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 »
An eleven year veteran of the Boro’s all Democrat governing body, Sims pointed to Beck’s record of success in delivering results for Freehold Borough and its overcrowded, underfunded schools as the main reason for his across-the-aisle endorsement.
“Senator Jennifer Beck has always been an independent voice who has consistently been an advocate for our residents, our children and our schools. Senator Beck has been instrumental in obtaining additional funding for Freehold Borough’s public schools, culminated in her success in securing $25 million in capital funding to renovate and enlarge Freehold Borough’s schools” said Councilman Sims. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 19th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, Councilman Jaye Sims, Freehold Boro, Freehold Borough, Jaye Sims, LD 11, Monmouth County News, Senator Jennifer Beck | Comments Off on Freehold Boro Councilman Jaye Sims, a Democrat, endorses Senator Jennifer Beck
By Declan O’Scanlon
Democratic state Senate candidate Vin Gopal, in his Aug. 20 oped “Consolidate small towns,” extolled the virtues of municipal consolidation as if he were presenting a new, fresh approach to the concept. An honest reading of his own words destroys both his credibility on the property tax issue, and his paralyzing duplicity as a candidate.
Let’s concede up front that in order to solve our high property tax problem we will need consolidation and sharing of services. But that’s a very small piece of the essential reform pie.
Gopal, who is seeking to unseat incumbent Republican state Sen. Jennifer Beck in the 11th District, tries to suggest that because those of us — like Beck and me — fighting the fight to reduce property taxes haven’t yet declared victory, he might be able to do a better job. But in his own words he actually says he would make things worse — actually make it harder to consolidate or enact reforms that will reduce property taxes. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, Declan O'Scanlon, Jennifer Beck, LD 11, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Property Taxes, Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
LD 12 Assembly candidate attempted to bribe a primary opponent into withdrawing from council election
Gene Davis, one the of LD 12 Democrat Assembly candidates, asked his opponent in the 2010 Democrat primary for Linden’s 5th ward council seat to withdraw from that election in exchange for his pledge to support her and “give” her his council seat when his plan to be appointed mayor came to fruition, according to NJTODAY.
Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling, Davis’s opponent, turned down the bribe, recorded the conversation, defeated Davis in the primary and went on the be elected the first African-Amerian woman elected to the Linden City Council, Ward 5.
Here’s Cosby-Hurling’s recording: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, Burlington County Democrats, Gene Davis, LD 12, Linden City Council, Linden City Council Ward 5, Middlesex County Democrats, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, NJ 12th Legislative District, Ocean County Democrats, Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling, Robert Bunk | 1 Comment »
Monmouth Dems Expand Relationship With Hate Group
Former Goldman Sachs banker Phil Murphy, the Democrat running for governor of New Jersey, does not want to talk about his plan to raise taxes by $1.3 billion. He also doesn’t want to talk about renewing the law that is keeping a lid on New Jersey property taxes which expires at the end of this year.
Murphy really doesn’t want Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, the GOP nominee for governor, to talk about taxes either. Murphy wants to talk the Confederate flag. He wants Guadagno to talk about it too, according to a report at NJ.com. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 elections, 2017 Legislative election, Confederate flag, District 4 Coalition for Change, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, LD 11, LD 13, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Parker Space, Phil Murphy, Rebel flag, Tricia Maguire, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
Gopal and Weinberg condemn hot mess chicken cartoon, silent on District 4 Coalition For Change hate posts
The Asbury Park Press has done an admirable job for most of this year focusing on New Jersey’s ridiculously high taxes, but as we are about to enter election season, the media outlet is apparently trying to help reelect liberal special interest puppets, Eric Houghtailing and Joann Downey, to the State Assembly. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 27th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 Legislative election, District 4 Coalition for Change, Eric Houghtaling, Facebook, Houghtaling and Downey, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, Loretta Weinberg, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County News, Rob Acerra, Vin Gopal | 9 Comments »
Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden issued a statement this morning congratulating newly elected Assemblyman Ned Thomson on his victory at the special election last evening and thanking all involved for a successful and orderly convention.
“Congratulations to Assemblyman Thomson. I personally thank Ned for his willingness to take on the rigors of being a legislator as well as the demanding community and political commitments the job requires. Ned doesn’t need to do this. I wholeheartedly welcome him to our leadership team. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 15th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, 30th Legislative District, Assemblyman Ned Thomson, Assemblyman Sean Kean, Bob McKenna, Chairman Shaun Golden, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Doug Steinhardt, George Gilmore, Juan Malave, Michael Lavery, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Ned Thomson, NJ GOP | 1 Comment »
Former Wall Township Mayor Ned Thomson was elected to the State Assembly representing the 30th legislative district tonight at a special election convention of the LD 30 County Committee.
With 83 votes from the 154 delegates present, Assemblyman Thomson easily surpassed the 50% +1 requirement to be elected.
Justin Flancbaum, the Executive Director of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority received 53 votes. Former Belmar councilman Jim Bean received 18. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 14th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, 30th Legislative District, LD 30, Monmouth County News, Ned Thomson | 2 Comments »
If a quorum of the the 30th district GOP County Committee members show up at the convention at the IBEW Local #400 union hall tonight, a new member of the State Assembly will be elected. 122 Committee members must show up for the convention to proceed.
The winner must get 50% +1 of the delegates present to vote for him.
Of the three candidates to replace Dave Rible in the Assembly and on the ballot in November, former Belmar Councilman Jim Bean, Lakewood MUA Executive Director Justin Flancbaum, and former Wall Mayor Ned Thomson, only Bean is confident of victory going into the convention.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, 30th Legislative District, Jim Bean, Justin Flancbaum, LD 30, Monmouth County News, Ned Thomson | 2 Comments »
By Bob McKenna
So there it is, finally out in the open. In his comments to MMM regarding his endorsement of Mr. Flancbaum for the LD 30 Assembly position, Senator Singer is quoted as saying, “ I had to defend my county “ ( Ocean ). I’m confused, I thought this Assembly seat, as well Senator Singer’s position, was about the representation at the state level of the residents, businesses and taxpayers of the 14 municipalities comprising LD 30, 12 of which are in Monmouth County.admin | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Wall Township | Tags: 2017 elections, 2017 Legislative election, Bob McKenna, Justin Flancbaum, LD 30, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Senator Robert Singer, Wall Township | 5 Comments »