Holmdel Board of Education President Vicky Flynn defeated Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso for the Republican endorsement for Assembly in the 13th legislative district tonight during a virtual nominating convention of the Monmouth Republican County Committee.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 18th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso | Tags: 13th legislative district, Declan O'Scanlon, Gerry Scharfenberger, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Serena DiMaso, Vicky Flynn | Comments Off on Flynn defeats DiMaso for LD13 Assembly nod at Monmouth GOP convention
Democrats are Speaking Out Both Sides Of Their Mouths When It Comes to Protecting Children from Marijuana and Alcohol
By Senator Declan O’Scanlon. Jr
Two-faced. This is the word that first comes to mind when I try to describe to family and friends as to what happened with the recent passage of our marijuana laws here in New Jersey. After the abysmal failure of Trenton Democrats to garner enough support from their own members to pass sensible cannabis legislation, it was punted to the voters in a ballot question.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 8th, 2021 | Author: admin | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Marijuana, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Cannabis, Cannabis Clean UP, Cannabis Legislation, Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, Parental Notifcation, Police Liability, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Introducing Legislation to Correct Insanity of Recently Passed Cannabis Law
Victoria A Flynn, President of the Holmdel Board of Education, announced yesterday that she is seeking the Republican nomination for the LD 13 Assembly seat currently held by two term Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso.
DiMaso, also of Holmdel, has not yet announced if she is seeking reelection, running for another office or not running for office in 2021.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 27th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Holmdel, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: 13th legislative district, Declan O'Scanlon, Gerry Scharfenberger, LD 13, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, Serena DiMaso, Vicky Flynn | 2 Comments »
State Senators Declan O’Scanlon and Anthony Bucco launched an online petition today urging Governor Phil Murphy to allow New Jersey’s bars and restaurants to stay open for the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Murphy has mandated that eateries close at 10pm, despite the fact that there is no evidence of greater COVID-19 transmission after 10. With the Super Bowl scheduled to start at 6:30 pm, it is likely that the game will extend beyond 10 pm and forcing the establishments to send their customers home before the Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 1st, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: Anthony Bucco, COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, Super Bowl | 2 Comments »
Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr has endorsed Jack Ciattarelli for Governor of New Jersey:
“We all know how distressingly rare it is to have exactly the right candidate come along at exactly the right moment….someone with an in-depth grasp of the days most critical issues and the intellectual heft to offer real, workable solutions. Helps too if the candidate has a sense of humor, doesn’t condescendingly presume he knows everything & genuinely holds deep family & community values.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 30th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, 2021 gubernatorial race, Declan O'Scanlon, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey | 2 Comments »
This…is what our vaccine dose delivery system will have to ramp up to in order to get us to 70% by the end of June.
By Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr
Goals are endpoints. Missions are plans/strategies to achieve goals. Our “goal”, and it’s one we should shoot for, is to get 70% of the adult NJ population vaccinated by the end of June. We need to understand the mission we’ll need to accomplish to achieve our goal.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccine, Declan O'Scanlon, Opinion | 7 Comments »
Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) issued a statement following news that New Jersey had missed a federal deadline to begin long-term care vaccinations yesterday.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 22nd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon | Tags: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Long Term Care Facilities, New Jersey, NJ Department of Health, Nurisng homes, Nursing home deaths, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Tragic failure In Long Term Care Vaccine Program Must Be Investigated
State Senator Declan O’Scanlon issued the following statement upon the passage of the Democrats legislation to regulate and tax marijuana sales in New Jersey:
“To be blunt, I had no choice but to vote no,” said O’Scanlon. “Over-taxation, over-regulation and over-complication. Trenton’s typical prescription to … just about every issue. This cannabis bill is a classic example. The public voted for a relatively simple policy – to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The referendum included specific, tax-limiting language, which is critical to the success of the policy.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 17th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, Marijuana, New Jersey, New Jersey Marijuana, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Marijuana Bill Fails to Learn From Other States’ Mistakes
NJ Governor Phil Murphy and his family were harassed while dining outdoors in Red Bank on Friday evening,
Senator Declan O’Scanlon, an outspoken critic of Murphy’s policies during the pandemic, was quick to condemn the harassment.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 22nd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey | 9 Comments »
By Senator Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr
I am tremendously proud of my friend and our Congressman Chris Smith who consistently rises above the noise and clatter of politics and personally goes the extra mile to help people in desperate situations.
During this pandemic Chris Smith has done it again—he has literally saved lives. He’s not just saved the lives of countless unknown people who did not get sick because of the PPE Chris was able to secure for first responders and medical providers. But he’s saved really sick patients whose families called their congressman because they were desperate for answers, medication, and approvals for treatment in a healthcare system that was overwhelmed. Chris Smith came through for them.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: 2020 congressional elections, CD-4, Chris Smith, Declan O'Scanlon, Stephanie Schmid | 4 Comments »