Republicans control the freeholder director job in Cumberland County. Republican Carl Kirstein is the new director, while Tom Sheppard is the new deputy director. The GOP has a slim 4-3 lead on the newly organized board. Democrats Carol Musso and Tony Surace, joined Bill Whelan with taking their oath of office during the meeting on Tuesday. Despite the split on the board, the group as a whole said they had a desire to work together for the betterment of the county.