In the race for the Monmouth GOP endorsement for contested Assembly seat in the 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County Commissioner Director Tom Arnone endorsed Vicky Flynn, the president of the Holmdel Board of Education and Commissioner Lillian Burry endorsed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso for reelection.
Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger is unchallenged for reelection. Both DiMaso and Flynn have embraced Scharfenberger as a running mate and used his photo in campaign materials.
“Vicky Flynn is exactly the right kind of leader we need fighting for us along side Gerry Scharfenberger in Trenton,” Arnone said in a postcard mailed to LD 13 Republican County Committee members. “I know that Vicky will dig-in and do the hard work at the Statehouse that we need, She will be a tremendous partner for us on the County Board of Commissioners and here at home. Vicky will be a tireless campaigner for the party and our local candidates.”
“During the time Serena and I spent together on the board, Serena was a fierce advocate for fiscal conservatism helping to reduce the budget.” Burry said in a press release from the DiMaso campaign. “Clearly, she has carried those same principles to the Legislature. While she is missed greatly on the Freeholder/Commissioner Board, she is clearly an asset to state government.”
Commissioner Burry stated; “Serena has worked tirelessly for all the people of LD 13. She is a proven leader with a solid conservative legislative record. Whether it be fighting for legislation protecting restaurants from the illogical edicts of Governor Murphy or sponsoring and passing legislation to promote student safety. As a Member of the Joint Committee on Public Schools, Serena worked to ensure that our schools can open and allow for our students to return safely.” “I proudly endorse Assemblywoman DiMaso who has been a strong voice for our families and businesses and that I strongly encourage the voters of LD 13 to return Assemblywoman DiMaso to the Assembly”
The Monmouth GOP endorsement for the Assembly seat will be decided during a virtual County Committee convention on Thursday, March 18.
LD 13 is comprised of Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, Little Silver, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Rumson, Sea Bright, and Union Beach.