LaRocca Slate Shows Wide Support;Will to Win

Frank LaRocca today announced a complete slate to lead the Monmouth County Democratic Party, reflecting the diversity of the county and a will to win on the part of local leaders.

“I’m honored to have the support of such a broad-based coalition and those who know what it takes to win elections in Monmouth County,” LaRocca said. “This is an outstanding team.”

As the Marlboro Democratic Party Chairman, LaRocca has won 8 out of 9 elections, making Marlboro a model for how to build a Democratic Party organization from the ground floor. When he took over, there was an all Republican Council and a Republican Mayor. Now, as a second term councilman in Marlboro, he is providing innovative, effective leadership in to his community.

The following is the LaRocca Leadership Team:





In addition to serving as Mayor and Committeewoman in Manalapan, Aaronson was Chairman Victor Scudiery long-time vice-chair of the Monmouth County Democrats.

Rebecca volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at Parker Family Health Center in Red Bank. She has been honored by the Latino American Association of Monmouth County for her public service. She’s a graduate of Brookdale College. She and her husband Richard have raised two sons.

In 2005, Aaronson ran a strong race for Monmouth County Freeholder, nearly toppling an entrenched incumbent.


Corresponding Secretary




Mayor Tarantolo is currently serving his 14th year as Mayor of Eatontown and was last re-elected in November 2010 for a fourth four-year term. He also served on the Eatontown Council for 14 years and as a member of the community’s Board of Education.

Mayor Tarantolo was actively involved in the Save Fort Monmouth Committee, served as co-chairman of the Fort Monmouth Reuse Committee, the Governor’s Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization and Planning Authority and now on the Governor’s Fort Monmouth Economic Redevelopment Authority (FMERA).

He is the 2007 recipient of the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Spinnaker Award for Public Service and the 2010 SCAN Humanitarian Award.  


Recording Secretary



Councilman Mangan is serving his second term where he’s been a leader on the community’s Environmental Commission and Tourism Commission. A business executive, Michael is a graduate of George Washington University. He’s served as executive director of the Monmouth County Democrats under Chairman Scudiery.


Sergeant at Arms



Vincent Solomeno has been fighting for Monmouth County Democrats since
he was fourteen.  In 2000, The Asbury Park Press called him a
“political prodigy” when he beat the odds and elected two Democrats to
the Union Beach Borough Council.  Since then, he has managed winning
races in Hazlet Township and helped elect Democrats across

Vincent received his B.S. in Political Science from the University of
Scranton.  As a Harry S. Truman Scholar, he worked in the
D.C. office of Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.  The recipient of a
2007 J. William Fulbright Fellowship to the Netherlands, he earned his
M.A. in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam for his
study of Islamic radicalization.  He is a member of American Legion
Post No. 23, a former member of the Hazlet Township Planning Board,
past President of the Hazlet Democratic Club, and he presently serves
as President of the Bayshore Democratic Club.




Red Bank

Councilwoman Sharon Lee is a life-long resident of Monmouth County who has dedicated her public service to quality of life issues. In Red Bank, she chairs the Code Enforcement Committee and serves on the Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation Committees and is Council liaison to the Community Advisory Board.  Sharon served for seven years on the Planning Board where her priority was always protecting the integrity of our neighborhoods. During her eight years on Council, Lee has served as Council President, Chair of Parks and Recreation and interim chair of the Finance Committee. She is also the former Chair of Department of Public Works and former Chair of the Education and Technology Committee.  


Posted: May 17th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth Democrats, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , , | 16 Comments »


  1. brian said at 6:34 pm on May 17th, 2012:

    And soon to be on a Post Office wall near you…………..

  2. monmouthgirl said at 9:01 pm on May 17th, 2012:


    Monmouth County to stay Republican until my 6 month grandson is in a nursing home!

    Except for Tarantolo (I don’t know Ms. Lee) but the rest is a collection of turds!

