Freeholder John P. Curley was sworn in to his second three-year term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 3, 2013. He served as director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2012 after serving as deputy director in 2011.
Prior to his election as a Freeholder, John Curley served as a councilman in Red Bank for more than five years. During that time he also served as a member of the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment and was council liaison to the local Planning Board, the Historic Preservation Commission, Special Improvement District and the Public Works Committee.
As a Red Bank councilman, John Curley won passage of a resolution to place a cap on all municipal spending accounts. He also challenged placement of a helipad on the Navesink River and worked tirelessly to stop a bulky solid waste station abutting a residential neighborhood. Additionally, he organized a grass-roots effort to prevent a financially flawed parking garage proposal from creating a potential liability for Red Bank taxpayers.
Concerned about transparency in government, he also fought to change the time of the Red Bank council meetings to increase the public’s participation, and throughout his career as a councilman, he was a strong advocate of zero-based budgeting, spearheading the adoption of strict anti-pay-to-play ordinances.
John Curley is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and Thomas Edison State College. A lifelong, fourth-generation resident of Monmouth County. He grew up in Shrewsbury and lives in Middletown and is currently a trustee of the Christian Brothers Academy Alumni Association and a former trustee of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Central Jersey Chapter.
John Curley is vice president of his family’s car dealership located in Lakewood, Jim Curley GMC, Buick and Kia.