Field of Five Seeks To Replace Rible In The NJ State Assembly

ABC Director Dave Rible

Five candidates have emerged to fill the vacancy in the State Assembly in the 30th Legislative District created by Dave Rible’s resignation to become the Director of the Alcohol Beverage Commission.

Rible, 49 of Wall Township, was the Assembly Republican Conference Leader until his July 17th resignation. The GOP County Committees from the 30th Legislative  District will select a candidate to fill vacancy and take Rible’s place on the general election ballot at a convention that is tentatively scheduled for August 9 at the IBEW #400 Union Hall in Wall.  The 30th District is comprised of Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach,Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Manasquan, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and Wall in Monmouth County as well as Lakewood and Point Pleasant in Ocean County.

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Posted: July 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

Republican Assembly Members Should Vote Against Gas Tax Hike

By Art Gallagher

img_0858-800x531This column is for my Republican friends in the Assembly, especially those from Monmouth County.

Dave Rible, Rob Clifton, Sean Kean, Monmouth Republican Assembly Members who voted for gas tax in June, and Declan O’Scanlon who didn’t vote, should join Amy Handlin and Ronald Dancer, Republicans who represent parts of Monmouth and voted NO in June, in voting NO on Wednesday or whenever the bill that Governor Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto agreed to on Friday comes up for a vote.

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Posted: October 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Amy Handlin, Chris Christie, Dave Rible, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature, Opinion, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Rible: Let Towns Use Affordable Housing Money To Get The Lead Out Of Water

Assemblyman Dave Rible visiting fourth grade students at Spring Lake Hts Elementary School

Assemblyman Dave Rible visiting fourth grade students at Spring Lake Hts Elementary School

Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, the Democrat leaders of the New Jersey Legislature, called for a tax on water for fund the repair and replacement of the state’s aging and lead contaminated water infrastructure.

Assemblyman Dave Rible, the Republican Conference Leader in the lower house, said raising taxes is not the answer.  Rible is introducing a bill that would allow municipalities to contribute the monies now earmarked for affordable housing construction to instead by dedicated to a fund to be used to remediate lead contaminated properties.

“While we need to address the serious issue of lead contamination in our communities, raising taxes is not the answer,” said Rible.  “This bill would provide vital funding for rehabilitating lead-contaminated properties without forcing taxpayers to dig deeper to pay for these projects.”

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Posted: March 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible, Monmouth County News, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Rible Defends Police Response To Summer Jam Riot

Assemblyman Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, stood up for the New Jersey State Police’s response to rioting gate crashers at Sunday night’s Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium.

Assemblyman Dave Rible

Assemblyman Dave Rible

Responding to ACLU of NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer’s call for the Attorney General to investigate the appropriate use of force at the event, Rible issued the following statement:

“It is irresponsible to call for an investigation into law enforcement officers who were simply doing the job they were asked to do, which was to break up an already ongoing riot and protect innocent bystanders,” Assemblyman Rible said. “We need to stop continuously placing the blame on our law enforcement and instead come together to show our support for those who were sworn in to protect and serve the public.”

Assemblyman Rible continued, “While there are certainly bad characters in every profession, we must not denigrate all of our law enforcement officers. In our increasingly dangerous world, we should not be undermining our officers’ ability to properly protect us and themselves. Instead, we need to target the bad actors who created this dangerous situation in the first place.”

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Posted: June 10th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Police | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

If You See A Spot, Check A Spot

A message from Assemblyman Dave Rible:

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Guard Against Skin Cancer

rible_3599_webBy Assemblyman Dave Rible

With the summer season now here  and tremendous excitement to get back to the beach, I strongly urge people to  take preventative steps to guard against the most dangerous form of skin cancer,  melanoma.

Over the last 30 years, the  number of people diagnosed with melanoma has continually risen and the American  Cancer Society estimates that more than 9,000 Americans will lose their battle  with this deadliest type of skin cancer in 2013 alone.  And that is only a fraction of the  almost 77,000 cases of melanoma that are expected to be diagnosed this year.

Melanoma is different from most  other cancers in that it commonly affects people of all ages. In fact, many  melanoma victims are only in their twenties.

