Over 400 supporters of Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon ignored the iffy weather reports and enjoyed the 10th Annual Summer Kickoff post-primary gathering at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como on Wednesday evening.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Nick DiRocco, NJ GOP, Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone | No Comments »
Little Silver Mayor Bob Neff overwhelmingly defeated self-promoter Rick Brandt in the Republican Primary on Tuesday night, 1092-376, likely securing a third term leading the borough’s local government. Council members Don Galante and Corinne Thygeson were unopposed in the primary. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 5th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Little Silver, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Bob Neff, Corinne Thygeson, Don Galante, Little Silver, Little Silver mayors race 2019, Monmouth County News, Rick Brandt | 2 Comments »
Dr. Margie Donlon is the top vote getter in the non-partisan municipal election in Ocean Township.
If the unofficial results hold once all vote by mail ballots are received and counted, the Ocean Township Council starting on July 1 will be Donlon, Christoper Siciliano, the current Mayor, Dr. David Fisher, Councilman Rob Acerra and Councilman John Napolitani.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Christopher Siciliano, David Fisher, Donna Schepiga, John Napolitani, Margie Donlon, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Rob Acerra | 1 Comment »
Candidate is acting as his own treasurer. His numbers don’t add up
Richard Brandt, the 30 year old printing and packaging salesman challenging Little Silver Mayor Bob Neff in the June 4 Republican Primary has spent $29,297.74 in his quest for a portrait in borough hall, according to documents he filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC).
Brandt, who acts as his own campaign treasurer, says he raised $30,520.11 for his campaign, including $20,450 he loaned to the campaign himself. He reported expenditures of $29,297.74 and cash on hand of $56, leaving $1,165.51 unaccounted for. Additionally, at one place on his Form R-1 twenty-nine day report, he says the loaned the campaign $17,100, not the aggregate loans of $20,450 he reported elsewhere on the form, for a $3,350 revenue discrepancy.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Little Silver, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Bob Neff, Corrine Thygeson, Cynthia Neff, Don Galante, June 4 primary, Little Silver, McGuckin Shatz & White CPAs, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, pretender, Rick Brandt | 2 Comments »
Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik and Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac are having a joint high dollar fundraiser tonight at Cuzin’s Seafood Clam Bar in Marlboro. The $300 per head event is being hosted by Middlesex Democrat Chairman Kevin McCabe and Monmouth Democrat Chair David Brown.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, John McCormac, John O. Bennett, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Middlesex Democrats, Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats, Woodbridge | Comments Off on Hornik and McCormac holding joint fundraiser in Marlboro tonight
George Gilmore, the Toms River attorney who was found guilty last month of twice failing to pay his employees’ payroll taxes to the IRS after withholding the money from their paychecks and also of lying on an application for a $1 million plus loan, is continuing to strong arm and threaten Ocean County Republicans, according to several GOP loyalist who witnessed Gilmore’s behavior at the Ocean County Federation of Republican Women’s Annual Gala last Thursday night.
Gilmore’s criminal defense attorney, Kevin Marino, said his client had no intention of resigning as Ocean Republican Chairman, when the federal jury returned their verdict in Trenton on April 17. On April 24, Gilmore finally submitted his resignation. He continues to control the Chairman’s PAC, and is raising money for the PAC through direct solicitations and through the Ocean GOP Gala which is being held on Thursday evening at the Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 6th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Ocean County | Tags: George Gilmore, New Jersey, Ocean County News, Ocean GOP, Resigned In Name Only, RINO | 1 Comment »
Despite resigning from his public and party positions, former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore is actively participating in the Toms River Republican primary and in the special election campaign to elect his replacement, according to several GOP sources.
Frank Sadeghi, a candidate for the Ocean GOP Chairmanship in the May 15 special election, told a gathering of Republican men enjoying cigars and cocktails at Shogun Legacy on April 23 that he speaks to Gilmore 20 times per day and “George Gilmore wants me to do this,” according to two people who were in the room of municipal elected officials, mayors and councilmen, and municipal party leaders, as well as Joe Coronato, the former Ocean County Prosecutor who is running for Mayor of Toms River.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, George Gilmore, New Jersey, News | Tags: Frank Holman, Frank Sadeghi, George Gilmore, Ocean County GOP, Ocean County GOP Chairman's race, Ocean County News | Comments Off on Gilmore Angling to Retain Power In Ocean County
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 »