Republican activists and leaders from throughout Monmouth County and beyond gathered with the Marlboro Party faithful last night at the Bella Vista Country Club, providing the “Positively Marlboro” GOP slate of Ira Goldberg for Mayor and Council Candidates Sui Allex and John Dwyer with a boost of enthusiasm and campaign cash for their uphill battle to unseat Democratic Mayor Jon Hornik and his “Right Team” slate of incumbent council members Randi Marder and Mike Scalea.
“Two hours ago I was in the Governor’s backyard,” Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, the headliner of the event, said as he started his remarks. “Where are you going?,” Bramnick said the Governor wanted to know as he prepared to leave.” “Marlboro.” “Why?” “Because Selika Josiah Gore (Chair of the Marlboro GOP) called me an wouldn’t get off the line until I agreed.”
“This is the most energetic Republican event I have seen this season,” Bramnick said during his remarks and announced that he would write a check to the campaign from his own account on the spot.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Amy Handlin, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, Bella Vista Country Club, Declan O'Scanlon, Ira Goldberg, John Dwyer, Jon Bramnick, Marlboro GOP, Monmouth County News, Selkia Josiah Gore, Shaun Golden, Sui Alex | Comments Off on Monmouth and Assembly Republicans Support Marlboro GOP
Labor Day is still a week off, but the political season is already underway in the most unlikely place; Marlboro Township where Democratic incumbents Mayor Jon Hornik and Councilwoman Randi Marder are running for their third terms with newcomer, Councilman Mike Scalea who is running for his first full term after replacing Frank LaRocca on the governing body. LaRocca resigned from the council and quit politics to become the Municipal Judge in Keyport in January.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marlboro, Monmouth County News | Tags: Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick, Ira Goldberg, John Dwyer, Jon Hornik, Marlboro Township, Mike Scalea, Monmouth County News, Randi Marder, Shaun Golden, Sui Allex | 2 Comments »
After a successful debut in Howell last week, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters are bringing the Mobile County Connection to the Middletown Library on Tuesday from 10 am till 1 p.m.
The Mobile County Connection office is housed in a large mobile command center.
This is a great opportunity for Middletown area residents who need to renew or apply for their passports, want to update their voting records, need notary services or have questions about wills, estates and guardianship/adoptions to avoid the trek to Freehold or Neptune.
Sheriff’s Officers will be offering Youth and Ident-Adult Identification Cards and information on the proper installation of child safety seats, along with other agency services. Unarmed fugitives can surrender to Golden if there are no kids around.admin | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: Christine Giordano Hanlon, Christine Hanlon, Middletown, Middletown Library, Mobile County Connection, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Monmouth County Surrogate, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on Mobile County Connection To Visit Middletown On Tuesday, August 18
Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Sheriff Shaun Golden are teaming up and taking their show on the road in a mobile office, aka The Mobile County Connection, starting tomorrow, August 12 at Howell Township Library.
“We are proud to be unveiling such an important outreach program,” said Hanlon. “It is the first of its kind in Monmouth County and features mobile government services in an effort to connect people with government in their communities.”
The Mobile County Connection office will be housed in a large mobile command center and be rolled out for the first time at the Howell Township Library, 318 Old Tavern Rd., August 12, from 11am to 2pm. During the event, residents will be able to apply for and renew their passports as well as have passport photos taken. Residents will also have access to free notary services and voter/election information.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Christine Giordano Hanlon, Howell Township, Mobile County Connection, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Clerk's Office, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Monmouth County Surrogate, Rosemarie Peters, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on Mobile County Connection Will Debut In Howell, Weds August 12
Gopal’s only political play is to attack the integrity of the candidates he’s running against, regardless of the veracity of the attack.
By Art Gallagher
In the aftermath of Red Bank Council President Art Murphy announcing on MoreMonmouthMusings that he would resign his seat on the borough council and withdraw as a candidate for another term, Monmouth Demcoratic Chairman Vin Gopal complained to the Asbury Park Press and The Two River Times that he has a hard time recruiting candidates to run for office because of the toxic political environment.
“I think it (Murphy’s resignation) is part of a larger problem, and he’s been thinking about it for a while,” Gopal said. “It’s about how negative and nasty local campaigns have been getting.”
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, Vin Gopal | Tags: Andrew Lucas, Art Murphy, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Cry me a river, Ed Zipprich, Gary Rich, Lillian Burry, M. Claire French, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth Republicans, Red Bank Democrats, Sean DiSomma, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
Gopal however, said Murphy’s decision was not solely in response to the video. “It’s part of a larger problem with contemporary politics,” Gopal said, alleging that political opponents had on the sly recorded Murphy, unbeknownst to the councilman and released it for political gain.
