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O’Scanlon and DiMaso: Murphy’s repeal of Shore Rental Tax is “Too little, too late”

Aseemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Senator Declan O’Scanlon

With three weeks left in the summer tourist season Governor Phil Murphy finally signed legislation repealing the tax and surcharge of Jersey Shore short term summer rentals.

Monmouth County legislators Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso say Murphy’s action today is “too little, too late.”

“The Governor made the right call in repealing this short-term rental tax–and we acknowledge that–however it comes way too late,” said O’Scanlon. “We are in August at this point, summer is nearly over and most of the damage of this ill-conceived aspect of this tax has been done. The Governor and his policy folks need to recognize when something is emergent and do their homework up front, so they’re ready to take action the minute such bills land on his desk. This was a total failure of administrative planning and it likely, needlessly, cost the New Jersey economy millions of dollars.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 9th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon and DiMaso: Murphy’s repeal of Shore Rental Tax is “Too little, too late”

Golden Slams O’Scanlon’s Marijuana Effort

In a rare public disagreement among Monmouth County Republicans, Sheriff Shaun Golden, the Party Chairman, slammed Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s effort to win fiscal and public safety reforms from Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney in exchange for three Republican votes in the Senate to legalize recreational marijuana.

Golden took to twitter last night, calling the the proposal “typical Trenton”

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Posted: January 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

DiMaso elected President of National Foundation for Women Legislators

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso was elected President of the National Foundation for Women Legislators on Friday in Washington during the organization’s 80th annual conference.

NFWL is a non-partisan  501c3, educational foundation for elected women on the state, county, and municipal levels. Its is to provide strategic resources to elected women for leadership development, exchange of diverse legislative ideas, and effective governance through conferences, state outreach, educational materials, professional and personal relationships, and networking. They encourage the election and/or appointment of women to public office.  Membership is automatically granted to the over 5000 elected women throughout the United States on the state, county and municipal levels.

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Posted: November 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , | 36 Comments »

O’Scanlon and DiMaso: Don’t tax summer rentals

As part of their compromise with Governor Phil Murphy over how many taxes to raise and by how much in the new state budget, the Democrat leaders of the legislature have proposed taxing seasonal rentals of vacation homes and Airbnb rentals.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso came out against a seasonal rental tax, which will have a disproportionate impact on Jersey Shore property owners, in a statement issued this afternoon.

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Posted: June 28th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Jersey Shore, Monmouth County News, New Jersey State Budget, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

DiMaso calls on Menendez to resign

Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R13) called upon U.S. Senator Bob Menendez to “do the right thing” and resign.

“Now that Senate Ethics has confirmed that Senator Menendez broke federal law and exploited his office to help Dr. Melgen instead of helping New Jerseyans, he should do the right thing and resign from office,” DiMaso said in a press release this afternoon.

DiMaso pointed to the highlights of the four page letter of admonishment issued by the U.S. Select Committee on Ethic yesterday.

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Posted: April 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Menendez, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

Holmdel PBA endorses Freeholder Serena DiMaso for reelection

By Patrolman John Allen, President of Holmdel P.B.A. #239

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

The Holmdel Township Police Benevolent Association #239 is proud to endorse Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso for re-election. In her years as Freeholder, Serena DiMaso has been a constant advocate for law enforcement, making sure we have what we need to do our job to the best of our abilities and keep our communities safe.

As a former Mayor of Holmdel, DiMaso cultivated a strong relationship with the police department. She stepped in when needed to address issues, but always had our back. As a member of the local First Aid Squad, Serena dedicates herself to public service in all aspects. She responds 24/7 to emergencies as any other member of the squad and works hand in hand with the police department to care for our residents. The care and compassion she shows to individuals in times of crisis is a model for all of us to emulate.

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Posted: November 7th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Holmdel PBA endorses Freeholder Serena DiMaso for reelection

PBA Local 240 Endorses Golden, Arnone and DiMaso for Reelection

shaun-tom-serena1Freehold, NJ- Anthony Anderson, President of the Police Benevolent Association Local #240, Monmouth County’s 300 corrections officers, announced the union’s support of Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso for reelection on November 8.

“Sheriff Shaun Golden is an innovator and an extraordinary leader of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office,” Anderson said. “During his tenure as Sheriff, Golden as achieved what for many government leaders would be unimaginable—he has reduced his department’s budget by millions of dollars while enhancing the working conditions of the men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Monmouth County residents.  As his employees and as taxpayers in Monmouth County, we are proud to encourage our friends and families to vote for him on November 8.

“Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso have proven themselves to be strong stewards of Monmouth County’s government and strong supporters of law enforcement and public safety.

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Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on PBA Local 240 Endorses Golden, Arnone and DiMaso for Reelection

PBA 314 Endorses DiMaso for reelection

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

Police Benevolent Association Local #314, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers, announced their endorsement of Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso for a second full term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, association President Robert Derasmo announced.

Calling DiMaso “the ideal candidate” for Monmouth County Freeholder, Derasmo cited her education with a law degree and bachelors from St. John’s University, her “vast experience” in public administration as a Freeholder since 2012 and as a former Mayor and Township Committee Member in Holmdel.

The endorsement letter noted that DiMaso is following in her family history as a first responder as a member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad. “Her administrative and front line experience gives Serena great perspective as an advocate for Shared Services in Monmouth County,” Dermaso said.

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Posted: November 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PBA 314 Endorses DiMaso for reelection

FOP Lodge 30-Monmouth County Superior Officers Endorse Arnone and DiMaso for Freeholder

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Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Serena DiMaso

Freehold, NJ- The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30, Monmouth County Superior Officers’ Association supports the reelection of Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso, announced the association’s president, Shawn Reece.

“Public Safety is one of the most important functions of county government,” Reece said. “Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso have always recognized that truth and have made sure that our members have the support, training and resources we need to keep Monmouth County a safe and secure place to live and raise our families.”

Freeholder DiMaso is the daughter of a New York City Police Officer and her sister is a NYPD Captain.  As a member of the Holmdel First Aid Squad, DiMaso is a first responder herself—on call 24/7—to save the lives of those facing medical emergencies.  Our work in law enforcement, the sacrifices we make and the risks we take, is not theoretical for Serena and that shows in how she conducts herself as a leader of Monmouth County’s government.

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Posted: October 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on FOP Lodge 30-Monmouth County Superior Officers Endorse Arnone and DiMaso for Freeholder

Monmouth Republicans Release New Social Media Video Ad

The Monmouth County Republican team for County Offices, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso released a video ad this afternoon that reminds voters of the $4.5 million property tax cut and outstanding services the county government provides.

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Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Social Media, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »