Remember Vincent Squire?
He’s the former Republican freeholder candidate in Camden County disavowed by his own party. He’s also the guy who tried to pull a fast one on the Vineland Development Corporation and solicited $20,000 campaign contributions. There’s more, just type his name in the search bar on the right side of this page.
Squire is at it again!
Back in March he picked up nominating petitions to run for freeholder in Camden County as a Republican. It’s news I was happy to hear because I was looking forward to crushing him in a GOP primary. Unfortunately, I was denied that opportunity because nearly four months later, if my memory is correct on the day to file as an independent, he went back and claimed he was given the wrong petitions in March saying he meant to file as an independent according to a source close to the situation.
Here’s the thing – he couldn’t have been given the wrong petitions in March because, like all candidates, he signed a form for the petitions he picked up. Bottom line: He knew he picked up Republican petitions.
Add to that, Squire was collecting signatures as a Republican. I heard that from members of the Haddonfield and Haddon Township Republican committees. He even has a video on his freeholder campaign Facebook page with a Haddon Heights Republican member of Council.
But, Squire being Squire at some point decided he wanted to run as an independent. So, according to a source close to the situation, Squire marched into the Camden County Board of Elections in June, on the day independent candidates are to file, went back and complained he was given the wrong petitions in the first place and picked up petitions to file as an independent. Squire then went out on filing day and gathered signatures and came back, according to the source, “an hour after the filing deadline” and attempted to file as an independent. Because he arrived after the deadline it was explained to him that he could not file.
That should have been the end of it. Not for Squire. He decided to sue. He lost. Case dismissed.
Maybe this means we are finally done with Vincent Squire. The only unfortunate part of the story is I didn’t get the opportunity to destroy him in an election.
Finally, as luck would have it, the Bob & Steve Show has obtained a copy of the dismissal for your viewing pleasure: