John R. Fiorino, Former Monmouth County Democratic Chair, Dies at 85

Former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman John R. Fiorino of Sea Girt, passed away last week after a long illness.

A World War II Navy veteran, Fiorino’s career was in the real estate and insurance industries as owner of the Vans Agency in Matawan.

Fiorino served as Monmouth County Democratic Chairman for 19 years, preceding current Chairman Victor Scudiery.  Early in his tenure, during the post-Watergate era, the Democrats won control of the Monmouth County Freeholder Board and held five Monmouth County seats in the State Legislature.

Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna, wrote of Fiorino on facebook, “He was always a loyal friend and passionate Democrat;  a successful and respected collegiate county chairman who motivated many of us to continue in public service.”

Posted: March 18th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “John R. Fiorino, Former Monmouth County Democratic Chair, Dies at 85”

  1. we should hope said at 9:37 pm on March 20th, 2012:

    the next Dem county chair is not as astute and dogged as this man was, in his day.. having lived through his heyday, when he re-took the county with then no-names, it was amazing how he did it in the last few days by playing on a weak spot, and talking plainly, and timing his attacks perfectly.. condolences to his family..