Hanlon’s App Gives Voters Easy Access To Election Information

With the primary election coming up on June 6, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon wants all voters in the County to have easy access to the information they need to exercise their right to choose the nominees of their parties.

In addition to the website, Monmouth County Votes, Hanlon’s Office launched a app for smartphone users that is available via the iTunes appstore for iPhones and via the Google Play Store for Android devices.

The app let’s you check to see if you are registered to vote, provides information on how to register and declare you Party declaration, request a mail in ballot, locate your polling place, view a sample ballot and apply to be a poll worker.  As an added bonus, you get Hanlon’s picture on your phone.

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Posted: May 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Gopal’s political mentor, Joe Vas, gets out of prison today

Vin Gopal and Joe Vas

Joe Vas, the former Perth Amboy Mayor and Assemblyman who went to prison for campaign finance fraud and money laundering during his 2006 campaign for Congress, which was managed by Vin Gopal, will be released from prison today, according to a report in MyCentralJersey.

Vas was convicted on both federal and state charges, with his sentences to run concurrently.  He finished serving his 6 1/2 year federal prison sentence in February when he was transferred to the custody of the New Jersey prison system. His release today is about 3 weeks earlier than the planned June 2 release date.

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Posted: May 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Petition fraud could derail Ciattarelli’s gubernatorial campaign

Ciattarelli staffers Rick Rosenberg and Brittany Wheeler

Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno’s gubernatorial campaign will try to land a technical knockout of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s campaign this morning when its lawyers ask an Administrative Law Judge to throw out over 700 of the 1674 signatures that the assemblyman submitted to secure his place on the June 6 GOP primary ballot.

If Ciattarelli has less than 1000 valid signatures endorsing his candidacy, his name will not appear on the primary ballot.

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Posted: April 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Golden announces Monmouth GOP nominating convention

Monmouth GOP Chairman Shaun Golden

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden has scheduled a nominating convention for State and County Offices for Saturday, March 18. The convention will take place at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township at 8:30 a.m. for registration.  The proceedings will start at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

The GOP County Committee is will endorse candidates for the June 6 Primary for the offices of Governor, State Senate in the 11th, 12th, 13th and 30th legislative districts, General Assembly (two seats per district) in the same districts and the Freeholder seats currently held by Lillian Burry and Gary Rich.

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Posted: February 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Monmouth Dems Nominate Murphy For Governor

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The Monmouth County Democrats endorsed former Goldman Sachs executive Phil Murphy, of Middletown, to be the Party nominee for Governor in the June 6 Democrat Primary at their secret convention in Wall Township this afternoon, according to a facebook post by Fox News Contributor Julie Roginsky.

The endorsement traditionally gives the favored candidate superior ballot positioning within the County in the Primary election.

Murphy has been considered the runaway front runner for the nomination since Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announced he would not seek the nomination last September.  Fulop endorsed Murphy, as did several Democrat County Chairs and Party Leaders.  Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that he would not be a candidate in early October and backed Murphy.

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Posted: January 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County Life, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie attempts to step on Guadagno’s launch. Will the press corps go along?

Governor Chris Christie is holding two events tomorrow, according to the daily schedule released by his office.

The first event is in Newark, at 11:30 a.m., one half hour after Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno launches her own campaign for Governor at LaPlaya in Keansburg.  Christie is signing an Executive Order and holding a round-table with recovering addicts at Integrity House.  His second event is a bill signing at outside his office in Trenton at 2:30 p.m.

Christie’s schedule says the events are open to the press but there will be no availability– meaning he won’t take questions from reporters.

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Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Kim Guadagno | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christie’s off to Wall with education fairness plan

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photo via Governor’s office

By Art Gallagher

Governor Chris Christie is back on the Town Hall circuit…now he is calling them forums…as he meets New Jersey voters on Tuesday in Wall Township to promote the school funding formula that he announced last week.

The “Fairness Formula Forum” will take place in the Wall branch of the Monmouth County Library, 2700 Allaire Rd., Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.  The doors open at 2:15 p.m and seating his first come first served.  RSVPs are encouraged for planning purposes to  FairnessForum.Wall@NJ.Gov.

Christie is saying that he wants a referendum in 2017 to amend the State Constitution so that State education funding is distributed equally to all school age children throughout the New Jersey.  He says that the State would contribute $6,500 per student.  Currently roughly 75% of State funding goes to 31 school districts, formerly referred to Abbott districts for the landmark Abbott vs Burke NJ Supreme Court decision that mandated that the State subsidize poor and urban districts.

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Posted: June 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Education, Kim Guadagno, News, NJ Constitution, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »