Total amount received from unions in 2007, 2009 and 2010: $185,800
2007 Contributions (both his name and Middletown Democrats who wheeled it to him):
Local Union 400 PAC $4,500
Carpenter’s PAC $2,500
Plumbers & Pipefitters $1,500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $3,000
NJ Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $2,500
Local Union 400 $9,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters $1,000
NJ State Laborers PAC $400
Local Union 400 PAC $2,000
From his campaign in 2009 from his account and the Monmouth Democrats who funded his campaign with $177,000
Local Union 400 PAC $8,550.00
NJ Regional Council of Carpenters PAC $37,000
Laborers Local 472 PAC $2,500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $10,000
IBEW Local 400 $10,000
PAC of NJ Association of Pipefitters $10,000
Communications Workers of America $74,000
(Represents all Middletown Twp union employees ex Police)
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #9 PAC $3,900
Local Union 400 PAC $3,000
Sean Byrnes suspended his campaign for Middletown Township Committee less than twelve hours after MMM published video of his running mate, Jeana Sager, calling cops criminals, admitting she would misrepresent herself to get elected, calling for the elimination of drug treatment centers, the expansion of syringe access centers and equating heroin with caffeine.
It is come to MoreMonmouthMusings’ attention that the same Russian mob that looted Middletown’s bank accounts over Labor Day weekend could be funding the township committee campaign of Sean Byrnes and his running mate, Whatshername.
If the Middletown Democrats filed their October ELEC report, it was not published on ELEC’s website this afternoon. Byrnes’ ELEC report says he’s only raised $150.00 for his campaign. Whathername has raised only $3000. So who’s paying for all those signs? It could be the Russian mob!
I’m being as ridiculous as the Middletown Democrats were last year when the alleged that the Middletown GOP bribed and coerced Steve Massell into running for township committee last year. I’m being as ridiculous as the Middletown Dems were last year when they claimed that the GOP township committee raised their salaries, after they gave up their stipends.
With their Democrat opposition no longer mounting a campaign, Middletown Township Committee members Kevin Settembrino and Rick Hibel have refocused their reelection campaign to enthusiastically support the men and women of the Township’s Police Department. Read the rest of this entry »
Irv Beaver, 73, of Waterview Way, Belford, a long time Middletown Democrat volunteer, activist and County Committeeman, was arrested on Sunday afternoon for stealing and vandalizing campaign signs supporting Republican candidates for local, county and congressional offices, as well as Middetown Board of Education candidates who the Middletown Democrat organization opposes.
Beaver retired from Middletown Police Department in 1988, at the age of 44. On his social media pages, facebook and linkedin, he purports to be an investigator for the NJ Attorney General’s Office.
Josh Welle and Amber Gesslein could run for the Dem nominations for Assembly in LD 13 next year.
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin’s announcement that she will not seek reelection next year inevitably creates speculation on who will run to replace her. While party leaders on both sides of the aisle would rather their troops stay focused on the election coming up next month, the jockeying has started given how infrequently a vacancy occurs in the 13th district.
Democrats, who normally lose badly in the district will likely have a contest for the two Assembly nominations next year, given Handlin’s vacancy and Serena DiMaso serving her freshman term. DiMaso put something of a target on her back with the Dems when she made a robocall criticizing LD 11 Assemblymembers Eric Hougtaling and Joann Downey for voting for Governor Murphy’s tax increases. Houghtaling and Downey responded to DiMaso’s robocall with an ethics complaint.
With the Assembly on top of the ballot next year, Dems will likely be motivated and funded, even in LD 13.
Potential Democrat Candidates for LD 13 Assembly in 2019 who are running for other offices this year: