Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger will be running for office again in 2019. He will either seek his own full term on the Freeholder Board, having been elected to complete Assemblywoman Serena Dimaso’s term last month, or he will seek the Assembly seat being vacated by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-Middletown).Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 13th legislative district, Amy Handlin, Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso, Steve Massell, Tony Fiore | Comments Off on Scharfenberger in no rush to decide which office he will seek next year
By Senator Declan O’Scanlon
Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger have each demonstrated their abilities to deliver extraordinary government services while saving the taxpayers money. Throughout their lives, they have conducted themselves with dignity and integrity.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Declan O'Scanlon, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Sue Kiley | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Kiley and Scharfenberger are the right choice for Freeholder
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 »
Monmouth County Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian Burry said that she is one of the many people who have been abused by disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley. “Don’t lose sight of that Freeholder Curley has a history of abusing people, individually and collectively,” Burry said during a meeting of the Board last week.
Burry said that she was personally threatened by Freeholder Curley during a closed meeting in 2013. “With pointed fingers he said, ‘I will get you,’ I mean it was really unnerving and everybody sitting there could feel that way.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News | Tags: Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley, Gary Rich, Gerry Scharfenberger, John Curley, John P. Curley, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Patrick Impreveduto, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone, U.S. District Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti | 3 Comments »
Stephanie Murray resigned as mayor of Middletown Township this afternoon in a hand delivered letter to the Township Clerk. Her resignation from the Township Committee is effective immediately, MMM has learned.
Murray cited her increased job responsibilities in her letter. She became the part time Borough Administrator of West Long Branch last summer and was promoted to full time administrator earlier this year.
Once considered a rising star in Monmouth County political circles, Murray’s prospects for higher office took a hit in 2016 after the Asbury Park Press wrote an inaccurate and incomplete story about her family’s financial difficulties. Never-the-less, Murray was overwhelmingly reelected by Middletown voters last November and was selected to serve as mayor this year by her colleagues on the Township Committee.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Stephanie Murray | Tags: Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown Republican County Committee, Middletown Township, Middletown Township Committee, Monmouth County News, Rick Hibell, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Stephanie Murray, Steve Massell, Tony Perry | 2 Comments »
By Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, PhD
The proposal to change the title “Freeholder” to “Commissioner” is an affront to every taxpayer in this state.
New Jersey residents are being suffocated by an onerous property tax system, companies like Gerber are leaving the state and taking hundreds of jobs with them, a host of taxes are being raised or created and this is what the legislature is wasting its time on? If this ridiculous proposal goes through, it will cost the counties tens of thousands of dollars to change letterhead, stationery, signage – not to mention the reams of documents in which the term freeholder is embedded. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 25th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Opinion | 19 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Freeholder, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Freeholder v Commissioner, Gerry Scharfenberger, Honorary volunteer firefighter, Monmouth County News, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 9 Comments »
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.admin | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Gerry Scharfenberger, Mayor Stephanie Murray, Middletown, Middletown Township Committee, Monmouth County News, Rick Hibell, Rick W. Hibell, Tony Perry | 2 Comments »
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Murphy fires Scharfenberger, New Jersey, news, Phil Murphy | 14 Comments »
Freehold Township- Gerry Scharfenberger of Middletown was sworn in as a Monmouth County Freeholder on Saturday immediately after the Republican County Committee elected him by acclamation to fill the vacancy on the Board that occurred when Serena DiMaso took office in the State Assembly last month. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Sue Kiley | Tags: Adam Geller, Congressman Chris Smith, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, National Research Inc., New Jersey, Sue Kiley | 1 Comment »