A resolution opposing New Jersey’s designation as a Sanctuary State is on the Agenda of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 26, 2019 regular meeting.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Freeholder Sue Kiley, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sanctuary State | 6 Comments »
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently adopted their final budget of the decade. In the ten years since the 2010 budget, annual spending for county government as declined by $43.8 million, 8.9%, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone.
2010 was the year Arnone was first elected to the Freeholder Board and the year the GOP took back control of county government after two years of Democrat control. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 21st, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 Monmouth County Budget, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Freeholder Sue Kiley, Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | 2 Comments »
It’s become a winter tradition that Monmouth County Republicans can mark their calendars by. Shaun Golden’s annual Starry Night Celebration is on the last Friday of January followed by the Monmouth GOP’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner two weeks later.
The atmosphere was electric on Friday night in Freehold where over 500 enthusiastic Republicans gathered at Southgate Manor for the annual celebration of America’s first Republican president and the annual kickoff of signature gathering for candidates’ petitions.
New Jersey’s sole remaining Republican in Congress, Rep Chris Smith, received a spontaneous standing ovation when Golden noted his arrival from a Friday voting session in Washington. Smith in turn acknowledged the strong Monmouth Republican team that held back the blue wave that swept the rest of New Jersey in last fall’s election and specifically congratulated Golden, not for politics, but for outstanding government. The Sheriff was honored in Washington last year, Smith noted, for leading the best 911 call center in the country.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Barbara McMorrow, Bill Palatucci, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Congressman Chris Smith, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Sue Kiley, Kevin Orender, Monmouth County News, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on Republican Enthusiasm Abounds At Monmouth County Lincoln Day Dinner
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today said Republicans have asked her to run for State Assembly in the 13th legislative district.
So far, Guadagno has politely turned down the overtures, citing family issues and her commitment to her job as a partner as at the Connell Foley law firm. “Too many non billable hours,” she said in a text when MMM raised the issue with her last month, “Thank you for thinking of me, but the timing is not good for me or my family.” She also said she would run if she won the lottery.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Kim Guadagno, LD 13, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | 20 Comments »
Thank you everyone and happy New Year. It is an absolute honor to be standing here as a part of this new and much improved Freeholder board. My first year on the board has been not only a great learning experience but also very productive. One of the initiatives I am most proud of is the Faith Based initiative we passed early last year. This is designed to provide services and programs without tax dollars in partnership with houses of worship and other non-profit organizations. It’s also a way to right size government which in my opinion, has taken on way too many of the roles of the private and non-profit sectors over the years. Another initiative I have worked on this year on behalf of the board is the creation of affordable housing in the county through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. So far, two municipally-owned lots have been identified in Middletown and one sub-dividable lot in Highlands to be turned over to Habitat at no cost for the construction of up to 15 units. Meetings with several other municipalities are being scheduled to inventory similar lots that can be redeveloped for affordable housing. This is the way it should be done – without the heavy hand of government and some costly, environmentally devastating unfunded mandate foisted upon the taxpayers.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | 7 Comments »
NewJerseyGlobe is reporting that Josh Welle said he is considering as run for State Assembly in from the 13th Legislative district.
“It’s something I’m taking a look at,” Welle told the New Jersey Globe. “I’m going to take the next few weeks to see if that makes sense and see if it’s the best way for me to serve.”
Welle, who is registered to vote in Virginia, did not say if he would seek the Democrat or Republican nomination for Assembly. He’s been a registered Democrat for less than two years, declaring himself a D after he was turned down for a White House Fellowship in the Trump Administration in 2017. Shortly thereafter he started running for the Democrat nomination for Congress from New Jersey’s 4th district.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, Allison Friedman, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Josh Welle, Kim Guadagno, LD13, Steve Massell | 5 Comments »
Freehold, NJ- The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30, Monmouth County Superior Officers’ Association is proud to announce the endorsement of Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger for Monmouth County Freeholder in the November 6, 2018 election.
“Public Safety is one of the most important functions of county government,” Lodge President Shawn Reece said. “Throughout their careers in public service, both Kiley and Scharfenberger have demonstrated their appreciation and support for the men and women who have dedicated themselves to the safety of others.”admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, FOP Local #30, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Superior Officers Association-FOP Lodge #30, Shawn Reece, Sue Kiley | 12 Comments »
The Monmouth County Republican Organization launched a social media based video campaign this morning promoting Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley’s candidacy for Monmouth County Freeholder. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 29th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 2018 elections, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden, Monmouth GOP, Sue Kiley, video | 7 Comments »
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin was joined by Monmouth County Freeholders Pat Impreveduto and Gerry Scharfenberger at Fort Monmouth this afternoon to highlight the failure of Senator Bob Menendez in letting the fort close.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Bob Menendez, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Bob Menendez, Fort Monmouth, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Over 400 Monmouth County Republicans and guests from throughout New Jersey gathered at Bar A in Lake Como on Wednesday night for the 9th Annual Summer Kickoff hosted by Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon.
U.S Senate nominee Bob Hugin and NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt were on hand to celebrate Hugin’s decisive victory (and Senator Bob Menendez’s poor performance) in the primary the previous day.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 2018 elections, Bob Hugin, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Doug Steinhardt, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Shaun Golden, Sue Kiley, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on 400 + Enthusiastic Monmouth Republicans Rally At Bar A
— Bob Hugin (@BobHugin) June 7, 2018