William F. Dowd, 1943-2018
Bill Dowd, the longtime Monmouth Republican Chairman and a former State Assemblyman passed away on Saturday night. He was 74 years old.
NewJerseyGlobe was the first to report Dowd’s passing.
Born on November 11, 1943 in Long Branch, Dowd graduated from Seton Hall University in 1966 and earned his law degree from Rutgers in 1970. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 22nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Bill Dowd, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth Republicans, William F. Dowd | 2 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Former Monmouth County Prosecutor John Kaye, currently the President of the Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club, wrote to the Republican County Committee members today to warn that Vin Gopal, the County Democrats and the press, will use Sheriff Shaun Golden’s “dual offices” as a campaign issue in the event he becomes Chairman. Here’s a copy of Kaye’s letter.
Just as important as what John has done, is what he has not done – and that’s gift wrap a campaign issue for Vin Gopal and the County Democrats to beat us all over the head with. Unfortunately, I am concerned that is exactly what electing Shaun Golden to the dual offices of County Sheriff and County Republican Chairman will do.
Chairman Bennett called me on the day Golden announced he was running for Chairman and asked if I was going to “be fair with him this time.” He felt my coverage of the 2012 Chairman’s race when I endorsed his opponent was unfair. I told him I would be and I believe I have been. Earlier this week I sat down separately with John and his daughter, Meghan Bennett Clark. They both acknowledged that MMM’s coverage of the Chairman’s race has been fair.
So, if fairness, I have to say, the argument Kaye raises today in his letter to the County Committee is the same argument I raised against John Bennett being Chairman two years ago. I argued that the Democrats and the press would have a field day with Bennett. I argued that they would use Bennett’s record, pension and multiple public jobs to beat Monmouth County Republicans over the head. It would be Club Monmouth all over again.
I was wrong. It didn’t happen.
I don’t think it will happen this time either. But if it does, both Bennett and Golden could both be vulnerable.
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Posted: June 6th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: Bill Dowd, Fred Niemann, Harry Larrison, John Bennett, John Kaye, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth Dems, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth GOP Chairman's race, Shaun Golden, Vin Gopal | 17 Comments »