Kevin Tuohy, the candidate who was endorsed at the Dems mini-convention earlier this month, has withdrawn for health reasons.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, Kevin Tuohy, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff, Monmouth Dems, Monmouth GOP, Raymond Dothard, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 3 Comments »
The Monmouth County Democrats held a mini-convention on Saturday in Long Branch to endorse their candidates for Assembly in districts 11,12,13 and 30 for the June 4 primary. The also endorsed primary candidates for Monmouth County Sheriff and and two Freeholder seats.
The Monmouth GOP held their annual nominating convention last Saturday, March 9 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold, where over 400 enthusiastic Republican County Committee members came out to endorse their County and Assembly candidates by acclamation. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 17th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Allison Tucker Friedman, Barbara Singer, Caroline Casagrande, David Lande, Eric Houghtaling, Gerry Scharfenberger, Joann Downey, Kevin Tuohy, Malini Guha, Mary Pat Angelini, Matt Woolley, Michael Penna, Mike Amoroso, Moira Nelson, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Nick DiRocco, Rob Clifton, Ron Dancer, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Steven Farkas, Tom Arnone, Yasin Celik | 1 Comment »
The Middlesex County Democrats endorsed Monmouth County residents David Lande of Millstone and Malini Guha of Matawan to be the Democrat nominees for Assembly in the 12th Legislative District at a convention on Monday night. NewJerseyGlobe first reported the endorsements.
Lande and Guha will hold the top Democrat spots on the June 4 primary ballot in Middlesex County. The 12th district includes parts of Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties, which have yet to endorse their candidates. Gene Davis of Jackson (Ocean County) is also competing for the endorsements.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblyman Ron Dancer, David Lande, LD 12, Malini Guha, Monmouth County News, nj legislative district 12 | 15 Comments »
In a podcast published last week, former congressional candidate Josh Welle said that if he runs for election again it will likely be for a national office and that it would likely be in 4-6 years.
Last December after he became the 20th Democrat to lose to Congressman Chris Smith, Welle told NJGlobe that he was considering a run for State Assembly in the 13th district to replace retiring Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.
Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger received the GOP endorsement for Handlin’s seat at a convention in Freehold yesterday. Democrats are set to endorse their candidates next Saturday. Welle’s name is not in the mix for Assembly, according to a Democrat who doesn’t want to be known for talking to MMM. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 10th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Beyond the Uniform, Congressman Chris Smith, Gerry Scharfenberger, Josh Welle, Justin Nassiri, NJ 4, NJ CD 4, Rumson | 5 Comments »
Republican Assembly candidates condemn Murphy’s budget and tax hikes
Matt Woolley and Mike Amoroso, the presumptive Republican nominees for Assembly in the 11th legislative district denounced Governor Murphy’s “reckless state budget proposal”in a statement released on Tuesday evening.
“Despite Governor Murphy’s characterization, there is nothing ‘responsible’ or ‘fair’ about his budget proposal. His irresponsible plan will continue to force residents to flee from New Jersey to low-cost states, amplifying the financial burden for those who remain and already struggle to live here,” said Woolley, 29, of Ocean Township. “$1.2 billion in new spending, in addition to last year’s $2.7 billion budget increase, only hurts the state’s middle class.”
“New Jersey taxpayers should be very worried today,” said Amoroso, 50, the President of the Freehold Township Board of Education. “Instead of adding more taxes on the backs of hardworking residents, our leadership in Trenton needs new, creative talent to finally work toward solving the current tax and spend frenzy.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, LD 11, Matt Woolley, Mike Amoroso, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, NJ Assembly, NJ Assembly Republicans | 10 Comments »
Neff, a 56 year old attorney has been mayor since 2011. He and Council members Donald Galante and Corinne Thygeson are running as a team for the Republican nominations in the primary on June 4 with the “overwhelming endorsement” of the local GOP organization, according to their announcement.
“The committee’s support for Bob was extremely strong, and we look forward to working with Bob and his running mates to continue to serve the people of Little Silver,” said Little Silver Republican Chairman Stuart Van Winkle.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Little Silver, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, Bob Neff, Corinne Thygeson, Donald Galante, Little Silver, Little Silver Republicans, Monmouth County News, Rick Brandt, Robert C. Neff, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Stuart Van Winkle | 2 Comments »
Ocean Township Councilman Rob Acerra announced today that he is running for a second four year term on the non-partisan Township Council. The election will be held on May 14.
In his announcement, Acerra said that he is an independent voice for Ocean residents who has been fighting against higher taxes, over-development and for local government transparency.
“For four years, fighting for Ocean Township Residents has been my top priority, and if reelected on May 14, it will continue to be,” Acerra said. “With all the burdensome taxes and regulations coming from the politicians in Trenton, Ocean Township must continue fighting to keep local taxes stable and bring down the cost of doing business. It is imperative that we fight to make Ocean Township more affordable for our seniors and families.”admin | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News, Ocean Township | Tags: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Rob Acerra | 1 Comment »