Press Release

The Monmouth County Democratic Organization swept races across the county yesterday! U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. for a big 65% district-wide victory! Congressman Pallone also comfortably carried the Monmouth County portion of the district with over 55% of the vote. President Obama and Senator Menendez nearly matched Governor Romney and Senator Kyrillos vote by vote in what analysts had predicted earlier in the year would be a Republican blowout in Monmouth. They were wrong! Monmouth County Democrats delivered over 125,000 votes for President Obama, the 6th highest amount of votes in the state of all 21 counties. Turnout for the election was at an impressive 58% of registered voters despite half the county still not having power and with thousands of people still displaced from their homes.


Monmouth County Democrats scored major municipal wins, defeating 7 incumbent Republicans. NO Democratic incumbents were defeated. Monmouth Dems scored major wins in the Bayshore this year, with wins in Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, Hazlet, Keyport and Matawan, setting up a strong foundation in the Bayshore for future years. Here are some of our major wins


In Atlantic Highlands, Roy Dellosso and Bob Sutton were re-elected, topping two Republican challengers by over 350 votes.


In Belmar, Councilwoman Jennifer Nicolay won nearly 60% of the vote, trouncing her Republican challenger.


In Eatontown, incumbent Councilman Anthony Talerico was top vote-getter by nearly 1,000 votes defeating his Republican challenger. In addition, Janice Kroposky comfortably defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Gonzalez to win the second seat. Welcome to the Eatontown governing body, Councilwoman-Elect Kroposky!


In Farmingdale, 4 Democrats faced 4 Republicans in a showdown for the Western Monmouth community. Democrats Richard Geffken and newcomer Carly Immen defeated their Republican opponents to win 2 of the seats. Democrat Jan Zientek currently trails by just 5 votes behind his Republican challenger for the 3rd seat. Absentee ballots and Provisionals still need to be counted and Monmouth County Democrats’ attorneys are weighing a re-count for Jan’s seat. Still, winning these 2 seats is a huge breakthrough in a town where Republican voter registration outnumbers Democrats 2 to 1.


In Freehold Borough, Democratic newcomer Ron Griffiths outsed Republican incumbent John Newman while Democratic incumbent Sharon Shutzer was re-elected.


In Hazlet, Democrats Jim DiNardo and Barbara Ronchetti beat Republican incumbent Mayor David Tinker and Committeeman Jim Brady to take a 3-2 majority of the Hazlet governing body, a big win for the Bayshore community.


In Highlands, Democratic Councilman Kevin Redmond was re-elected and Democrat Tara Ryan was elected, winning a Republican held seat.


In Keyport, Democratic Councilman Ken McPeek was re-elected and Sophia Lamberson was elected. Councilwoman-Elect Lamberson will take the seat of Council President Christian Bolte who did not seek re-election. The duo beat their GOP challengers by more than 500 votes.


In Matawan, Democratic newcomer Kim Daly was elected to the Borough Council defeating incumbent councilman Andrew Lopez. Democrat Nicholas Nellegar was narrowly defeated for the 2nd seat by just 80 votes. Monmouth County Democrats Attorneys are currently reviewing absentee ballots and provisionals but Democrats have broken the all GOP stronghold in Matawan.


Posted: November 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »


  1. MiddletownRepublicanwww said at 9:55 pm on November 7th, 2012:

    How did they do in Middletown?

  2. brian said at 9:59 pm on November 7th, 2012:

    Middletown is one of the last sane towns left—but we must leave this blue State as the enemy advances—-let them fund Leviathan.

  3. Middletowner said at 11:20 pm on November 7th, 2012:

    Republicans won pretty much only where they ran unopposed. Running against Linda Baum is equivalent to running “unopposed”. Wherever they had real competition they lost. Great job Chairman!

  4. And the plague spreads said at 7:50 am on November 8th, 2012:

    … See above comment. They move here for the quality of life largely Republican leadership has planned and managed well, then they methodically destroy it, year by year. Will they ,and we,ever learn? Likely not!

  5. brian said at 10:08 am on November 8th, 2012:

    They are like cancer–we have to move to Red States and not let it spread—Dems will kill the host just like all parasites.

  6. uneducated said at 9:59 pm on November 8th, 2012:

    Please move

  7. Hey Middletowner said at 8:32 am on November 9th, 2012:

    U need to get out of town more or at least look at the election results readily available now on the county Clark’s website: Presidential years,which used to be big for the GOP here, have been very tough for the past 20 years ay least. It used to be a sad joke that if one wanted to start a local political career, there’d be a much better shot on an odd number year. The union thug groundgame for Pallone and their Pres. Candidates is lethal for local GOP candidates now. Unfair shot to the new Chair: do u think u could have raised more than the hundred grand he did in 5 mos, grab better victories for the county, and keep a busy HQ staffed and running? Easy to criticize while not volunteering or contributing, so, get over June, there’s many races to try and keep and win next year!!