Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin was joined by Monmouth County Freeholders Pat Impreveduto and Gerry Scharfenberger at Fort Monmouth this afternoon to highlight the failure of Senator Bob Menendez in letting the fort close.
“Fort Monmouth’s closure had a devastating impact to this community and the economy, but the county leaders in Monmouth have turned a bad situation into a positive,” said Hugin. “They are making incredible progress to revitalize and redevelop the area and we have to make sure that our leaders in Washington and Trenton are doing everything they can to support their efforts to strengthen the economy and bring back jobs.”
“When the federal government closed Fort Monmouth, Bob Menendez failed to save thousands of New Jersey jobs. The federal government’s decision and the failure by our elected officials in Washington to stop it had a real world impact on thousands of people in our community,” said Scharfenberger. “But we’ve really made an omelette out of cracked eggs here and turned this into a positive. I can’t think of anyone better than Bob Hugin to make sure Washington gives New Jersey the resources we need.”
“We’ve made great progress revitalizing and repurposing this area despite the federal government’s decision to take away New Jersey jobs,” said Impreveduto. “It’s important that we have leaders in Washington like Bob Hugin, who will be a strong advocate for New Jersey and ensure the federal government is a willing partner in improving our economy.”
Impreveduto and Scharfenberger had Chipotle for lunch.