No Speeches At Freeholder Election

The candidates to replace Assemblyman-elect Rob Clifton on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders will not address the Title 19 convention of Monmouth Republican Committee members when they convene on Saturday morning at Colts Neck High School.

Nominations will be accepted from the floor and then the balloting will commence.  

Several party leaders told MMM that Chairman Joe Oxley decided on this agenda for the convention out of concern for maintaining a quorum.   50% plus one of the committee’s 770 members must be present during the voting in order for the election to be official.

There is talk among some committee members about making a motion from the floor to allow the candidates to speak.

There will be no problem obtaining a quorum of 386 if the candidates’ head counts are accurate.  At a meet and greet hosted by the Atlantic Highlands Republican Committee last night, Howell Mayor Bob Walsh and Holmdel Deputy Mayor Serena DiMaso both told MMM they have 200 votes.  Manalapan Township Committeeman Ryan Green said that he counting on at least 150 of the 300 GOP committee members he personally visited.  MMM did not talk to Atlantic Highlands Councilman Peter Doyle about his vote count.

County Committee members who have not yet met the candidates or heard them speak can do so tonight, 7-9 , during the Bayshore Tea Party Group’s candidate vetting session at the Ocean Township Community Center or on Friday night during the Monmouth Affiliated Republican Club’s dinner at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake.

Posted: January 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth GOP Affiliated Club | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “No Speeches At Freeholder Election”

  1. observer said at 9:14 am on January 10th, 2012:

    I wonder if the three candidates have overlap from individuals who declared his/her support to them. It would not be the first time people have told more than one person that they are in the candidate’s corner.

  2. mike halfacre said at 9:35 am on January 10th, 2012:

    Ain’t that the truth, Observer!

  3. Yo-Yo Ma said at 10:03 am on January 10th, 2012:

    What happens in the rare event that a quorum isn’t met? Would people simply make calls to the missing asking them to attend? Doesn’t a replacement need to be named by a certain date?

  4. Charles M said at 2:45 pm on January 10th, 2012:

    Really… no really?!?!

    Im sorry that is just dumb! They beter be aloud to give a speech!

  5. Be quick said at 8:51 pm on January 10th, 2012:

    Better without the speeches. There might be up to 3 rounds of voting (and counting….) and people might have other things to do on a Saturday. I’ve heard the speeches enough times already.

  6. If 386 members said at 2:59 pm on January 11th, 2012:

    do not care enough about their COUNTY to get up and show up on Saturday, we eat the complimentary donuts, and come back next week.. my understanding is, we have 35 days to find a replacement.. after that, the advantage of running another incumbent, to take on two likely well-funded, enthusiastic Obama-loving, Pres.- year Dems, will have been given away.. I believe those who don’t show, (other than for illness, family emergencies, or serious job commitments), (and yes, attendance will be taken, signatures for voting members obtained, voting machine authorities issued, and ballot(s) voted), really need to resign their seat, and/or their chair needs to find more interested people, and replace them… hopefully, for the Sat. balloting, we’ll be “one and done”.. if people haven’t heard them speak by now, with all of their travels to each area of the county for several months, then please do read all the mailings you’ve received from all of them, and give them a call, am sure they’d be happy to speak with anyone and answer any questions, or, as stated,they can attend Affiliated Friday night, grab them after their 5 minutes,and speak with them personally.. a little self-education/interest/effort, goes a long way, toward actual participation! ..