O’Scanlon Raises $100K for Senate Race

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) announced this morning that he has raised over $100,000 for his campaign for NJ State Senate.  O’Scanlon is seeking the Republican nomination to replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the Senate.  So far, O’Scanlon’s competition for the nomination is his running mate for the last three legislative elections, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.

“The job of a State Senator is so much more than going to Trenton and voting on bills,” O’Scanlon said. “The job includes being a leader in the community and the Party.  That means having the resources to support your own campaign, the campaigns of other great candidates and most importantly, civic and charitable organizations in the district.  Senator Kyrillos filled that role as well if not better than anyone.  I am prepared to continue in Joe’s footsteps.”

“I am deeply grateful to my friends and supporters who have enabled me to support great candidates and organizations during my eight year career in the Assembly.  I am humbled that they have stepped up so strongly to support my candidacy for Senate. Between the funds we have and will raise and my own resources, I will see to it that I’m an effective leader on this front in the District and the County.”

O’Scanlon said he is on track to have $350,000 at his disposal by the spring and over $1,000,000 for the general election in November should circumstances call for it. “We live in unpredictable political times,” O’Scanlon continued. “I’m in this race to win.  The Democrats have already declared that they are coming after us. My team will be prepared for any eventuality.  We will make sure that the 13th district and all of Monmouth County remains the shining example of great local government and sound fiscal policies.  The Monmouth County delegation in Trenton will remain a strong and effective voice for fiscal reform in Trenton.”

Posted: December 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “O’Scanlon Raises $100K for Senate Race”

  1. Mahatma Cane said at 11:06 am on December 12th, 2016:

    Voters, please don’t forget that O’Scanlon signed off on the $0.23 per gallon gas tax that our Governor sponsored. He would be wise to follow Kyrillo’s lead and not run for office. Every gallon of gas that you purchase should be a reminder of the betrayal of the voting public’s trust.

  2. Marlboro Male said at 6:58 pm on December 12th, 2016:

    O’Scanlon’s traitorous gas tax vote is only one in a long line of bone headed votes. He should just become a Democrat and make it official.

  3. Whom said at 8:23 pm on December 12th, 2016:

    would he want to run with?? Do we get a signed note from both him and Amy, that if either one becomes senate candidate, the other will be happy to stay on their ticket for assembly? And, given some rather awkward /poor votes on his and Joe K’s parts, am not too sure it’d be good to follow too closely in those “footsteps!” This could be quite uncomfortable, for many,before it all shakes out!

  4. Jimmy Jones said at 9:10 pm on December 15th, 2016:

    I had supported this BOZO for many years and was warned about him but I chose to turn a blind eye….

    I WAS WRONG!!!!

    This guy sold out to Chrisite and Sweeny and didn’t have the cohones to even vote on the gas tax although he is 200% for it….and he supports the stupidity of now borrowing 12 BILLION more…not to mention the HAIRBRAIN scheme of borrowing more BILLIONS from the pension system to fund things….and we all know that the GAS TAX will rise at least another 10 cents becasue they aren’t raising as much…or should I say stealing our money, at a rate they like.

    HE KNEW THIS ALL ALONG and has played us for fools.

    I am a Republican, but I will contribute to WHOEVER runs against him be it R or D