Josh Welle marching in Asbury Park with Sen Bob Menendez and Congressman Frank Pallone
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.
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Posted: December 3rd, 2018 | Author: 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 »
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno photo via NJ.gov
In an interview with Bill Spadea on NJ101.5 yesterday, former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno said legalizing prostitution would be less harmful than legalizing recreational marijuana and that doing so would benefit the women who work in the world’s oldest profession.
“Now that I’m not running for office anymore, if they need revenue that badly, let’s legalize a victimless crime and tax it up the wazoo. What to I mean by that? Let’ legalize prostitution,” Guadagno said.
“It’s better for women cause they’ll get good medical care. We’ll cut off the middleman, if you know what I mean, and it’s between two consenting adults.”
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Posted: November 28th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Kim Guadagno, Legal Marijuana, legal prostitution, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, prostitution, Recreational marijuana | 9 Comments »
The 200 Club of Monmouth County awarded $109,000 in college scholarships to 97 children of first responders last night during their annual gathering at Bar A in Lake Como. Each student is the dependent child of a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other first responder who resides and works full-time in Monmouth County.
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Posted: August 3rd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 200 Club of Monmouth County, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on 200 Club awards $109,000 in scholarships to children of first responders
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno appeared on the Tommy G Show yesterday during which she said that the $2 billion in spending increases and $1.5 billion in new state taxes are insane but that no one should be surprised.
Guadagno said that moderate Democrats who are now calling for spending cuts “sound like Republicans, that’s what we’ve been saying all along!”
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Posted: July 12th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, NJ State Budget, Tommy G Show | 9 Comments »
Robert A. Honecker Jr, Kim Guadagno, Benjamin Lucarelli and Manasquan Mayor Ed Donovan take the Oath of Office issued by M. Claire French
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno was sworn in as the president of the Monmouth County 200 Club last night at the non-profit’s reorganization meeting at the Spring Lake Golf Club.
Founded in 1987 by area philanthropists, the Monmouth County 200 Club provides financial assistance to the families of first responders, police, firefighters, EMTS, first aid and others, who have been killed in the line of duty.
“The 200 Club of Monmouth County supports our women and men in uniform and their families when they need help the most,” said Guadagno. “I am proud of the work outgoing president Joe Thompson did, and I am excited about building on his efforts.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: June 29th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 200 Club of Monmouth County, Kim Guadagno, M. Clarie French, Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli, Monmouth County News, Robert Honecker, William Wingard | Comments Off on Guadagno to lead 200 Club of Monmouth County
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno as joined the prominent New Jersey law firm Connell Foley as a partner, according to an announcement by the firm this morning.
“Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno is an outstanding addition to Connell Foley,” said Managing Partner Philip F. McGovern Jr. “Kim is a person of exceptional substance and character. Her breadth of knowledge and experience as New Jersey’s first Lieutenant Governor combined with her passionate advocacy for businesses make her an invaluable member of our firm. Moreover, her years and results achieved as a federal and state prosecutor speak volumes about her legal ability. We are honored by her decision to join Connell Foley.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 26th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Connell Foley, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 5 Comments »
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno receives a “Woman of Valor” plaque from Mark Levenson, chair of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. Photo by Robert Wiener Eleven days before leaving office, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno bade a tearful farewell to members of the New Jersey-Israel Commission (NJIC). At its Jan. 5 meeting in Newark, she told the group that… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Kim Guadagno, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey-Israel Commission | 1 Comment »
Senator-elect Vin Gopal and Tinton Falls Mayor Gerald Turning. photo via facebook, posted Oct 9
By Art Gallagher
Jennifer Beck had an internal poll showing her leading Vin Gopal by 17% in September. Gopal had a poll showing him losing to Beck by 6% in mid October. Another Gopal poll showed him winning by 1% last week. Beck said last week that she thought it was a 3% race. So how did Gopal pull off a 7% victory on Tuesday night?
Gopal’s campaign knocked on 40,000 doors in Asbury Park, Eatontown, Long Branch, Ocean Township and Tinton Falls, according to a veteran Democrat operative who participated in the effort.
The Senator-elect had a fresh and energetic army of volunteers and paid canvassers join his committed troops in the field on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Beck’s campaign closed with a Hail Mary pass and a fire drill. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 9th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 elections, Analysis, Jennifer Beck, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | 10 Comments »
Kim Guadagno will be elected the 56th Governor of New Jersey by less than 2000 votes.
The Associated Press will not call the NJ gubernatorial race until Thursday due to the failure of the vote reporting systems in Essex, Hudson, Camden and Middlesex counties which will prevent the vote from being counted. CNN and NJ.com will report rumors that the New Jersey election was hacked by the Russians.
Steve Sweeney will survive the millions spent against his reelection by the NJEA. The teachers’ union will lose considerable influence in Trenton and its membership will revolt against leadership and reform the association. Guadagno and Sweeney will have a stronger and more effective reform agenda than Christie and Sweeney had during the first Christie’s term. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: 2017 election predictions, 2017 elections, Amy Handlin, Ann Marie Conte, Chuck Todd, Declan O'Scanlon, Derek DeLuca, Ed Gillespe, Eric Houghtaling, Greg Buontempo, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, John Dwyer, Kim Guadagno, Larry Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Michael Whelan, Middletown, Ned Thomson, Patricia Branch, Patrick Impreveduto, Rob Acerra, Rob Clifton, Robert Singer, Rocco Pascucci, Ron Dancer, Sam Thompson, Sean Kean, Serena DiMaso, Stephanie Murray, Steve Sweeney, Sue Kiley, Tony Fiore, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 4 Comments »
TOMS RIVER — Republican nominee for New Jersey governor Kim Guadagno told a group of military veterans Saturday morning that while the U.S. constitution gives people the right to kneel in protest during the National Anthem, that doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do. “As governor, I would have to set an example,” Guadagno, the… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 4th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, National Anthem, New Jersey, Veterans | 4 Comments »