The News of Cumberland County has a great article on the Renegades. They asked the candidates, and get straight answers.
They’ve been called renegades.
They’ve been called traitors.
Given the nature of what they seek to accomplish, the name-calling comes as no surprise.
“We saw what was going on in county government,” Christy said in a recent interview with The News. “People were being threatened with their jobs and their homes. Lou has threatened to take people’s businesses away. This is not good. This is government managed by fear.”
The potential upside of unseating Magazzu makes the backlash worth it to the three independents.
“This is an opportunity to change the structure of the board,” added Peterson, who joined Christy in the interview along with Swift. “I’m not doing this for my own benefit. I truly believe something has got to change for the betterment of Cumberland County.”
We understand that Lou Magazzu had the audacity to approach a Millville City Commissioner and demand that Carl Johnson’s girlfriend be fired from her position as a contracted consultant working for law enforcement. Why? Merely because of her association with Carl, who questioned Lou about his “tax decrease” last year in letters to the editor. For that transgression, Lou attacked Carl publicly, and had his candidate for sheriff hold a press conference and lie to the public. in typical manner, Lou refused to address issue, instead resorting to underhanded personal attacks.