Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald Will Not Seek Reelection

By Muriel J. Smith and Art Gallagher

Jack Archibald

Atlantic Highlands Councilman Jack Archibald has withdrawn his candidacy for reelection.

Archibald submitted a letter to the County Committee which was read at a meeting of the borough’s Republican county committee on Monday. In his letter, the councilman stressed he is completing his term which runs out Jan. 1, 2018,  and will continue serving the borough.  However, citing personal reasons and commitments, he said he will not seek another term.

The councilman has been on the governing body for the past 25 years, serving on every committee at some time during his tenure. He has received commendations for work he has done and projects he has instituted or pursued while serving on Harbor, Police, Finance, Public Works , Recreation and  Water and Sewer.

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Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

State Candidates on Notice

By Patrick Short

Patrick Short , former Middletown Township Committeeman

The races for State offices this year are going to be exciting and I can’t wait for the truths, half-truths, or no truths be told.  Who knows how one will vote this year.  The water is very rough. One side remains angry. The other side who hung too close to Christie’s coat tail is very vulnerable.

To get my vote:

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Posted: July 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Polls are open in N.J. primary elections today

TRENTON — It’s 6 a.m. in New Jersey, which means polls are now open for primary elections around the state — including the day’s big race, for the Democratic and Republican nominations to succeed Gov. Chris Christie as governor. Polls are open until 8 p.m. WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS? All 120 seats in the state Legislature… Read the rest of this entry »

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Michael A. Katz seeks Dem nomination for Middletown Township Committee

Michael A. Katz

Michael A. Katz, a 45 year old live long resident of Middletown, has thrown his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for Middletown Township Committee.

The Middletown Democrats only submitted one candidate for the two seats up this year.  The candidate who gets the most write-in votes in the primary tomorrow will likely join William E. Hutton on the Democratic slate against Republicans Deputy Mayor Stephanie Murray and Committeeman Tony Fiore.

Katz launched his campaign last week after MMM reported the vacancy and suggested that Democrats write-in Michael Morris.  Katz said he thinks he has as many as 50 write-in votes so far.  26 is the minimum required to get on the general election ballot.  If no candidate gets 26 write-in votes, only Hutton will appear on the ballot for the Democrats in November.

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Posted: June 5th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Middletown Democrats: Write In Michael Morris for Township Committee

Congressman Frank Pallone and Michael “Middletown Mike” Morris

Middletown Democrats who are examining their sample ballots in preparation of voting in the primary on Tuesday, June 6 will notice that only one candidate, William E. Hutton, is on the ballot for two seats on the Township Committee.  This has led to a flurry of activity of potential candidates trying to get the twenty-six write-in votes necessary to qualify to be on the ballot in November.

As good a job as Republicans Deputy Mayor Stephanie Murray and Committeeman Tony Fiore are doing for the people of Middletown, it is just un-American to let Murray or Fiore go unchallenged for another term.

For over 10 years, Michael Morris, aka Middletown Mike, has been preaching that “Truth, Justice and the American Way is possible all at once here in Middletown, the Bayshore and the great State of New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

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: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hanlon’s App Gives Voters Easy Access To Election Information

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 »

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 »