“It’s sad it’s come to this,” Gopal said, noting that these tactics increasingly have been making it difficult to get qualified candidates.”
Applications are now being accepted to the 19th Annual Monmouth County Citizen Police Academy, Sheriff Shaun Golden announced this morning.
A prerequisite for participating in VISCOMP (Volunteers in Sheriff’s Community Programs), the course is designed to foster and promote an understanding by citizens in Monmouth County of the services offered and challenges facing the law enforcement agencies in the county. It is envisioned that graduates of the Citizen Police Academy will gain awareness and appreciation of the services provided by these agencies and will become “goodwill ambassadors” for the law enforcement and public safety community.
The course consists of six sessions on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, starting on September 22 and concluding with graduation on October 27th. The 12-hour block of instruction designed to give attendees an overview of law enforcement services in Monmouth County and features presentations by municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: Citizen Police Academy, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden, Sheriff Shaun Golden | Comments Off on 19th Annual Citizen Police Academy
Partisan primaries in New Jersey are usually very low turnout elections. Mostly they are uncontested, so only die hard partisans, poll workers and their friends who bring them doughnuts bother to vote. In Atlantic Highlands last year, of the roughly 700 registered Republicans, only 101 voted in the primary. Only 68 or the roughly 800 Democrats voted in the 2014 primary.
In contested primaries on a local level, the candidate with the “Party line” on the ballot usually has a huge advantage over a challenger.
The “Party line” advantage is being challenged in Atlantic Highlands in this year’s Republican primary on June 2. Two long term Republican Councilmen are competing to be the Party’s nominee for mayor. Incumbent Mayor Fred Rast, first elected in 2007, is keeping his promise to term limit himself out of office. Councilman Jack Archibald and Councilman Lou Fligor both want to be mayor.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County | Tags: Atlantic Highlands, Atlantic Highlands GOP, France Karras, Fred Rast, Jack Archibald, Jane Frotton, Jim Krauss, Lou Fligor, Mayor Fred Rast, Shaun Golden | Comments Off on “Party crashers” could determine Atlantic Highlands GOP mayoral nominee
Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden released a statement this morning announcing that his slate of municipal candidates this year included six Young Republican Leaders under the age of 35.
Candidates for local office filed to run with their respective Municipal Clerks all across Monmouth County on Monday. It is clear by the two parties’ selection of nominees, that Republicans in Monmouth County are the only ones offering voters a chance to elect a new generation of leaders with fresh, bold ideas for the future.admin | Filed under: 2015 Elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 2015 Elections, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Charlie Cocuzza, Congressman Chris Smith, Freehold, Freehold Borough, Hazlet, Jane Fields, Jesus Vega, Mark Taylor, Michael Gill, Mike Whelan, Monmouth GOP, Red Bank, Robert J. Gibbons, Sean DiSomma, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Shaun Golden, Stephanie Murray, Sue Kiley, Thomas Mann, Toby Stark, Tony Fiore, William Shea, Young Republicans | 12 Comments »
An impressive crowd of over 400 Monmouth Republican County Committee members gathered on Saturday morning to nominate their candidates for State Assembly, County Clerk and Freeholder. The size of the crowd was impressive not only because of the weather but because the results of the convention were a foregone conclusion as there were no challengers to the incumbent Assembly Members, Freeholder or Governor Chris Christie’s nominee for County Clerk.
Free of any competitive tensions, the mood at Colts Neck High School was upbeat, friendly and proud among the grassroots leaders who came out for Chairman Shaun Golden first nominating convention. Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso noted both the size and enthusiasm of the crowd. “This crowd is almost as large as last year’s convention when we had a competition for the freeholder nominations,” DiMaso said, “We’re in really great shape and that is a testament to Shaun’s leadership.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Amy Handlin, Assembly Republcians, Caroline Casagrande, Chairman Shaun Golden, Chris Smith, Claire French, Congressman Chris Smith, County Clerk M. Claire French, Dave Rible, Declan O'Scanlon, Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder John Curley, Gary Rich, Jennifer Beck, Kim Guadagno, Lillian Burry, M. Claire French, Mary Pat Angelini, Rob Clifton, Ron Dancer, Rosemarie Peters, Sean Kean, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Tom Arnone | 8 Comments »