HAZLET, NJ – Colonel Jeff Cantor, candidate for Monmouth County Sheriff, has been called to serve overseas in Slovenia. Cantor will be in command of approximately 1,900 soldiers from ten different nations. His mission is to teach emergency management, disaster response, and counter-terror operations to the allied nation’s military forces.
“When the country calls, I drop everything to fulfill our nation’s request. I am proud to do so,” said Colonel Cantor. He will be away for the next 3 weeks. While he is gone his team will sponsor a program called #OnDutyForJeff, asking people to campaign for him while he is overseas.
Cantor is a formidable opponent to his incumbent rival. His invaluable military experience has prepared him for the difficult tasks he could face as the next Monmouth County Sheriff. In 2011, Cantor started the Marlboro Sunshine Fund, benefiting local veterans.. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, he raised over $100,000 for veterans and their families.
The colonel enlisted in the Army in 1985 as a Private First Class, after which he became commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. Cantor holds four military occupational specialties in Infantry, All-Source Intelligence, Imagery Intelligence, and Civil Affairs. He served in various units both in active duty and in the Army Reserves. He currently holds the rank of Colonel (0-6) in the Army Reserve.
As sitting Marlboro Councilman and liaison to the Marlboro police department, Cantor has been at the forefront on improving public safety in town, while increasing resources available to police department. He was instrumental in getting the Certified Emergency Response Team started in town and has worked closely with first responders. As the current heroin epidemic paralyzes our communities, Cantor’s time as an EMT provides him with the insight and know-how to confront this issue head on.
Jeff Cantor is a member of the US Army Reserve. The use of his military rank, job title, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of The Army or the US Department of Defense.