If you haven't seen it, yesterday the Asbury Park Press reported that Middletown's former Mayor / current Committeewoman, Stephanie Murray's house is in the process of foreclosure.
According to the article, Murray "reached a deal with the lender to keep the property". Murray was also quoted as saying, “Like a lot of people, the economy and job loss has taken a toll on my family for a while, and — though I’m not going to comment on my personal financial situation — rest assured I’ve never been at risk of losing my home and have never been delinquent on my paying my property taxes, This is a private matter and I'm saddened and disappointed that it’s being made public.”.
I never like to see people in dire financial straits. It's sad and in the long run, we all pay for it one way or the other. Rest rest assured, I'm no financial genius but I live within my means. You would think that for someone who owned her own small publishing company(now out of business) and whose husband, I've heard, is a partner in the law firm that he works at, would be able to keep their finances in order. But, I suppose not.
Stephanie Murray is up for re-election next year. Will she run or won't she run? Time will tell. If she can't handle her own finances, how on earth can we trust her with ours? Maybe she should step down so she can get her "house" in order.