To the Editor:

It is ironic that the Middletown Township Committee candidates Scharfenberger and Settembrino who bill themselves as "The Christie Team" suffer from his same lack of transparency. Just as a suit against the Christie administration alleges that it has "...failed to make public the most basic documents explaining the criteria for determining who gets [Sandy] recovery money and who doesn't...," the Middletown team has refused to share open information about the cost of Middletown's health insurance plan and details about the Middletown Disaster Relief Fund.

We know that Scharfenberger is clearly a  paid member of "The Christie Team" with his $95,000/yr. state job given  to him by Christie, but we hope he will break from the team and share information.

Carolyn Schwebel

Leonardo, N.J. 07737