The Republican ticket for three seats on the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders and Sheriff today received the endorsement of United States Congressman Frank LoBiondo.
The Congressman endorsed the re-election of District 3 Freeholder Frank Sutton and the election of Tom Ballistreri and Manny Aponte, candidates for two at-large seats on the board, and of Pleasantville Police Capt. Frank Balles, running for Sheriff.
?The election of the Republican team to the Board of Freeholders will assure the citizens and taxpayers of Atlantic County they will continue to receive honest, responsive and economical government and the continued delivery of quality services,? LoBiondo said.
?Balles is the consummate law enforcement professional,? LoBiondo said, ?and, by virtue of experience, ability and performance, is clearly superior to the incumbent.?
Balles, a 23-year-veteran of the Pleasantville Department began his career as a street patrolman and rose through the ranks to hold management, administrative and command positions, including serving as Acting Chief.