This blog post was written by Freehold Borough Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer.
On Saturday morning I discovered a campaign flyer endorsing the "team" of Shutzer/Xavier and urging residents to cast their votes for Sharon Shutzer and Daniel Xavier. I am angry about this, and I want the people of Freehold to know that this was done and my name used WITHOUT my permission or knowledge.
Dan did not have the common courtesy to speak to me about this before doing it. Even more egregious is the fact that I immediately contacted him about it and told him that I was angry and did not consent to his use of my name, but he ignored my feelings and DISTRIBUTED MORE OF THE FLYERS ON SUNDAY.
This action is a clear attempt to deceive the public into thinking that Dan and I are running together as a team. His outrageous action is most definitely morally and ethically wrong. He has misrepresented my position and my intent. Under no circumstances will I tolerate such deception and misuse of my name.
I am honored to have Ron Griffiths as my running mate. He is a man of honor and integrity. We were chosen by the Freehold Democratic Club to be the candidates and I will not allow anyone to imply otherwise.
Dan's attempt to claim he is my running mate is shameful and a reflection of his true character. Shame on you, Dan Xavier, and shame on anyone who helped you carry out such a devious and deceptive ploy.