By Art Gallagher
The Monmouth County Democratic Organization held their Mini-Convention at the Carpenters Union Hall in Red Bank this morning. The following candidates were nominated:
For Freeholder: Incumbent Amy Mallet of Fair Haven and William Shea of Howell.
For Surrogate: Michael Steinhorn of Rumson. Steinhorn ran for Council in Rumson in 2008. He’s a realtor, a CPA and has a law degree from Brooklyn Law School.
The 11th Legislative District:
For Senate: Ray Santiago, a Freehold Township Attorney who challenged Barbara McMorrow in the Freehold Township Committee race last year.
Marilyn Schlossbach of Asbury Park?
Schlossbach is the owner of several Jersey Shore Restaurants. According to her facebook pages, Schlossbach is from Belmar and lives in Normandy Beach. Normandy Beach is in the 10th legislative district.
Monmouth County Democratic Vice Chair Amy Quinn told MMM that Schlossbach owns a home in Asbury Park and that her residency will be in Asbury Park before the filing deadline.
Vin Gopal of Long Branch.
The 12th Legislative District:
The Monmouth County Democratic Organization is deferring endorsements to the other counties in this district. Bob Brown of Old Bridge is running for Senate. Catherine TinneyRome, also of Old Bridge is running for Assembly. If there is a second Assembly candidate, the Monmouth Democratic Organization is not aware of who that might be at this time.
13th Legislative District:
Christopher Cullen of Hazlet. Cullen served on the Hazlet Township Committee and as Mayor in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.
Former Hazlet Mayor Kevin Lavan and Former Middletown Township Committeeman Patrick Short.
The 30th Legislative District:
For Senate: Steve Morlino of Howell.
The Monmouth County Democratic Organization did not endorse any Assembly candidates in the 30th. Rabbi Howard Kleinhendler of Lakewood and Pt Pleasant Borough Councilman Shaun O’Rouke are expected to receive the nominations from Ocean County.