Gopal wants Freeholders to be called County Commissioners

State Senator and honorary volunteer firefighter Vin Gopal finds the term “freeholder” offensive and, for Monmouth County voters in particular, confusing.

Gopal co-sponsored a last minute change–a substitution– in legislation that passed in the Senate last week which, if passed in the Assembly and signed by Governor Murphy, will mandate that the name of the office of Freeholder be changed to County Commissioner. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 20th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Monmouth County Freeholders Endorse Bob Hugin For U.S. Senate

Bob Hugin, center, with Freeholder Pat Impreveduto, left, and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberg, right

The Monmouth County Republican Committee is holding a convention tonight, March 15, VFW Post 2179 on Rt 36 in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown.  The purpose of the convention is to endorse candidates for the United States Senate and for the House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional District.

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Deputy Director Lillian Burry, and Freeholders Patrick Impreveduto and Gerry Scharfenberger issued the following joint statement endorsing Bob Hugin for the Republican nomination to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Bob Hugin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Rick Hibell replaces Gerry Scharfenberger on Middletown Township Committee

Rick W. Hibell was appointed to the Middletown Township Committee on Tuesday, February 20.  He replaces Gerry Scharfenberger who resigned from the Committee upon being selected to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

A native of the Belford section of the Township, Hibell is a former Fire Chief and a member of the Planning Board.  He is the owner of E-Z Docks Marine Construction.

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Posted: February 22nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Murphy fires Scharfenberger for skipping his press conference

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger takes the Oath of Office on Feb 3.

Republican Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger was fired from his job in the Murphy administration this afternoon. PoliticsDW broke the story.

“I paid the price for not attending the press conference,” Scharfenberger said when reached by MMM.  The freeholder was referring to Governor Murphy’s event in Marlboro last week to promote his scheme to convert property taxes into charitable donations as workaround to the new federal tax law which caps the deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000.  Murphy claimed bi-partisan support for the scheme, but only five Democrat mayors from Monmouth County showed up to support the governor.

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Posted: February 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 14 Comments »