I completely agree with Freeholder John Bartlett’s reaction to the effort to change the name of our county governing body from Freeholder to Commissioner.
First, there is no offense in the name itself that I see, and second, and more importantly, the name commissioner is known to the public as an unelected political appointee who sits on a commission whose very need may be questionable and collects a stipend to get benefits. This unnecessary effort to change the name to commissioner, in my opinion, elevates appointed commissioners and diminishes the elected freeholders.
As one of the two last Democratic Freeholders in Ocean County, I can say that our three years were civil and productive. I am proud to have been a Freeholder in Ocean County.
Paul C. Brush
*The opinions expressed in the Letters To The Editor section do not necessarily reflect those of the staff, management or sponsors of Micromedia Publications/Jersey Shore Online. Letters to the Editor are the OPINION of the writer and the content is not necessarily checked for accuracy.*