Hornik Changes Parties, Will Lead Marlboro GOP Ticket in November

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro, April 1, 2015- Mayor Jon Hornik quietly changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican last week. On Monday, he filed his nominating petitions for reelection in the Republican primary.

Officially at this point, Hornik is an “off the line” primary opponent of Ira Goldberg, the Marlboro GOP’s choice for mayor prior to Hornik’s party switcheroo. However, Republican Party officials and attorneys are working to give Hornik the line. Hornik said that he would name Goldberg a Deputy Mayor with a portfolio in economic development and outreach to the business community.  Goldberg could not be reached for comment.

“I’m a fiscal conservative and social liberal,” Hornik said, “I never thought that it mattered much what Party I belonged to, but for some time now I thought I could serve the people of Marlboro better if I was part of the Monmouth GOP.”

“The Republican elected officials I deal with on governmental issues are consistently terrific. They put good government first and politics second. I can’t say that about Democrats. Like Ronald Reagan.  I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. It left me.”


Posted: April 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: April Fools, Monmouth County | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Hornik Changes Parties, Will Lead Marlboro GOP Ticket in November”

  1. Peter Grandich said at 6:32 am on April 1st, 2015:

    This is either a great April Fools’ joke (because I totally believed it at first) or Vin Gopal is not going to have a great day. I think we been had but it was a great April Fool’s prank… I think.

  2. Paladin said at 6:44 am on April 1st, 2015:

    LOL – but you didn’t have me going for a Marlboro second.

    What would be better is that Chris Dean switched from Ultra Right wing, survivalist militia to “Community Organizer”. After all he does have a black friend according to Board of Ed Victoria Dean.

  3. Paladin said at 6:48 am on April 1st, 2015:

    What is not an April fools day prank is that the Republican officials from other towns, almost to a man or woman, privately say that he is doing a good job.

    Shhhhh. Don’t tell Dean. 🙂

  4. Jim Granelli said at 8:23 am on April 1st, 2015:

    Good one Art.

    Had me scratching my head for a couple of seconds till I woke up and realized it’s April 1st

  5. Good one, Art, said at 9:52 am on April 1st, 2015:

    but ironically, if it became advantageous to him, he’d switch back too, as his dad did..when one uses party labels simply to advance their own name and situation, they obviously have little philosophical principles toward governing, and choosing a side becomes meaningless. Too many politicians on both sides today, are simply in it for their own ego or agenda, and a few, or a lot, of extra bucks.