Tea Parties To Impact Freeholder Race

The Monmouth County area Tea Parties are coming together to in order to make their presence felt in the upcoming county committee election to replace Assemblyman-elect Rob Clifton on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders.

The Bayshore Tea Party Group, the Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots and the East Jersey Tea Party will hold a joint meeting to endorse a Freeholder candidate on January 10th, 2012, 7PM at the West Park Recreation Center in Oakhusrt, Ocean Township.   The Monmouth and Colts Neck Tea Parties have also been invited to participate.

Bob Gordon, co-founder of the Bayshore Tea Party Group, says that between the groups there are 25 county committee members eligible to vote on January 14th when the county committee convenes to elect Clifton’s successor.  They are potentially a significant voting block.

The Tea Parties extended invitations this afternoon to each of the declared candidates to speak at the January 10th meeting.   Following the candidates presentations and a Q and A, a secret ballot will be taken.  The winner of the groups’ endorsement will be announced upon the tabulation of the ballots.

Howell Mayor Bob Walsh and Manalapan Deputy Mayor Ryan Green have accepted.  Holmdel Deputy Mayor Serena DiMaso is juggling a scheduling conflict.  Atlantic Highlands Councilman Peter Doyle has yet to respond, according to Barbara Gonzalez, the another co-founder of BTPG.

Gonzalez said she checked the calendars on the Monmouth County GOP Website and the Monmouth County Affiliated Republican Club’s site before scheduling the event, in order to avoid a conflict.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Bayshore Tea Party Group, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP Affiliated Club | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Tea Parties To Impact Freeholder Race”

  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 7:36 am on December 8th, 2011:

    Assuming we get the quorum of 50% plus one, that should put the turn out at somewhere north of 300, I would guess?

    So, 25 are going to “make their presence felt?”

    I agree that the Tea Party people should have input, but come on folks, if someone believes that 25 out of 300 might make a serious impact; maybe I should consider eating my hat.

  2. Truth Hurts from Howell said at 8:48 am on December 8th, 2011:

    The County is skating on a slippery slope with Bobby Walsh. He is so desperate for this he’d agree to appear at the local Gleek club holiday party. Have you see his famous You Tube clips for his humiliating work in Howell? Now close your eyes and picture that in Freehold at the Hall of Records. OUCH. Him sitting there with his dark sunglasses on telling the audience he is “medicated”. Hello Monmouth Republicans? Do you get this? Why do we need to drag up all the baggage and issues from him and Howell and pull them to Freehold. Imagine what he does to the ticket next year when he has to run with Arnone and the Sheriff. Shutter the thought. The man cannot piece two sentences together….wait, he did once when he said he would never, ever, never run for higher office and would never leave Howell. Now on the verge of being thrown out of town, he HAS TO leave. Don’t be fooled.

  3. Anonymous said at 11:30 am on December 8th, 2011:

    Truth Hurts,

    Do you spend all day writing attack ads against Bob Walsh. No, he was not my pick for a Freeholder even last year. But, you seem to have this stalker like attraction to him.

    As well, I can’t find any You Tube videos on him. Not that they don’t exist, but if you are going to reference such; how about providing the link so that others may see them and make their own decision; rather than being led to a conclusion without evidence.

  4. President, Jersey Shore Tea Party said at 1:04 pm on December 8th, 2011:

    Please note ALL citizens of Monmouth County are invited to attend. No fee or cover charge. Full address is:
    Ocean Township Community Center
    615 West Park Avenue
    Oakhurst, NJ 07755

    I following our usual candidate vetting format, each candidate will be given 5 minutes to speak. The bulk of the time will be Q/A from the audience…we like that in the Tea Party Movement, unrehearsed public speaking.

  5. Barbara said at 1:52 pm on December 8th, 2011:

    That sounds like a very defeatest attitude.
    If there is one thing that the tea party can say, at least they can say they tried. As for myself, I do not try with the possibility of losing weighing me down. I always try to believe that we can succeed. What else do we have?

  6. President, Jersey Shore Tea Party said at 2:06 pm on December 8th, 2011:

    You are not looking at the big picture. Ms. Dianne Gooch and the GOP Establishment have made the same mistake.
    We have 25 behind the lines but hundreds of activists in front of the lines. Once we make a selection, that candidate will have hundreds of volunteers on the ground. A special, local election in which the independent Tea Party Groups can focus on is ideal for our Movement. Especially, we regard Monmouth County as one of the Tea Party citidels in NJ. In case you did not notice, BOTH of our GOP Congressional primary candidates easily caried Monmouth County in 2010. Sleep well my friend, you are in good, sincere, patriotic hands