I spent my last few minutes in Trenton the way I spent my last 8 years…Relaying the stories of my constituents who’ve been taxed out of the state by the Democrat political bosses who have bought and sold Trenton at their expense. We deserve a better government.
Posted by Caroline Casagrande on Wednesday, January 13, 2016
TRENTON — In maybe the biggest upset of Tuesday’s legislative races, Democratic challengers have ousted both Republican incumbents representing the Shore’s 11th District in the state Assembly. Democrats JoAnn Downey and Eric Houghtaling defeated Republican Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande, according to the Associated Press. It’s the first time since 1991 that Democrats have… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 4th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Caroline Casagrande, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2015 Elections, Caroline Casagrande, LD 11, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County News | 21 Comments »
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal is having a bad
The Dems have put their eggs in the LD 11 basket this year, hoping to pick off one or two of New Jersey’s only all female legislative delegation in Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande.
Vin made sure that his county candidates for Clerk and Freeholder are residents of the 11th, in hopes that a hometown turnout boost for the county candidates, who are hardly campaigning elsewhere in the county, might help Eric Houghtaling of Neptune and Joann Downey of Freehold over the finish line.
Only in the 11th will you find a typical election year showing of road and lawn signs. Houghtaling and Downey are advertising on ESPN and even FoxNews.
Gopal has historically been able to count on an assist from the Asbury Park Press. Not this year and not where he needs it most.
In endorsing Angelini and Casagrande, APP called them “among the strongest legislators in New Jersey.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Caroline Casagrande, Mary Pat Angenlini, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, NJ State Legislature, Vin Gopal | Tags: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, Caroline Casagrande, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
Long Branch, NJ- Mayor Adam Schneider, a Democrat, today endorsed Republican Assemblywomen Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande for reelection in New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District.
Schneider said that Angelini and Casagrande are partners that Monmouth County and Long Branch need in the Assembly.
“It means a lot to have two representatives that partnered with me to help Long Branch recover, rebuild and safeguard against future storms,” said Mayor Schneider. “Mary Pat and Caroline are dedicated, hardworking leaders that continually demonstrate their commitment to putting partisanship aside to protect our families, make our state more affordable and provide more opportunities for our children. I will be working hard to help them secure the support they need to continue to bring both parties together to solve problems.”
The 11th Legislative District, which includes Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, and West Long Branch, is the only district in New Jersey that is represented by an all female delegation in the legislature. In addition to Angelini and Beck in Assembly, the 11th is represented by Sen. Jennifer Beck in the State Senate. Beck is not up for reelection this year. All 80 seats in the Assembly are on the ballot on November 3rd.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2015 Legislative Races, Caroline Casagrande, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2015 Elections, 2015 Legislative Races, Adam Schneider, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, LD 11, Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider Endorses Angelini and Casagrande in LD 11
The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce honored Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande as Legislator of the year last night at its biannual legislative awards reception at the New Jersey Center of Excellence in Bridgewater.
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, an attorney and the assistant Republican Leader in the Assembly, is an outspoken advocate for government efficiency and for identifying waste, fraud, and abuse in government agencies. She has introduced legislation that would establish job creation among small businesses and a bill that would establish tax-free business incubators at institutions of higher education. Further, Assemblywoman Casagrande has a bill that will codify the New Jersey Business Action Center into law, guaranteeing its permanence.
Casagrande represents New Jersey’s 11th Legislative District which includes Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Ocean Township, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, and West Long Branch.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Caroline Casagrande, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Caroline Casagrande, Legislator of the Year, Monmouth County News, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce | 11 Comments »
Assemblywoman Caroline Cassagrande is hosting a blood drive at her office at 35 West Main St. in Freehold on Thursday, October 15 from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m. This the seventh consecutive year that Casagrande has hosted a blood drive in her district.
“The great thing about the Central Jersey Blood Center is that they serve our local hospitals as they treat premature babies, trauma victims and cancer patients” says Casagrande. “All the blood donated, stays in our communities and helps a neighbor in need.”
