Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Freeholder Anna C. Little has issued a statement announcing that she will not seek reelection this year.
Little was denied the Republican Party line by County Chairman Adam Puharic. Courted by County Democrats, Little ultimately rejected their offers. The vast editorial staff here at the Monmouth County Republican Blog always believed that a change of party by Little was unlikeley. Little, a Conservative, would find herself in a party diametrically opposed to her social views.
She ultimately rejected both a Republican primary run or an Independent run in November,

"I have decided that a costly and divisive primary is not in the best interests of the people of Monmouth County. Likewise, a costly and divisive independent run is not in the best interests of those whom I serve".
Little's term runs until the end of this year. She has taken many courageous stands on the Board of Chosen Freeholders, and is expected to remain a strong voice for the remainder of her term.
Sometimes it takes more courage to not run than to run. Freeholder Little's action shows a level of grace and class sorely needed in Monmouth County politics.
I do not believe we have seen the last of Anna Little.

Secretary Seward has the full text of her statement.


paul smith said...

Anna proved she is truly class.An independent run would have hurt the party and switching parties is not the way to go.We can't change what has happened and we have to put it behind us and support 100% our candidates.Good Luck to anna and i hope she stays active.

ginger Hoffmeier said...

I refuse to support someone just because they are the 'chosen' Republican. We have to take politics more seriously or find ourselves with more people like Joe DiBella running rampant and creating havoc.

It would be nice if we could just trust those who select the candidates but clearly the Republicans are not doing such a great job these days.

Vote the person -- not the party. It's a start...