Lake Como, NJ-Over 400 Monmouth County residents, Republicans, Democrats and Independents, packed into Bar Anticipation after the storm on Wednesday evening to kick off summer and to support the Republican slate of Monmouth County office holders who are seeking reelection in November.
The Republican team of Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso held their 7th Annual Summer/Campaign Kickoff in the popular outdoor venue that features its own sand and cabanas a mile from the beach. Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was on hand to support her home county officials.
“It is very gratifying that participation in this event grows every year,” said Golden who is also the Chairman of the Monmouth County Committee. “It has become an event that people look forward to as a way to celebrate our great Monmouth County way of life and to support the candidates who work hard to preserve and enhance our county.”
“We can’t take anything for granted,” said Arnone, the leader of the Freeholder Board, “but the people seem very happy with the job we’ve done since we took back control of the county government from the Democrats six years ago. Especially this year when we passed the largest tax cut in Monmouth history, $4.5 million, while maintaining the quality of county government services and continuing the ongoing work of improving and maintaining our infrastructure.”
“It is great that we have bi-partisan support, especially this year when we expect so much special interest money to be spent against us,” DiMaso said. “Every year we look for ways to save the tax payers money and to maintain and improve our services. It is a night like this that lets us know that people are happy with our efforts.”