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Freeholder Team of Smith, Krickus, and Shaw provide a conservative platform, experience, and accomplishments

Freeholder Deb Smith, John Krickus, and Stephen Shaw Credits: Morris Conservative Team

We are proud to run on a solid conservative platform and utilize our experience and accomplishments in the service of the residents of Morris County. Our platform includes-

Fiscal Responsibility- We will hold the line on county property taxes, as we achieved three years of zero county tax and reduced debt by over $50 million. 
Focus government on what counts- Preserve our parks and open spaces and invest in road and bridge repair.
Reform Government- We will enact a complete gift ban for Freeholders, and pledge not to take taxpayer funded health benefits.

We will also stand up to liberal Governor Phil Murphy and oppose his reckless plan to make New Jersey a Sanctuary State for criminal illegal immigrants. As Sheriff Jim Gannon has stated, “Deb, John, and Stephen all stand with me in opposing reckless Sanctuary City and State policies that would make our communities less safe. They understand that we can never put political correctness above public safety.”

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About the candidates-

Deb Smith is a current Morris County Freeholder and serves on the budget committee. She is a former Denville Council President and Councilwoman where she is most proud of preserving 420 acres that became Jonathan Woods. Deb has 25+ years of private sector management experience and resides in Denville with her husband Steven, a small business owner in Randolph

John Krickus served three years as a Morris County Freeholder and had 3 years of no county tax increases. John served 12 years as Washington Township Mayor and Committeeman and was a key part of preserving 4,000 acres of farmland. He has of 30 years business experience, is a former CPA and a Marine Corps Veteran. A Madison native, John lives in Long Valley with his wife and two daughters.

Stephen Shaw is a former Mayor and Councilman in Mountain Lakes Where he streamlined local services and kept spending in check. A small business owner for 25 years Stephen has an extensive background in land use, planning, and economic development. As a leader of the Morris County Open Space Committee Stephen was involved in the preservation of Giralda Farms in Chatham Township. He is married with two adult children.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of or anyone who works for is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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