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.
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Posted: June 22nd, 2018 | Author: 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 »
All five members of the Middletown Township Committee have announced that they are backing Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden in his bid to replace John O. Bennett III as Chairman of the Monmouth County Republican Organization.
Front, Mayor Stephanie Murray and Deputy Mayor Kevin Settembrino. Rear, Committeemen Tony Fiore, Gerry Scharfenberger and Steve Massell. Photo via MiddletownNJ.org
Mayor Stephanie Murray, Deputy Mayor Kevin Settembrino, and Committee Members Gerry Scharfenberger, Stephen Massell and Tony Fiore, all Republicans, issued a statement through Fiore .
“Sheriff Golden will bring a new energy to our Party and make us even stronger in delivering the best and most efficient county and municipal governments in New Jersey to the people of Monmouth County.
“Shaun has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and innovation while improving the performance of the Sheriff’s Office and controlling costs to the taxpayers on both the county and municipal levels. We believe his leadership and executive skills will greatly serve Monmouth County residents in a political capacity as well.
“Shaun will move our party forward and is the best person to heal any fractures that have occurred over the years.
“We appreciate the good job that Chairman Bennett has done during his term, but now, we face new challenges as elected officials and political leaders. We can’t afford to rest on our laurels, but must move forward with fresh eyes and with a renewed commitment to improve our performance for the people we represent and serve.”
Fiore told MMM that the committee members were speaking for themselves, not for the Middletown Republican Organization. Middletown GOP Chairman Peter Carton is aware of their endorsement, but has yet to speak with Golden or Bennett, Fiore said.
Posted: May 8th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: John Bennett, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: Gerry Scharfenberger, John Bennett, John O. Bennett III, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown GOP, Monmouth GOP Chairman's race, Peter Carton, Shaun Golden, Stephanie Murray, Steve Massell, Tony Fiore | 23 Comments »
Governor Christie will be rallying Anna Little, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Rob Clifton, Mayor Tom Arnone, Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger and Kevin Settembrino and hundreds of their supporters at Bachstadt’s Tavern, 8 Bray Ave, Middletown.
The event starts at 7PM.
In Middlesex County, Governor Christie Stops at the Middlesex County Victory Office with Scott Sipprelle and the Middlesex County Republican Ticket
Start Time: 6:30PM
Location: Middlesex County Victory Headquarters
4095 Route 1 South
Posted: November 1st, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Anna Little, Chris Christie, Gerry Scharfenberger, Rob Clifton, Scott Sipprelle | Tags: Anna Little, Chris Christie, Gerry Scharfenberger, Kevin Settembrino, Rob Clifton, Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on Rally With The Governor Tonight
Located in the South Brunswick Square Mall
Monmouth Junction, NJ