a moldy leftover from the boss hog parker/reid dictatorship.oh and congrats on the over million dollar project done on lake barnegat dr. it washes everything into that lake because no one figured water rolls downhill so when all the fertilizer from lawns and storm drain run off that now runs into that lake can be blamed on the geese by clueless goobers.
proud February 16, 2013 at 06:51 PM
I suggest that everyone take a few minutes to watch this videoe entitiled "Homeless in Seaside Park". Just click on the link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbF8q19wodE
Forked River Piney February 16, 2013 at 08:37 PM
@Forked Tongue Thanks for the example of something being done in town that wasn't done right in the first place woooooooooooo hooooooooooooo we have some real "professionals" here in Nepotismville who deserve a raise Thanks to Johnny I got 400 ppl jobs taxes have risen and will continue to rise in order to protect the friends and family plan Hows the road permit? Great design infront of Home Depot too bad Laceys "professionals" didn't tell the state no to that piss poor design
grace February 17, 2013 at 12:12 AM
danny its not just in this town have you seen whats going on in toms river...yikes ever since their boy ritacco got caught it seems weekly another scandal..and taxes are going up everywhere sandy has devastated the shore. so sad pretty soon only the poor and wealthy .. no more middle class
Lisa February 17, 2013 at 01:33 AM
@Frank Reynolds, the work done to pollute the lake is typical of Lacey government. We need to completely change the faces on the committee. They have a problem with scientific ideas, such as water running downhill, or that sand washes between rocks piled on a beach. You know, 2nd grade stuff. Mr. Sharkey, you will be missed
Forked River Piney February 17, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Towns that employed debris-removal contractors other than a state-hired Florida firm achieved savings that, when totaled, amount to millions of dollars of taxpayer money. Florida-based AshBritt Inc. charged towns $21.25 per cubic yard to gather roadside debris and bring it to a collection site within 15 miles. That was nearly double the $11.70 asking price of another Florida company, Bergeron, and other firms, records show That's your idol at work along with Happy Gilmore
Forked Tongue February 17, 2013 at 05:56 PM
@Piney @, Mo you've convinced me, the amount of important change implemented by Mr Sharkey has been biblical. I hear that the Obama supporters are scrambling to get him to run for higher office in the future.
Forked River Piney February 17, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Im convinced that Forked Tongue is on the friends and family plan Didn't get the memo that he flooding on LBD was the fault of the republicon professionals hired by the the republicon led TC They also didn't get the memo how the tax payers were fleeced on a permit for a road that cant be built due to the laws of the land I also am convinced that Forked Tongue thinks we got a "good deal" with the no bid contracts set up by Gilmore and Christie
Forked River Piney February 17, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Towns that employed debris-removal contractors other than a state-hired Florida firm achieved savings that, when totaled, amount to millions of dollars of taxpayer money. Florida-based AshBritt Inc. charged towns $21.25 per cubic yard to gather roadside debris and bring it to a collection site within 15 miles. That was nearly double the $11.70 asking price of another Florida company, Bergeron, and other firms, records show
Michele St Clair February 17, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Forked tongue it was only a matter of time before you blamed the lakes in lacey having a problem on obama. The dept store mannequin you guys ran for president lost. Get over it already.
Forked River Piney February 18, 2013 at 03:45 AM
@ Forked Tongue Perhaps if it was done right the first time and the "professionals" the Tc hired had any clue it wouldn't have had to be done again
Forked River Piney February 18, 2013 at 04:22 AM
Michele I thought Black Jesus was the reason for Super Storm Sandy just so he could win the election. He duped Mitt the magic underwear guy into making the comments about the 47% ers and Fema being immoral what a guy Here is another gift from the right no bid contracts which fat boy just loves Towns that employed debris-removal contractors other than a state-hired Florida firm achieved savings that, when totaled, amount to millions of dollars of taxpayer money. Florida-based AshBritt Inc. charged towns $21.25 per cubic yard to gather roadside debris and bring it to a collection site within 15 miles. That was nearly double the $11.70 asking price of another Florida company, Bergeron, and other firms, records show
Tom Messina February 18, 2013 at 09:05 AM
I think Romney is in the witness protection program with Bush. " i ordered spaghetti and marinara sauce and all i got was egg noodles and ketchup" . this town sank under the reid /parker system. They borrowed million for roads to nowhere and bad designs on just about everything and all the while the "ancients" known as the republican club of Lacey told anyone who didnt like it "to move if you dont like it" .Greedy selfish old people who show up at town meetings in short sleeved leisure suits who wanted things like a cemetary built over our drinking water. "Hey my ice cubes taste like aunt Millie."
Forked River Piney February 18, 2013 at 01:14 PM
@Forked Tongue which Lacey "professional" thought it was a good idea to have the storm drains into the Lakes?
LT Guy February 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM
So Tom, what has changed since Parker and Reid were ejected by Georgie Boy to "get the pebble out of his shoe"? The new "Head Boy" is only interested in things that will put more money in his pocket (like using the DPW to correct a water issue on a piece of property he built a house on, piping untested water from an area of town with gas tainted wells, into Deerhead Lake). And we are still living in "Casey Township", where the head of the DPW has free reign to do whatever he wishes without question, wrong or right. And heaven forbid, you should question his expertise! The man is "all knowing".. As the expression goes, "The King is dead, long live the King".
Forked River is full of Pineys February 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Towns that employed debris-removal contractors other than a state-hired Florida firm achieved savings that, when totaled, amount to millions of dollars of taxpayer money. Florida-based AshBritt Inc. charged towns $21.25 per cubic yard to gather roadside debris and bring it to a collection site within 15 miles. That was nearly double the $11.70 asking price of another Florida company, Bergeron, and other firms, records show
lacey voter February 20, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Nothing can change as long as the vote is 3-2..Gilmore still gets the job but lets his underlings go to meetings. The labor lawyer is the same guy that told the committee that they could furlough. How did that one work out
Frank retired teacher living on a pension February 20, 2013 at 02:16 PM
question why didn't the Tc go after the Labor Lawyers O and E insurance instead of sticking it to the tax payers for bad advice? Speaking of bad advice why shouldn't the white castle be allowed to stay open 24 hours when the 3 wa wa s 2 7 11 s and wal mart are all open 24hours?
lacey voter February 20, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Frank, I can't answer that question. But I certainly wouldn't hire him as an attorney the following years..The good ole boy club is still thick as thieves
lacey voter February 20, 2013 at 02:42 PM
And once the White Castle hires Gilmore and Associates all the red tape will disappear. And they can do whatever they like

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