Democrats are criticizing Republican mayoral candidate and Councilman Joseph Sangiovanni because of report that says he filed for three bankruptcies during the last six years.
John Ducey, the Democratic mayoral candidate, said Sangiovanni’s past business dealings show that he is not the right candidate for township voters, according to The Asbury Park Press.
In a Facebook post (see above), Ocean County Democrats said Sangiovanni ran up "$150,000 in credit card bills" and had other material expenses, then went bankrupt and failed to pay his taxes.
"His slogan is 'Fiscal Responsibility,' " the post said.
In December 2007, Sangiovanni filed for two corporate bankruptcies related to his Lakewood-based trucking company, St. John’s Transportation Services; however, despite his past financial problems, Sangiovanni said that should not rule him out for the township’s highest political office, according to the APP.
“Business is not always easy, it’s not always making money and high fives,’’ he told the APP. “If (you) look around, these things happen. Donald Trump is the perfect example of this. I have experience dealing with difficult situations.’’