Golden, Peters, Arnone and DiMaso Announce Reelection Campaign

Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Before an enthusiastic crowd of over 600 Monmouth County supporters at the Eagle Oaks Country Club in Farmingdale, Sheriff (and County GOP Chairman) Shaun Golden announced that he, Freeholders Tom Arnone and Serena DiMaso, and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters are all running for reelection in November.

“We don’t need to make Monmouth County great again,” Golden declared with a reference to Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Monmouth County is great!”

Teamwork and gratitude were the theme of Golden’s remarks to the crowd which filled the the ballroom and two adjoining rooms as he acknowledged his team at the highly accredited Sheriff’s Office of 609 officers and employees and his countywide political partners and supporters.

Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso and Sheriff Shaun Golden

Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso and Sheriff Shaun Golden

Golden and Peters are both seeking their third full terms as Sheriff and Surrogate, respectively, as is Arnone, the Director of the Freeholder Board. DiMaso is seeking her second full term after completing the term of Rob Clifton who stepped down from the Freeholder Board after being sworn into the State Assembly.

The candidates are expected to be unopposed when the Monmouth County Republican Committee convenes for its nominating convention on Thursday, February 18 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold.

The incumbent Republicans are expected to be challenged by Marlboro Councilman Jeff Cantor for Sheriff, Vincent Solomeno of Hazlet for Surrogate, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty and former Farmingdale Councilwoman Carly Immen for the two Freeholder seats on the ballot in November.


Freeholder Gary Rich, Congressman Chris Smith and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters

Freeholder Gary Rich, Congressman Chris Smith and Surrogate Rosemarie Peters


Posted: January 30th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “Golden, Peters, Arnone and DiMaso Announce Reelection Campaign”

  1. A good start said at 10:46 am on January 30th, 2016:

    would be to make the new headquarters more accessible and prominent.. hard to get in, and no signage, as to where the offices are: if we want more people- participation, (and we will need that to win against one of their better slates,) there needs to be more activity and ease of access as people get to know the new “home.” We can’t win with only Facebook, emails, and robocalls: we have a scared and angry electorate, especially this year, that wants reassurance and real solutions, from real people. We need to provide those.

  2. @A Good Start said at 8:16 am on February 1st, 2016:

    @A Good Start-Perhaps if you bothered showing up to help out the cause, as I and so many others have, you would know that “Facebook, emails, and robocalls” aren’t all that goes on? The volunteers (myself included) knocked on over 20,000 doors last year. Didn’t see you there once (and I have a darn good inkling of who you are, so let’s cut the BS). Stop leaning on your previous failed candidacies as a crutch for criticizing so many others who are working so hard.

    BTW I have been to the County Republicans’ new office. It is conveniently located on a main road and is central to all parts of the County. An there IS a sign out front what the hell are you looking at? Can’t figure out if maybe you woke up on the wrong side of the bed the other morning, or if you’re always miserable and negative. Have nice day!

  3. "There you go again," said at 10:29 am on February 1st, 2016:

    and am pretty sure I know who you are,as well- look, you needed a punch code to get into the building, when inside, there was no signage as to whether the office is up or down, and the afternoon before a big event no one was in to take checks, ads, etc.-more advice: you really need to stop being so sensitive and self- righteous: you’ve likely lost more races than we have, but that’s politics! Having “worked so hard” at over a dozen county, state and congressional headquarters over the years, am just telling ya, make it more accessible and easy to find. And, be sure people will walk down, not up, when the signs come in..That’s. All! -Take some Tums and chill,for heaven’s sake,and stop being such a baby, as usual!

  4. AT "A Good Start" said at 12:57 pm on February 1st, 2016:

    Jeeeeeeez. They’ve only been in the new HQ for a month or less. What do you want? Rome Built In A Day? There has already been progress with renovations to the office. But you seem to have to want to nitpick and worry wort your way in order to just create an issue out of a non issue.

    You want easier access? This is a hell of a lot easier to get to than having to deal with the down town traffic and that horrendous intersection of Main St & Railroad Avenue.

    An old friend of mine had a great saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff.” At this moment, your gripes are small stuff. We’ll get there, like with the sign that’s already there.

    And, as rumor has it, besides the easier access from many points in Monmouth, it’s larger and less money. What do you want, everything over night?

  5. @A Good Start said at 3:28 pm on February 1st, 2016:

    Nothing wrong with criticism. But when every single one of your criticisms are rooted in falsehoods and inaccuracies, very different story!

  6. Without Shaun Golden's Leadership... said at 4:47 pm on February 1st, 2016:

    …The County would be lost. 2014 would have been an unheralded electoral disaster, which would have forced a control election last year/this year. The GOP in this county is ahead of the game in terms of fundraising, party building, and modernizing tactics. If only the Bergen’s of the world would pay attention. Or our deeply flawed State Party for that matter. Thank you Chairman Golden for promoting good government and winning elections!

  7. @Without Shaun Golden said at 6:45 pm on February 1st, 2016:

    Ummm, hello! The Republican Party in New Jersey lost four (4)–that’s right four Assembly seats. Half of them right here in Monmouth County. Now if those seats were won, Golden would have the right to beat his chest. However, he lost! Therefore instead of the credit–he gets the blame. It’s politics, that’s the way it is.

  8. Impossible said at 8:06 pm on February 1st, 2016:

    to ever have a rational discussion or discuss any potential improvements anywhere in the organization of late- some are simply incapable of believing their brilliance and ideas can ever be helped or assisted: ask recent losing campaigns on local or state levels if they really did everything right or possible, to drag their own supporters out. If one can’t look in the mirror, get past their personal ego and arrogance, assess each effort, based on actual results, and realize that many different people can contribute various ideas to make the whole better, then I feel very sorry- it is difficult to maintain such “perfection”for very long. Go ahead and don’t do another thing: it’s all just terrific! Best of luck from the sunny south!