    Aaronson ran a strong race for Monmouth County Freeholder. Really? Is there another Monmouth County in another state?

    And as for Magan and Solomeno, what campaigns have they actually won?

  3. Tom Stokes said at 9:18 pm on May 17th, 2012:

    Sharon Lee happens to be a very intelligent and exceptionally nice lady. I wish her well.

    If more democrats were like her, I think Republicans and Democrats could work together to actually solve problems.

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  5. DemReader said at 7:30 am on May 18th, 2012:

    This is a good team. I wouldn’t be so dismissive if I were you, monmouthgirl.

  6. Biggest Loser said at 9:51 am on May 18th, 2012:

    It’s funny to watch this fight. A fight over who’ll lead the losing team.

  7. PhoneyPalloney said at 11:21 am on May 18th, 2012:

    Biggest Loser, is it the same way Ernesto and Anna Little are fighting for who is gonna get that twenty percent of voters after getting their ass kicked by frank pallone?

  8. Biggest Lower said at 2:04 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    Phoney, unfortunately you’re right. We couldn’t defeat Pallone in a great Republican year, and this time the district is even more favorable to Dems, plus Obama on the ticket will bring out a lot more people who stood home last time.

    I have a feeling the Senate fight is as hopeless as D-6.

  9. MiddlesexMan said at 2:33 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    Art, have Bennett and Hanlon named their slates?

  10. ArtGallagher said at 2:41 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    Art, have Bennett and Hanlon named their slates?

    No. Such slates are not customary within the Monmouth GOP.

  11. be afraid.. said at 3:09 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    or, at the least, be wary, and stay on our toes: at least two of them are very good at politics of personal destruction- those of us that go back more than 3 yrs. know well, how on top of issues they are, and how quickly they can spin out a press release for their cause or point, while we stammer and cower, over in the corner, trying to form a usually late and/or ineffectual response: with nearly equal, (actually, D’s outnumber R’s now), declared voters in our county, all this bunch needs is the outside bucks and a fairly credible name, and we could be in for big trouble..FOCUS beyond the next few weeks and realize we need a tested, pro team to do the right things going forward, in battling real future challenges!.

  12. Rick Ambrosia said at 7:17 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    No one does the personal destruction of politics better than a republican. NO ONE….So, what are you talking about…or maybe, just maybe, you really should..”be afraid”. Also, Art, I got slammed for using the word “jerk”…which, in the scheme of things, is pretty innocuous, but you let that anonymous “monmouth girl” (do we even know she’s female?) use the word “turd” to attack someone. Isn’t that a personal attack? oh, sorry, I forgot. You only admonish the dems on this site and let the repubics say whatever the hell they want. Really Art, I thought you had some sort of code that you were following. I guessed wrong.

  13. Good grief: said at 8:49 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    one can’t even give these people credit for being fast on the draw for their side, without getting slammed- see what I mean, and fine,we can agree to disagree on who’s better at attacks! ..geesh: some Dems just can never stop and think for even a moment: they just emote,react, and attack!..some libs are just continually,perpetually angry: if they didn’t cost me so much money, I might even feel rather sorry for such unhappy folks: but they do, and so, I don’t!!

  14. Bob English said at 8:55 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    They have a good guy on that slate in Gerry Tarantolo.

  15. Ricky's Whining Again said at 9:00 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    Ya Gotta Love A Lib Like Rick. He Accuses Others Of What He Himself Does. What Was That Saying About People In Glass Houses?

  16. strange said at 10:47 pm on May 18th, 2012:

    a model on how to build the democratic party? i just spoke to his mayor hornick last month who described himself as “really is a republican”. the only thing that this guy has managed to do in marllboro is to bully the electorate in to supporting him. the republicans are so weak they would rather eat at the trough from larocca with whatever business he throws their way. the town is so screwed up his biggest supporters are the republican county committee people. we need strong ethical leadership in the democratic party and that is not going to come from larocca