Rueben Scolavino, Esq., of Freehold will be nominated for Sheriff by the Monmouth County Democrats this morning at their convention in Asbury Park.
Scolavino promotes himself as a Toms River DWI lawyer who “will not stop until he reaches a favorable outcome,” on his website, tomsriverdui.com
In addition to his DWI practice, Scolavino defends high profile cases including homicides, sexual assaults, drug trafficking, and white collar crime. He is an adjunct professor at his alma matter, William Paterson University and has given guest lectures at Rutgers and Kean universities, according to his website.
In 2011, he defended a corrections officer from Northern State Prison in Newark and the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Avenel who pled guilty to smuggling cell phones and drugs into the prisons, according to a Star Ledger report.
Unless challenged and defeated in the June 4 Democratic primary, Scolavino will take on incumbent Sheriff Shaun Golden in the November 5 general election.
Golden his seeking his second full term as sheriff. He was appointed Acting Sheriff when Kim Guadagno became Lt. Governor in 2010 and elected to his own term in office later that year. He holds a masters degree from Seton Hall University in public administration. The lifelong Monmouth resident was a police officer in Colts Neck and Toms River before joining the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office as Undersheriff reporting to Guadagno. Golden is a Certified Public Manager and an adjunct professor at Monmouth University.
The Monmouth County Sheriff is charged with leading the 609 employee department that includes a Law Enforcement Division, Corrections and Communications.Posted: February 23rd, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Monmouth County Sheriff's department, Ruben Scolavino, Shaun Golden | 5 Comments »