Long Branch, NJ- Mayor Adam Schneider, a Democrat, today endorsed Republican Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande for reelection in New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District.
Schneider said that Angelini and Casagrande are partners that Monmouth County and Long Branch need in the Assembly.
“It means a lot to have two representatives that partnered with me to help Long Branch recover, rebuild and safeguard against future storms,” said Mayor Schneider. “Mary Pat and Caroline are dedicated, hardworking leaders that continually demonstrate their commitment to putting partisanship aside to protect our families, make our state more affordable and provide more opportunities for our children. I will be working hard to help them secure the support they need to continue to bring both parties together to solve problems.”
The 11th Legislative District, which includes Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, and West Long Branch, is the only district in New Jersey that is represented by an all female delegation in the legislature. In addition to Angelini and Beck in Assembly, the 11th is represented by Sen. Jennifer Beck in the State Senate. Beck is not up for reelection this year. All 80 seats in the Assembly are on the ballot on November 3rd.
Angelini and Casagrande have brought both parties together to support proposals to grow our economy and create good-paying jobs, lower electric rates for Monmouth County families and seniors, lower taxes for the middle-class, secure vital Sandy recovery funding for infrastructure improvements, protect our children from sexual predators and combat drug abuse.
“We are proud to have community partners like Mayor Schneider who understand what we can achieve when we work together,” added Angelini, who helped pass the bi-partisan Jessica Lunsford Act to strengthen penalties for sexual predators. “While far too many politicians dig their heels in the sand and put party before progress, Caroline and I have worked hard to break down partisan barriers to produce real results for the middle-class.”
“Residents are sick and tired of politics as usual in Trenton and Washington, DC,” added Casagrande, who worked with Democrats to force JCP&L to lower electric rates. “Mary Pat and I are committed to shaking up the status quo and working with leaders on both sides of the aisle to grow our economy, make our state more affordable and ensure that our children have every opportunity to learn, grow and prosper in New Jersey.”