Showdown at 9a sharp Tuesday, right here.
Incumbent 12th-district Assemblyman Mike Panter and his running mate, Amy Mallet, may have been aiming primarily at one of their Republican opponents last week with their suggestion of cronyism in the Fair Haven cell tower deal.
But the allegation has roused the Fair Haven council, who have come out their corner swinging not in defense of candidate and telecom consultant Declan O’Scanlon, they say, but of their own good names.
Tomorrow morning, the council will hold a special meeting at which they’ve challenged Panter, of Shrewsbury, and Mallet, of Fair Haven, to publicly make their case that the contract with O’Scanlon, a Little Silver councilman, was somehow tainted by a conflict of interest, as they alleged last week in a letter to the state Attorney General.
“They’re taking a shot at the integrity of the Fair Haven council,” says governing body president Tom Gilmour, who played a lead role in a four-year effort to eliminate a dead-zone in wireless service to the town.