More than a million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment. “Cancer patients are the primary recipients of blood transfusions” says Casagrande. “In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, consider a donation in the name of a loved one fighting that disease.”admin | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, Caroline Casagrande, Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Caroline Casagrande, Central Jersey Blood Center, Freehold, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Blood drive in Freehold on Thursday
The legislators representing Monmouth County from the 11th and 13th Districts want the New Jersey Department of Human Services to stop housing asymptomatic Ebola patients at Fort Monmouth at then end of this month when the current agreement to do so expires and they are calling on the members of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority to reject DHS’s request to extend the arrangement.
Senators Joe Kyrillos and Jennifer Beck joined with Assembly Members Amy Handlin, Declan O’Scanlon, Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande in issuing the following statement:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, Amy Handlin, Caroline Casagrande, Declan O'Scanlon, Ebola, FMERA, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Amy Handlin, Caroline Casagrande, Declan O'Scanlon, Department of Human Services, Ebola, Fort Monmouth, Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority, Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | 1 Comment »
Says she will introduce legislation bringing New Jersey’s treatment of antique guns in line with federal standards
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-Monmouth) said yesterday that the charges gun charges against a 72 retired teacher for transporting a 300 year old antique flintlock pistol are “ludicrous” and that the Cumberland County Prosecutor should dismiss the case.
Gordon Van Gilder, who taught in Millville for 34 years, faces 10 years in prison and the loss of his pension after a traffic stop last November during which he disclosed to the Cumberland Sheriff’s Officer who stopped him that he had the antique gun, unloaded , in his car. Van Gilder’s attorney, Evan Nappen, said that his client was carrying a collectible and is being charged as if he was carrying a loaded .44 magnum.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Assembly Republicans, Caroline Casagrande, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns | Tags: Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Caroline Casagrande, Cumberland County, Cumberland County Prosecutor's Office, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Evan Nappen, Gordon Van Gilder, Gun Rights, Guns | 33 Comments »
By Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande
A state administrative law judge has recommended state regulators cut Jersey Central Power & Light’s rates by $107.5 million. It is now time for the Board of Public Utilities to act. JCP&L customers have waited over three years for relief. The BPU should respond quickly and in the best interest of consumers who have been footing the bill.
In 2011, the Division of Rate Counsel voiced concerns that JCP&L was earning excessive profits and not investing in infrastructure improvements. BPU ordered JCP&L to open its books to determine whether its profits were reasonable. The findings proved they were not, which is what the ratepayer advocate and I had been saying all along. BPU staff recommended that JCP&L cut its rates by $169.8 million.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Amy Handlin, Caroline Casagrande, JCP&L | Tags: Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Board of Public Utilities, BPU, Hurricane Irene, JCP&L, Superstorm Sandy | Comments Off on Casagrande: BPU should act now to force JCP&L to repay overcharges
What will Dan Jacobson do?
The district’s Assembly seats are currently held by Mary Pat Angelini and Caroline Casagrande. Gopal and Red Bank Councilwoman Kathy Horgan lost to Angelini and Casagrande by over 3000 votes (out of 37,093 cast) in 2011. Former Democratic Assemblyman Dan Jacobson, publisher of the triCityNews and AsburyParkSun earned 2358 votes as an Independent candidate that year.
MoreMonmouthMusings hereby endorses Gopal for one of the Democratic Assembly nominations in the 11th.
We were worried that 2015 would be a boring year politically in Monmouth County and that we’d have to start covering restaurant openings to keep our traffic up next year. With Gopal on the ballot, MMM’s political focus would be assured for another year.
Another reason we like Gopal as a candidate for Assembly is that it takes an issue of the table for Sheriff Shaun Golden’s reelection in 2016.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2015 Legislative Races, Caroline Casagrande, Mary Pat Angenlini, Vin Gopal | Tags: Caroline Casagrande, Dan Jacobson, Ed Zipprich, Eric Houghtaling, Gary Rich, Jennifer Beck, Kevin Kane, LD 11, Lillian Burry, Mary Pat Angelini, NJ Legislative Election, Randy Bishop, Shaun Golden, Vin Gopal | 5 Comments »