The bridge over the Swimming River between Red Bank and Middletown, S-17, will be renamed for former State Senator Joe Kyrillos, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone announced on facebook last evening.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: Arnone, Hubbard's Bridge, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News | 7 Comments »
Atlantic Highlands Councilman Stephen Boracchia took to facebook yesterday evening and demonstrated why the Regular Republicans, who have been controlling the local party for the last several years, have lost 4 of the last 5 contested municipal offices.
Boracchia impugned the integrity of the Monmouth County Republican Organization team of candidates for promoting the fact that they do indeed have the support of the Monmouth County Republican Organization. Boracchia, who’s wife is a Regular Republican candidate for County Committee in District 4, implied that his military service makes him a good arbiter of other people’s integrity, while he inaccurately stated that the Monmouth County Republican Organization slogan is not an endorsement. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 4th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee | Tags: Amy Handlin, Atlantic Highlands GOP, Atlantic Highlands Republicans, Brian Boms, Declan O'Scanlon, James Murphy, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Organization, Penny Hofman-Morris, Rich Colangelo, Stephen Boracchia | 18 Comments »
Kyrillos did not seek reelection to the State Senate this year and will retire from the legislature in January. Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon was elected on Tuesday to fill the 13th district’s seat in the upper chamber.
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Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) testified before the Assembly Education Committee and the Assembly Transportation Committee this morning, imploring his colleagues on the committees to kill legislation that, if passed, would rip off motorists for the benefit of corrupt companies and greedy municipal official.
At the Education Committee, O’Scanlon, the Republican nominee to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the Senate next year, testified against bill A3798, a bill that would let the same companies that ran New Jersey’s now defunct Red Light Camera Program monitor school bus cameras and share the revenue generated by tickets with the municipalites. O’Scanlon said the bill would allow for-profit traffic enforcement at the expense of innocent drivers.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: Assembly Education Committee, Assembly Transportation Committee, Declan O'Scanlon, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Motorists ripoff legislation, New Jersey, Red Light Camera Program, School Bus Monitoring Systems, School Zones, Speed Limits, Speed Traps | 1 Comment »
Freeholder Tom Arnone has endorsed Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the upper house of the legislature next year.
“I’ve had the privilege of working closely with Assemblyman O’Scanlon with our shared goal to maintain the high quality of life our residents deserve.” Arnone said. “Serving as the Assembly Republican Budget Officer since 2012, he has consistently made fiscally responsible decisions on behalf of our constituents. Assemblyman O’Scanlon will serve as a tremendous asset and voice for Monmouth County against the special interest groups in Trenton, and I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure our municipalities are being fairly represented. As such, I am proud to endorse Assemblyman O’Scanlon in his bid to replace Senator Kyrillos. He will certainly have big shoes to fill, but I am confident he will serve us well.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Tom Arnone | Tags: 13th legislative district, 2017 Legislative election, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Declan O'Scanlon, Freeholder Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Serena DiMaso, Tom Arnone, Tony Fiore | Comments Off on Arnone Endorses O’Scanlon in LD 13 Senate Race
Tony Fiore, a Monmouth GOP Vice Chairman and a Middletown Township Committeeman announced his endorsement of Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the State Senate next year.
“As a Republican elected official in the largest municipality in the 13th legislative district, the upcoming retirement of Middletown’s Senator Joe Kyrillos is vitally important to us,” Fiore said. “For the past 28 years we have been extremely fortunate to have Senator Kyrillos representing our district as an advocate for residents and taxpayers of our district and the entire state. His leadership and advocacy on behalf of our township and our district will be sorely missed. The next Senator from the 13th must continue to fight for us in Trenton while working with our local leaders to help keep our local municipalities and county under fiscally conservative Republican control.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Tony Fiore | Tags: 13th legislative district, Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Tony Fiore | 2 Comments »
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon announced today that he raised $121,075 in the two months since he declared his candidacy for State Senate in New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District. O’Scanlon is seeking to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the Senate. Kyrillos announced in late October that he would not seek another term.
“The job of a State Senator is so much more than going to Trenton and voting on bills,” O’Scanlon said. “The job includes being a leader in the community and the Party. That means having the resources to support your own campaign, the campaigns of other great candidates and most importantly, civic and charitable organizations in the district. I am deeply grateful to my friends and supporters who have enabled me to support great candidates and organizations during my eight year career in the Assembly. I am humbled that they have stepped up so strongly to support my candidacy for Senate.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: 13th legislative district, 2017 Legislative election, Amy Handlin, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Monmouth County News, Senator Joe Kyrillos | 5 Comments »
Suddenly there is a race for the 13th District Assembly seats currently held by Assembly Members Declan O’Scanlon and Amy Handlin.
Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger announced his candidacy for Assembly, with a video posted on facebook, just hours after Monmouth County Freeholder Serena DiMaso announced her candidacy via press release this morning.
DiMaso’s and Scharfenberger’s announcements follow Fair Haven Councilman Bob Marchese’s announcement last week and Handlin’s statement last month that she wants to run for reelection to the Assembly should she fail to win the LD 13 State Senate nomination at the yet to be scheduled GOP nominating convention. Handlin said she would abide by the will of the County Committee vote at a convention.
O’Scanlon has maintained that he’s running for Senate and nothing else.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News | Tags: Amy Handlin, Bob Marchese, Declan O'Scanlon, Gerry Scharfenberger, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso | 2 Comments »
Freeholder Serena DiMaso, a resident of Holmdel, announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for State Assembly in the 13th Legislative District this morning in a press release.
LD 13 is located in northern Momouth County. The district is comprised of Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, Little Silver, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Rumson, Sea Bright and Union Beach.
“The retirement of our great State Senator, Joe Kyrillos, has left some big shoes to be filled and those shoes will likely be filled by one of our current Assembly members”, said DiMaso. “After speaking with my campaign team, and having Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholder Tom Arnone offer their encouragement and support I have decided to announce my candidacy for the New Jersey State Assembly from the 13th District.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News | Tags: 13th legislative district, Amy Handlin, Declan O'Scanlon, DiMaso, Fair Haven Councilman Bob Marchese, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Monmouth County News, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Serena DiMaso | 5 Comments »
In a repeat of Super Bowl I, the Green Bay Packers will defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LI. America will be great again.
Jared Kushner will buy Twitter.
The U.S. Supreme Court will reject Senator Robert Menendez’s arguments that constitutional separation of powers prohibits the Justice Department from prosecuting a New Jersey Senator for using the influence of his office in exchange for gifts and favors from a Florida businessman. Menendez will step down from the Senate as part of a deal that excludes prison and a felony record.
Governor Chris Christie will appoint NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney to complete Menendez’s term in the U.S. Senate.
Republican Joe Piscopo will defeat Democrat Phil Murphy to become the Governor of New Jersey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Predictions | Tags: 2017 Predictions, Chris Christie, Christopher Sciliano, Declan O'Scanlon, Eric Houghtaling, Frank LaRocca, Gary Rich, Gerry Scharfenberger, Jared Kushner, Jeff Cantor, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, Joe Kyrillos, Joe Piscopo, John Bennett, Jon Hornik, Jonathan Hornik, Lillian Burry, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County News, Mt Mitchell, New Jersey, Robert Menendez, Serena DiMaso, Steve Sweeney, Tom Arnone, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 7 Comments »