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Bean For Borough Attorney (If He Doesn’t Win Mayor)

I’m going to say it here right now.  Jim Bean is a better lawyer than either Michael Dupont or William Northgrave.  Check Bean’s voting record and the minutes and tapes of the meetings.  He was right every time.  And if Bean had been our borough attorney these past two years we wouldn’t have been sued by Pringle three times (and lost so far twice), we wouldn’t have been sued by Broadco, we wouldn’t have been sued by du Rouville, we wouldn’t have had all these protracted OPRA battles (we lost every one of them) and Lord knows what other litigation we’re involved in that they haven’t even told us about.

We have spent, I’m sure, hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses with these guys and have lost every case that has gone to trial.  Of course in every one of these situations when the town lost, the people who live in it won.  And the same will be true of the new lawsuit.  I want the government of Belmar to lose that case because I want the people to win.  The lawsuit, if successful, will force the government to run our public bidding for the benefit of the people and not the mayor’s cronies.

Believe it or not, you don’t need a law degree to be a Supreme Court justice.  And there actually have been Supreme Court justices who didn’t have a degree.  So if you don’t need a degree to be on the Supreme Court, maybe you shouldn’t need one to be a borough attorney.  We certainly couldn’t do any worse than what we have now.


  1. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    When our elected officials take the oath of office…. they swear on a bible to UPHOLD the Law …. their primary responsibility.
    We expect nothing more, and should tolerate nothing less …. using our vote to cause.
    I appreciate Councilman Jim Bean’s focus on his primary responsibility.

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm | Permalink
  2. VITO CORLEONE wrote:

    Problem is the Bible is not important to some Mayors , Presidents, Council members

    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

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