Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden has picked up the endorsements of the elected officials from a third large municipality in his quest to replace John O. Bennett III as the Chairman of the Monmouth County Republican Organization.
Mayor Clint Hoffman, Deputy Mayor George Newberry and Township Committee Members Ann Marie Conte, Jeff Foster and Todd Luttman, the entire governing body of Wall Township, signed a letter on Wall Township Republican Organization letterhead and addressed to Monmouth County Republicans today, strongly endorsing Golden for Chairman. Their letter can be found here.
The Wall officials praised Golden’s leadership, integrity and communication skills. The called Golden a “proactive, charismatic leader” who is equipped to deal with Monmouth’s changing demographics and who will “reshape our party from the bottom up, build a sense of unity and camaraderie which has been missing for some time, and extend our Republican ideals to a more diverse audience.” The officials said, “these qualities are not just admirable, they are vital to longevity and party success.”
“It is extremely gratifying and humbling that the leaders of Wall Township have endorsed my vision for the future of our Party and of our great county,” Golden said, “Our elected official and county committee members are on the front line, serving the people of Monmouth County. They know first hand the challenges we face and, and what is missing in terms of Party support. We will build a Party that will help these public servants get the job done in their towns. ”
“I’m very happy to have the large towns on board, with Wall joining Middletown and Howell. But the small towns and their Republican Organizations are just as important. From Allenhurst to Keyport, Upper Freehold to Highlands; every one of our 53 towns will have the support of the Monmouth County Republican Organization when I am Chairman. Together we will forge strong partnerships. Republicans in the as of now Democratic strongholds like Red Bank, Belmar, Neptune , Marlboro and Aberdeen will not be left out.”
Bennett was not available for comment when MMM called. The is post will be updated when we hear back from him.