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Working Together, We Can End Hunger in Our Community

By Kim Guadagno

Kim Guadagno

Tonight in New Jersey, children will go to bed hungry. Contrary to popular notions about hunger in America, most are not homeless. In fact, most New Jersey families that struggle to put food on the table live in households that have at least one working adult.

In Monmouth County, where I live, and in neighboring Ocean County, one in ten residents don’t know where their next meal will come from, let alone whether if it will be nutritious. One in seven of those ten are children. The anxiety and fear of not knowing is what social services agencies call “food insecurity.”

That is why I am beginning a new chapter in my life this week: leading the effort to end hunger in our community as Chief Executive Officer of Fulfill, formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Fulfill aims to not only help our neighbors experiencing food insecurity today, but to provide them with the resources to become self-sufficient for tomorrow. I am excited join a team of 50 employees and 1,400 volunteers whose mission is to “shorten the line” of those in our communities who are hungry.

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Posted: August 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

200 Club Honoring Six Brave Police Officers Today

Officer Adam Sosnowski and K9 Grim

The Monmouth County 200 Club will bestow its highest honor, the Valor Award, on six police officers today during their annual awards luncheon which is taking place at the Spring Lake Golf Club from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

“The 200 Club of Monmouth County is proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of first responders. Today, we honor more than 100 first responders for exemplary service to our community. Among them are six police officers receiving our highest honor, the Valor Award, in recognition of particularly exceptional bravery, putting their own lives at risk to save and protect others. They deserve, and have earned, our utmost respect and gratitude,” said Kim Guadagno, president of the club.

Of the six officers receiving the valor award, four are members of the Asbury Park Police Department.

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Posted: June 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on 200 Club Honoring Six Brave Police Officers Today

Guadagno is new the CEO of Fulfill

Kim Guadagno

Fulfill, formerly known as the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, announced today that former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will serve as the President and CEO of the organization starting on Monday, May 6.

“Our mission is driven by a desire to help those who have fallen on hard times,” said Jeremy Grunin, Chair of Fulfill’s Board of Trustees. “In searching for a new CEO, we wanted someone with an established history of charitable giving and involvement; extensive connections that could bring new resources to the organization; and who could help bring greater attention to Fulfill and its programs so we can serve as a model for other non-profits statewide. We have found that and more in Lieutenant Governor Guadagno.”

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Posted: May 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Ocean County | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Republicans Urging Guadagno To Run For Assembly

 

Kim Guadagno

Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno today said Republicans have asked her to run for State Assembly in the 13th legislative district.

So far, Guadagno has politely turned down the overtures, citing family issues and her commitment to her job as a partner as at the Connell Foley law firm.  “Too many non billable hours,” she said in a text when MMM raised the issue with her last month, “Thank you for thinking of me, but the timing is not good for me or my family.”  She also said she would run if she won the lottery.

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Posted: January 21st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 Comments »

Welle mulls a run for Assembly in LD 13

 

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Guadagno: Legalizing prostitution would be better than legalizing pot

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: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

200 Club awards $109,000 in scholarships to children of first responders

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on 200 Club awards $109,000 in scholarships to children of first responders

Guadagno: Murphy’s $2 billion spending increase is insane but not a surprise

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: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

Guadagno to lead 200 Club of Monmouth County

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Guadagno to lead 200 Club of Monmouth County

Guadagno Joins Connell Foley As Partner

Kim Guadagno

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: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 5 Comments »