State Senator Vin Gopal last week withdrew his support for Teddy Price, 58, a Democrat candidate for Ocean County Freeholder, ostensibly because of Price’s arrest record for alcohol fueled youthful indiscretions 37 years ago.
In a conveniently leaked letter to Ocean County Democrat Chairman Wyatt Earp, Senator Gopal asked that the $10,000 donation he made to the Ocean Dem coffers not be used for Price’s freeholder campaign because Price was arrested twice in 1981. The way Gopal tells the story, the charges against Price were pretty serious. “Mr. Price’s criminal history is deeply disturbing,” Gopal wrote. Assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, interfering with and fighting with police were the charges Gopal mentioned in his letter to Earp.
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Posted: September 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2018 elections, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Ocean County Democrats, Senator Vin Gopal, Teddy Price, Vin Gopal, Wyatt Earp | 31 Comments »
NJ Dem Chairman John Currie, standing between Congressman Frank Pallone and state Senator Vin Gopal in 2014. That’s Dem Freeholder candidate Lawrence Luttrell, left of U.S. Senator Cory Booker
Congratulations to NJ Democratic Party Chairman John Currie on his new job as the Public Information Officer of the Passaic County Board of Social Services. And congratulations to the Board on finally finding the right man for the job after an exhaustive 14 year search.
Currie is the perfect man for the $92,000 part time job because, as the head of the Passaic County Democrats, the New Jersey Democrats, the Passaic Board of Elections and his partnership in a Chevrolet dealership, “he knows everybody,” BSS director Tony Desimone told The Record. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 11th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth Democrats, NJ Democrats | Tags: Congressman Frank Pallone, John Currie, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, New Jersey Democratic Party, New Jersey Democrats, NJ Pension Crisis, Senator Vin Gopal | 8 Comments »
Democratic Freeholder Candidate Lawrence Luttrell at the 2014 Four Seasons debate in Manalapan. photo by Rhoda Chodosh
Larry ‘The Lunger’ Luttrell , a Democrat lawyer from Holmdel, is running for Monmouth County Freeholder for the third time, according to report at InsiderNJ.
Luttrell earned the moniker The Lunger as a freeholder candidate in 2014. During a debate at the Four Seasons Club House in Manalapan, Luttrell jumped from his seat and lunged towards Freeholder Lillian Burry when she asked him, “Is your name Pinocchio?” in response to a comment he made distorting her record.
This year maybe we’ll call Luttrell The Masochist because he apparently likes to be beaten. In addition to losing his freeholder race to Burry in 2014, he lost to Serena DiMaso in 2013. He lost a bid to be elected to the Holmdel Township Committee in 2012 and again last year.
All those beatings earned Luttrell’s wife, Renee, a five year term on the Monmouth County Tax Board. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 2nd, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2018 elections, Gerry Scharfenberger, John Curley, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Serena DiMaso, Sue Kiley | 3 Comments »
When we last heard from Lawrence “The Lunger” Luttrell, the three time election loser, was scurrying into obscurity while threatening to sue the Monmouth County Republican Committee for a radio ad that claimed his law license was “suspended” when in fact he had been ruled ineligible to practice law.
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To our knowledge, no one has actually investigated whether or not Luttrell actually practiced law during his ineligibility. He claimed he was unaware that he had been ruled ineligible, so maybe he did perform legal work when he was not legally authorized to do so. That would be a problem.
Now, nearly a year later, Luttrell has resurfaced in an apparent attempt to keep the voters of Marlboro in the dark about Councilwoman Randi Marder’s ethics violations and worse, the waste of $16,000 of Marlboro tax dollars that Mayor Jon Hornik and the Marlboro Township Council authorized to be spent in legal fees to appeal the New Jersey Local Finance Board’s findings that Marder committed eight ethical violations associated with the Township doing business with her husband’s companies.
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Posted: October 22nd, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: Councilwoman Randi Marder, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, New Jersey Local Finance Board, Randi Marder, Vin Gopal | 6 Comments »
Democratic Freeholder Candidates recount their arrests, Threaten Blogger
By Art Gallagher
Democratic Freeholder Candidates Giuseppe “Joe” Grillo and Lawrence Luttrell talked about their arrests at the Lincroft Village Green candidates forum
Monmouth County Democratic Freeholder Candidate Lawrence W. Luttrell continued his assault on Freeholder Director Lillian Burry’s character tonight at a candidates forum in Middletown.
“There have been 10 indictments since Lillian Burry has been in office,” Luttrell declared at a League of Women Voters moderated debate sponsored by the Lincroft Village Green Association at the Lincroft Elementary School. “Monmouth County has a corruption problem, ” he said.
Luttrell rattled off 10 names, starting with former Freeholder Harry Larrison and six other Operation Bid Rig defendants who were arrested in February of 2005.
“Those people were gone before I got there,” Burry angrily shot back at Luttrell.
Burry was first elected to the Freeholder Board in November of 2005, nine months after the Operation Bid Rig arrests.
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Posted: October 22nd, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: Freeeholder Director Lillian Burry, Freeholder Gary Rich, Giuseppe "Joe" Grillo, Grillo arrest record, Larry Luttrell, Lawrence Luttrell, Lincroft Village Green Association, Lunging Larry Luttrell, Lying Larry Luttrell, Monmouth Democrats, Stephany Murray, Tony Fiore | 66 Comments »