2006-03-15 / Front Page

Little joins freeholders

Anna C. Little
Anna C. Little FREEHOLD - Anna C. Little of Highlands was sworn in to her seat on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders Thursday to become the fourth new freeholder in the last 15 months.

A swearing-in ceremony, with the oath of office administered by Assignment Judge Lawrence M. Lawson, was held in the restored historic courtroom in the Hall of Records. Her husband, Robert, was at her side along with their children, Katie, Robert and Christine, and her mother, Ann Campbell.

Born in Red Bank, Freeholder Little was raised in Middletown, graduating in 1985 from Middletown High School South. She holds a bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University, West Orange, and earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, in 1992.

"I hold Monmouth County very dearly, and I am honored to have been elected to this seat the Board of Chosen Freeholders," Little said. "My drive and enthusiasm to serve genuinely comes from my heart, because it is a rare and special opportunity to be able to give back to a place we call home. As your freeholder, I will see to it that your quality of life is not only preserved, but improved."

Little fills the seat vacated by Amy Handlin, who resigned in January after being sworn in to her seat in the state Assembly. Little will assume oversight of the following functions of county government: Finance Department, Purchasing Department, the county adjuster and liaison to the Monmouth County Improvement Authority and Tax Board.

Little said she is pleased the Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold its regular meetings on evening hours, and will continue rotating those meetings around the county. The evening meetings give residents a better opportunity to participate in county government, she added.

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