GOULD TO REPLACE BARRY FOR CAPE MAY FREEHOLDER RUN
Longtime Wildwood Crest Commissioner Joyce Gould has been selected to replace
candidate Steve Barry for the upcoming election to the Cape May County Freeholder Board.
The replacement was made by the Democratic County Committee after Barry announced his
withdrawal citing health reasons that would delay his campaign.
Barry said, “As we see the Freeholder Board imploding with running mates Jerry Thornton and Marie Hayes dramatically exposing their abuses, we cannot delay our message of cleaning up county
government. And I’m delighted that Joyce Gould is willing to join Liz Casey in turning
government around and stopping improper activities of our elected county officials”.
Gould was first elected in Wildwood Crest in 1989 serving her first term as Mayor.
Currently in charge of revenue and finance, Gould has been elected six times to the Crest
Commission. On point with her running mate, Gould sees overspending as a significant
problem facing the future of county residents. Not surprised by the current storm on the all
Republican Freeholder Board, Gould has long called for checks and balances in county
government, being narrowly defeated in a previous Freeholder bid. “An independent voice
would prevent such troubling misbehavior by prohibiting nepotism of county officials,
treating employees fairly and having a hiring practice fair and open to residents”, Gould said.
“With Liz Casey, I look forward to having our voices loudly heard on the Freeholder Board”,
Liz Casey welcomed Gould as her new running mate while expressing gratitude to
Barry for doing what he thought was best to win the election. “Having Steve Barry’s insight
and counsel guide our campaign coupled with Joyce Gould’s depth of experience are
invaluable in our efforts to clean up county government and put it in the right direction”,