Over 400 supporters of Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon ignored the iffy weather reports and enjoyed the 10th Annual Summer Kickoff post-primary gathering at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como on Wednesday evening.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Nick DiRocco, NJ GOP, Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on Monmouth GOP Summer Kickoff Success
By Art Gallagher
George Gilmore, the Ocean County Republican Chairman and Board of Elections Chairman who was indicted on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges last week, didn’t pay his taxes and omitted tax debt from a loan application because he has a hoarding disorder, his lawyer told the Asbury Park Press.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office was aware of Gilmore’s disability before it sought an indictment, his lawyer, Kevin Marino told app.
Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs, according to the Mayo Clinic.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: George Gilmore, Hoarding Disorder, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Ocean County, Ocean County Republican Organization, Opinion | Comments Off on Gilmore’s Insanity Defense
George Gilmore, the long time chairman of the Ocean County Republican Party, was indicted by a federal grand jury, First Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced this afternoon.
Gilmore, 69, is an attorney, lobbyist and one of the most powerful Republicans in New Jersey. He was was charged in a six-count indictment with one count of income tax evasion for calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015; two counts of filing false tax returns for calendar years 2013 and 2014; failing to collect, account for, and pay over payroll taxes for two quarters in 2016, and making false statements on a 2015 loan application submitted to Ocean First Bank N.A.
According to Honig’s announcement, documents file in the case indicate:admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: George Gilmore, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Ocean County | 10 Comments »
A prominent Monmouth County Democrat who wants the newly created position of chief ethics officer at New Jersey Transit finds himself in a self induced ethical controversy after an email he sent to other Democrat leaders was leaked to Politico.
Bob Salman, 79 of Marlboro, served as Inspector General of the Department of Transportation during the McGreevey/Codey and Corzine administrations. Governor Christie appointed him to the Council on Local Mandates. He is a member of the Democrat State Committee and is an inductee of the Monmouth Democrat Hall of Fame.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Democrats | Tags: Bob Salman, Gov Phil Murphy, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, NJ Democrats, NJ DOT, NJ GOP, Robert Salman | 13 Comments »
Over 400 Monmouth County Republicans and guests from throughout New Jersey gathered at Bar A in Lake Como on Wednesday night for the 9th Annual Summer Kickoff hosted by Sheriff Shaun Golden, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon.
U.S Senate nominee Bob Hugin and NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt were on hand to celebrate Hugin’s decisive victory (and Senator Bob Menendez’s poor performance) in the primary the previous day.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 2018 elections, Bob Hugin, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Doug Steinhardt, Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Shaun Golden, Sue Kiley, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on 400 + Enthusiastic Monmouth Republicans Rally At Bar A
— Bob Hugin (@BobHugin) June 7, 2018
It’s not considered likely that Senator Bob Menendez will resign as a result of the bi-partisan admonishment he received from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics. NJ and Washington Democrats have become a much more forgiving people since Senator Bob Torricelli was forced out of office after his admonishment 16 years ago.
As Bret Stephens wrote in a Trump bashing piece in the NY Times yesterday, America’s standards have declined over the years. Menendez’s admonishment for trading the power of his office for luxury travel and massive campaign contributions will likely blow over as the Democrats and their media partners continue their mission to destroy the Trump presidency.
But what if the Russian collusion with the Senate Ethics Committee works and Menendez decides to take a job running Dr. Salomon Melgen’s port security business in the Dominican Republic while looking over his luxury villa?
If Menendez resigns, Governor Phil Murphy gets to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until January. That person would run in Menendez’s place for a six year term in the November election. Who would Murphy choose? Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 27th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Menendez, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Bob Hugin, Bob Torricelli, Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman, Dr. Salomon Melgen, Honorary Volunteer Firefighter Vin Gopal, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, NJ GOP, Opinion, Rich Pezzullo, Richard Codey, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Bob Menendez scandals, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
Conservative businessman Rich Pezzullo announced last night that he will seek the GOP nomination to challenge Congressman Frank Pallone in the 6th Congressional District of New Jersey (parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties).
Pezzullo declared his candidacy at the Middlesex County Republican Women’s Club’s annual Reagan Day celebration.
“We can no longer allow enemies of American progress like Frank Pallone to represent us when he and others like him are spending every day trying to hold our nation back. I am challenging him because I believe that the Sixth District deserves so much better — a representative they can rely on, that they can be proud of,” Pezzullo told the gathering. “Pallone was elected to Congress 30 years ago and has not accomplished anything. He is too far left even for his own rabidly leftist party. Isn’t it time for a Congressman who will work for a living?” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 5th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 elections, 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, CD 6, Congressman Frank Pallone, Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ-6, Rich Pezzullo | 16 Comments »
Rich Pezzullo declared that he would suspend his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate if Bob Hugin, the recently retired Executive Chairman of Celgene Corporation becomes a candidate.
Speaking to several hundred Monmouth County Republicans at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Pezzullo, of Freehold, said, ” I actually like the guy and trust him to advance our agenda vigorously and fearlessly. I encourage him to quit waffling and get into the race.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 10th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: 2018 U.S. Senate election, Bob Hugin, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Rich Pezzullo | 12 Comments »
Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden issued a statement this morning congratulating newly elected Assemblyman Ned Thomson on his victory at the special election last evening and thanking all involved for a successful and orderly convention.
“Congratulations to Assemblyman Thomson. I personally thank Ned for his willingness to take on the rigors of being a legislator as well as the demanding community and political commitments the job requires. Ned doesn’t need to do this. I wholeheartedly welcome him to our leadership team. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, 30th Legislative District, Assemblyman Ned Thomson, Assemblyman Sean Kean, Bob McKenna, Chairman Shaun Golden, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Doug Steinhardt, George Gilmore, Juan Malave, Michael Lavery, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Ned Thomson, NJ GOP | 1 Comment »
Five candidates have emerged to fill the vacancy in the State Assembly in the 30th Legislative District created by Dave Rible’s resignation to become the Director of the Alcohol Beverage Commission.
Rible, 49 of Wall Township, was the Assembly Republican Conference Leader until his July 17th resignation. The GOP County Committees from the 30th Legislative District will select a candidate to fill vacancy and take Rible’s place on the general election ballot at a convention that is tentatively scheduled for August 9 at the IBEW #400 Union Hall in Wall. The 30th District is comprised of Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach,Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall in Monmouth County as well as Lakewood and Point Pleasant in Ocean County.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2017 elections, 2017 Legislative election, 30th district, 30th Legislative District, Dave Rible, Director of Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Gary Rich, James Bean, Justin Flancbaum, Monmouth County GOP, Ned Thomson, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Ocean County GOP, Ralph Addonizio | 9 Comments »