Monmouth Republicans Rally Support For John Costigan

Monmouth County Republicans have started a social media campaign to raise money GOP State Committeeman John Costigan’s medical care that is not being covered by his insurance and to make some renovations to his home to accommodate his partial paralysis.

Costigan, of Howell and formerly of Hazlet, is a proud and self reliant Marine veteran who remains quiet about his medical condition.

Steve McEnery, former GOP Chairman of Manalapan, started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Costigan’s unpaid medical bills and the renovations to his home.   “John is still a proud Marine and would not be looking for a handout, and would be upset with what we are doing; but he  needs this support. We can ask for his forgiveness afterwards,” McEnery wrote on the page.

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Posted: March 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Arnone Endorses Burry and Impreveduto

Freeholder Tom Arnone announced his enthusiastic endorsement of Freeholder Director Lillian Burry in her bid for reelection and of Holmdel Committeeman Pat Impreveduto in his first run for a seat on the Monmouth County governing body.

“I could not be happier that my good friend Lillian Burry will continue to serve with me on the Board of Freeholders,” Arnone said. “No one works harder for the people of Monmouth County than Lillian Burry and no one is better at getting things done and making things happen.”

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Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , | 19 Comments »

Lillian Burry is running for reelection

Lillian G. Burry

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Lillian Burry is running for a fifth term on the board.

Burry is completing her perhaps most accomplished term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Her work was instrumental in the acquisition of Fort Monmouth from the federal government.

While working through her decision to seek reelection or enjoy a well earned retirement, the Director told MMM that she loves doing the job, but did not relish another campaign or possible nominating convention challenge.  She told MMM yesterday that Freeholder Gary Rich’s decision not to seek reelection was the deciding factor in her choice to soldier on. “I feel strongly about the need for continuity on the Board,” Burry said. “With Gary stepping down and with Serena (DiMaso) likely moving on to the the State Assembly in January, there could have been three new freeholders next year.”

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Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Scharfenberger withdraws from LD 13 Assembly race

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Monmouth County GOP Chairman Shaun Golden told MMM that Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger has withdrawn as a candidate for Assembly in the 13th legislative district.

“Mayor Scharfenberger called and told me that he will not be filing a Letter of Intent,” Golden said. “Gerry is a competitor.  I appreciate what it took for him to step down for the good of the Party.  Gerry is a great mayor of one of the best run towns in the State of New Jersey.  He has a great future ahead of him.”

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, the presumptive GOP nominee for State Senate in the 13th legislative district, also said he talked to Scharfenberger.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 26 Comments »

Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Endorses O’Scanlon, Handlin and DiMaso in LD 13

Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley

Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley said she was supporting Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon for State Senate and Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Freeholder Serena DiMaso for Assembly in New Jersey’s 13th legislative district.

“I am so pleased that both Declan and Amy will continue to represent us in Trenton,” Kiley said. “They have both been great advocates for the people of Hazlet and available to help us in fighting the so called ‘Monmouth Reliability Project’.  They are both good friends and legislators.”

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

DiMaso Endorses Impreveduto For Freeholder

Rhoda’s photo of Serena and Pat

Freeholder Serena DiMaso announced her endorsement of Patrick Impreveduto for the GOP nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder:

“Pat Impreveduto has been a tireless public servant for the people of Holmdel, as a​n educator, parent, coach,​ Board of Education member, Township Committee-person and Mayor,” DiMasso said.   “Monmouth County is fortunate that my dear friend of more than 20 years as chosen to continue his public service in his run for Freeholder.

“As a leader of the Holmdel Township Committee, Pat has done a remarkable job holding the line on taxes and working diligently on the re-use of Bell Works.  After many years serving together in Holmdel, I have no doubt that the Freeholder Board will be well served with Pat’s insight, passion and conservative values.  As I prepare to represent the 13th district in Trenton, my mind is at ease that Pat Impreveduto will be serving in Freehold.”

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Marchese drops out of LD 13 Assembly race, Endorses Handlin and DiMaso

Fair Haven Councilman Bob Marchese

Fair Haven Councilman Bob Marchese told MMM that he will not submit his Letter of Intent to run for Assembly in the 13th legislative district and that he is throwing his support behind incumbent Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Freeholder Serena DiMaso.

“We are fortunate that Amy Handlin has chosen to continue her career in the Assembly,” Marchese said of Handlin who, until this morning was in a race to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos with her district mate, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon. “Declan was always my guy to replace Senator Kyrillos.  The notion of losing two accomplished incumbents in the district, Kyrillos and either O’Scanlon or Handlin, in one election cycle was not ideal.

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Breaking….Amy Handlin drops Senate bid, Will run for reelection for Assembly

Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon

Breaking….MMM has learned that Assemblywoman Amy Handlin will not seek the Monmouth GOP endorsement for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District.  Handlin will seek the Party’s endorsement for the Assembly seat she currently holds.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon will be unopposed for the Party’s endorsement at the nominating convention on March 18.

A legislative slate of O’Scanlon for Senate and Handlin and Freeholder Serena DiMaso for Assembly is the likely outcome at the convention.

Developing…

Marchese drops out of LD 13 Assembly race, Endorses Handlin and DiMaso

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Impreveduto Is Running For Monmouth County Freeholder

Patrick Impreveduto, right, speaking at a Holmdel Memorial Day event

Holmdel Township Committeeman Patrick Impreveduto is running for the Monmouth County Freeholder seat being vacated by Gary Rich.

In his letter to Monmouth GOP County Committee members, Impreveduto said,

“It is with great excitement that I announce my candidacy for Monmouth County Freeholder.  Having served on the Holmdel Township Committee for the past 9 years, I have the experience and dedication necessary to now serve the Monmouth County community as a member of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Public service has been a cornerstone of my adult life.  As an educator and academic innovator, I worked tirelessly to provide students with new opportunities for success.  As a community volunteer, I have dedicated countless hours in our great county nurturing a more unified, cooperative environment.  In addition, as an elected official, I have proven to be a passionate advocate, not only for the people of Holmdel, but for citizens across Monmouth County as well.”

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Posted: March 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , | 16 Comments »

Gary Rich will not run for reelection as Monmouth County Freeholder

Gary Rich

Monmouth County Freeholder Gary Rich announced today that he will not seek a third term on the Board.

Rich released the following statement to MMM:

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Posted: March 1st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Gary Rich, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »