By Art Gallagher
Over the Memorial Day weekend I noticed that Sean Byrnes, the establishment candidate for State Senate in the 13th District Democratic Primary, has put up lawn signs to get people to vote for him on Tuesday, June 6. Byrnes is being challenged for the nomination to compete with Republican Declan O’Scanlon in November by Joshua Leinsdorf of Atlantic Highlands. The winner of the LD 13 Senate election will replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the Senate.
Given that Byrnes is taking the primary challenge from Leinsdorf seriously, I thought I should too. I invited Mr. Leinsdorf to sit with me for an interview. He surprised me. I thought Leinsdorf was an attention seeking gadfly perennial candidate. I found him to be a sincere, smart and thoughtful man who has common sense ideas on how to solve New Jersey’s many fiscal problems. Win or lose, he wants to influence public policy. He claims that even his losing campaigns have made a difference.
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Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, endorsement, Joshua Leinsdorf, LD 13 Democratic Primary, LD 13 primary, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Sean Byrnes | 1 Comment »
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 »
Posted: June 2nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, endorsement, Michael Morris, Middletown, Middletown Mike, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Stephanie Murray, Tony Fiore | 2 Comments »
The New Jersey State Police Benevolent Association Retired Officers Local #600 has endorsed Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden for another three year term leading the county’s law enforcement and public safety office.
The endorsement was published in the September edition of New Jersey COPS magazine and followed an August 30th visit to the Monmouth County Public Safety Center in Freehold by Local 600 President Tom Lombardi and Local 600 State Delegate Jim Toma.
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Posted: October 31st, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: 2016 Elections, endorsement, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, NJ PBA Local 600, Retired Police and Corrections Officers, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on Retired Police and Corrections Officers Endorse Sheriff Shaun Golden for Reelection
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long, a Democrat, will endorse Governor Chris Christie for reelection tomorrow morning at Woody’s, according to a source who doesn’t want to be known for talking to a Republican blogger.
Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long. photo credit:RedBankGreen.com
The Christie campaign has announced a campaign event at Woody’s Ocean Grille for 11:15 am.
Long did not return a call for comment. Nor did Christie strategist Mike DuHaime.
Long’s support of the Republican governor is a set back for Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, one of Democratic gubernatorial presumptive nominee Senator Barbara Buono’s strongest supporters.
Should Long find herself in trouble with Gopal, Monmouth Republican Chairman John Bennett would welcome her to the GOP.
“I would welcome any caring mayor or council member, including Mayor Long, into the party,” said Bennett in a phone interview, “So long as they are working for the people and not out of a personal agenda, I will welcome them.”
Gopal did not respond to multiple messages.
Posted: February 20th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Barbara Buono, Chris Christie, Dina Long, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Sea Bright | Tags: Chris Christie, Dina Long, endorsement, John Bennett, Monmouth Democrats, Monmouth GOP, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long, Vin Gopal | 19 Comments »