Senate President Steve Sweeney fought off a surprisingly tough challenge from his Republican opponent, funded by NJEA money. New Jersey voters went to the polls yesterday and turned their attention to all 120 seats in the Legislature, ending a busy election season that was rife with special interest spending, political attack ads and controversial mailers, as… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 8th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, NJ Legislature, NJEA, Steve Sweeney, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
Kim Guadagno will be elected the 56th Governor of New Jersey by less than 2000 votes.
The Associated Press will not call the NJ gubernatorial race until Thursday due to the failure of the vote reporting systems in Essex, Hudson, Camden and Middlesex counties which will prevent the vote from being counted. CNN and NJ.com will report rumors that the New Jersey election was hacked by the Russians.
Steve Sweeney will survive the millions spent against his reelection by the NJEA. The teachers’ union will lose considerable influence in Trenton and its membership will revolt against leadership and reform the association. Guadagno and Sweeney will have a stronger and more effective reform agenda than Christie and Sweeney had during the first Christie’s term. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: 2017 election predictions, 2017 elections, Amy Handlin, Ann Marie Conte, Chuck Todd, Declan O'Scanlon, Derek DeLuca, Ed Gillespe, Eric Houghtaling, Greg Buontempo, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, John Dwyer, Kim Guadagno, Larry Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Michael Whelan, Middletown, Ned Thomson, Patricia Branch, Patrick Impreveduto, Rob Acerra, Rob Clifton, Robert Singer, Rocco Pascucci, Ron Dancer, Sam Thompson, Sean Kean, Serena DiMaso, Stephanie Murray, Steve Sweeney, Sue Kiley, Tony Fiore, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 4 Comments »
Ken and Rosemary are ‘new blood with experience,’ if that makes sense. They both have worked hard, as volunteers, for the Highlands community for many years while avoiding the often nasty political fray. They have both served our community unselfishly with dignity and respect for all. They truly are “level headed leaders.” Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 4th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, Frank Nolan, Greg Wells, Highlands, Highlands NJ, John Coberg, Ken Braswell, Monmouth County News, Rosemary Ryan | 1 Comment »
The race between Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Democrat Sean Byrnes, a former one term Middletown Township Committeeman, to succeed Senator Joe Kyillos, has gone to the dogs. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, Declan O'Scanlon, LD 13, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | 1 Comment »
MIDDLETOWN — Republican gubernatorial candidate Kim Guadagno Wednesday returned to a campaign theme of slamming “sanctuary cities and states” when asked about Tuesday’s terror attack in New York, though that issue does not apply to what happened. The Republican also said she would “not jump to any conclusions” about a “diversity lottery system” for immigration that… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 1st, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Middletown, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, Kim Guadagno, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Sanctuary State | 1 Comment »
FOP Lodge #30, the Monmouth County Superior Officers Association, has endorsed Holmdel Deputy Mayor Patrick Impreveduto for election to the Freeholder Board in the general election on Tuesday, November 7, according to Shawn Reece, president of the union.
“Throughout his tenure as a leader in Holmdel, both as a member of the Township Committee and the Board of Education, Patrick Impreveduto has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to public safety and a strong appreciation for the men and women who have dedicated their lives to keep us safe,” Reece said. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 30th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, FOP Local #30, Monmouth County Freeholders, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Pat Impreveduto, Patrick Impreveduto, Shawn Reece | Comments Off on Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #30 Endorses Patrick Impreveduto for Monmouth County Freeholder
In the second part of my interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley, she talks about 1) what she wanted to accomplish in her first term on the Township Committee, 2) what she did accomplish, and what she hopes to accomplish if Hazlet voters give her another three years. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 29th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Hazlet, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, Hazlet, Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sue Kiley, Vincent Solomeno | Comments Off on Interview with Hazlet Mayor Sue Kiley Part 2
By Greg Kelly
I recently launched a website about my native town of Monmouth Beach and it just so happens that a resident of that great community is running for Governor of New Jersey, Kim Guadagno.
So I thought I’d offer some local perspective on a state concern. I’m backing Kim on November 7 and it’s an easy vote for me.
I’ve known Kim since she first ran for political office in Monmouth Beach back 12 years ago. As I’ve followed her career, I’ve learned that Kim already has to be exceptional just to survive. She’s a Republican from New Jersey (a state that twice voted against Abraham Lincoln), is married to a seasoned judge (husband Mike recently retired from the NJ Superior Court) and is mother to three smart kids (some went to school with my children for a while).
In light of the recent vile and mean-spirited Star-Ledger editorial endorsement of Phil Murphy in the governor’s race, I’d like to offer the main reasons why Kim gets my vote: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 29th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, Greg Kelly, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth Beach, Monmouth Beach Life, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | 5 Comments »
By Joe Hadden
These days it seems that in order to oppose someone politically, it is necessary to “ist” them. If they disagree with you they must be a fascist, communist, racist, sexist, socialist, etc. I don’t need to do that to voice my opposition to Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey. Demonizing them is not necessary.
Mr. Houghtaling and Ms. Downey are not evil, they’re just incompetent as elected representatives. They voted yes on a budget that took state aid away from many school districts in LD11, including Ocean Township. During the LD11 debate, Mr. Houghtaling was asked if New Jersey should become a Sanctuary State since his party’s candidate for Governor said it should. Mr. Houghtaling responded that he didn’t have an opinion on the issue. I dare say he might be the only person in New Jersey who doesn’t. He still hasn’t come up with an answer. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 28th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County Life, Opinion | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 elections, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Joe Hadden, Michael Whalen, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Rob Acerra | Comments Off on Opinion: Elect Rob Acerra and Michael Whelan to Assembly in the 11th District