Like many other cancers, melanoma  is very treatable if detected early. However, cases that are not treated early  can become more serious and more difficult to treat, and can even be fatal.

I know firsthand the importance  of early detection of this deadly disease. Having been diagnosed with malignant  melanoma in January, I am thankful it was recognized early and was determined to  be treatable.

However, many people diagnosed  with melanoma are not so fortunate and that is why I strongly urge people to  take advantage of the easy steps that can help to prevent this form of skin  cancer. When going outside, using sunscreen is one of the simplest and most  important ways to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

In addition, you should take  advantage of skin screenings and be aware of any changes to your skin,  especially moles that are suspicious in shape, color, or change in appearance  over time.

While melanoma can be deadly, the  good news is that it can be prevented and treated by being proactive and  utilizing a few simple steps.


Dave Rible represents the 30th Legislative District in the New Jersey State Assembly. He is the Republican Conference Leader.


Posted: June 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Dave Rible, Health Care | Tags: , , | 7 Comments »


Legislation prohibiting the  public release of the names and addresses of residents with gun permits was  released from the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee today. Currently,  access to such personal information is prohibited by regulation, but could be  obtained under New Jersey’s Open Public Records Law. If  enacted, Rible and Dancer’s bill, A-3788, would prohibit such access.


            “Releasing personal information about those who have firearms permits or  licenses puts law enforcement officers and law-abiding citizens in harm’s way,” said Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, who is a retired police officer. “This  legislation will codify that obtaining such information is restricted to those  in law enforcement or the courts. Currently, access to permit-holder information  is restricted by regulation which can be changed without legislative approval.  This bill is an important step in safeguarding a person’s right to privacy and  protecting them from potential predators.”

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Posted: February 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible, Gun Rights, Guns, NJ State Legislature, Press Release, Privacy | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Hurricane Sandy and Property Taxes

By Assemblyman Dave Rible

Due to the major property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, many are faced with value assessments that are no longer accurate.  Even though this may not affect you directly, please feel free to pass this information along to friends, families, and neighbors that may find this useful.

Under current State law, property value is assessed based on the condition of the lot and the buildings as of October 1st for the following tax year.  In other words, the 2013 property tax bills are based on the value of the property as of October 1st, 2012

However, State law contains a provision which states that a property with a building or other structure that has been destroyed by a storm between October 1st and December 31st can have assessment reduced to reflect the depreciation in value for that property.  The landowner must provide the assessor with notice prior to January 10, 2013.  The assessor must then base the assessed value of the property according to its condition as of January 1, 2013.

Only 9 weeks remain to provide this notice to municipal assessors.

As for the November 1st property tax bill (fourth quarter 2012), a property taxpayer must pay that bill in full by November 10th to pay the fourth quarter bill.  Also, a municipality may pass a resolution that establishes a zero percent interest rate for tax payments made after November 10th.


Posted: November 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible, Hurricane Sandy, Property Taxes | Tags: , , | 3 Comments »

PBA Goes After Rible

By Art Gallagher

The Asbury Park Press is reporting that Michael A. Deroian of PBA Local 314 of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has issued union charges against Assemblyman Dave Rible.

Derion says Rible’s vote for pension and benefit reforms violated his PBA oath:

“… and I do further promise – and declare I will not – by word, deed, sign or token – injure a fellow member of this Association.”

Rible retired on disability from the Wall Township Police Department in 1998.  He remains a member of the union.

It seems to me that Derion’s charges do more to injure Rible than Rible’s vote to save the pensions did to injure any PBA member.

I’m a supporter of the police, but I find that oath scary.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible, PBA | Tags: , | 8 Comments »

Assemblyman Dave Rible has issued the following statement on the passing of Duncan Thecker

“I am terribly saddened to announce the passing of Duncan Thecker. Duncan was a business icon who rose from a concrete salesman to become the leader of one of the most successful manufacturing companies in Monmouth County. Duncan helped create the Republican Party.  He was committed to the Party and improving lives of residents of Monmouth County. Monmouth County and the state of New Jersey is a better place because of the efforts of Duncan Thecker. Duncan was a generous philanthropist, a wise businessman, and I was fortunate to call him one of my best friends.”

Posted: September 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Dave Rible | Tags: , | 1 Comment »