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O’Scanlon, DiMaso and Scharfenberger demand Murphy allow graduation ceremonies in June, Stop micromanaging

Joy that Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey high schools could hold graduation ceremonies turned to anger for many high school students, their families and the elected officials who represent them this week, when they realized how impractical, cumbersome and expensive Murphy’s rules would make the ceremonies. Murphy effectively announced that graduations could take place and then issued guidelines that prevent them from happening.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon, DiMaso and Scharfenberger demand Murphy allow graduation ceremonies in June, Stop micromanaging

Scharfenberger’s legislation would ease property taxes

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, PhD has introduced his first bill.

A3284 would mandate that the Energy Receipts Tax, the fees that public utilities pay in lieu of property taxes, be paid directly to the municipalities they are intended for, rather than diverted into the State’s General Fund.

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Posted: March 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Scharfenberger: New Jersey needs to learn from history — not tear it down

Statue of Gen. Philip Kearny in U.S. Captitol Hall National Statutory Hall. photo via Architect of the Capitol.

Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-13) is not happy that Democrats in the New Jersey Senate passed legislation this week that could lead to replacing the statute of General Philip Kearny in the U.S. Capitol with a marble or bronze likeness of Alice Paul, a 20th century leader of the women’s suffrage movement which led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Kearny’s monument has been in the Capitol since 1888.  Each state has two statues.  The other New Jersey statute is of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the namesake of Stockton University. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Leinsdorf calls for sidewalks on Route 36

Atlantic Highlands activist Joshua Leinsdorf says that Route 36 in Atlantic Highlands, Highlands and Middletown has a higher per capita pedestrian death rate tham Newark and he wants our elected officials to come together to solve the problem rather than blaming other agencies has they have for years.

Leinsdorf posted the following video and narrative on Art Gallagher’s personal facebook page:

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Posted: January 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso are the GOP candidates for Assembly in LD13

The New Jersey Education Association has endorsed Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, R-Holmdel for reelection to the General Assembly representing the 13th legislative district.

The teachers union issued a * endorsement for the second Assembly seat in the district, encouraging teachers to vote for either Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger, R-Middletown or Barbara Singer, a Democrat and attorney who lives in Holmdel, to replace Amy Handlin the lower chamber. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 29th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on NJEA endorses DiMaso in LD13

Monmouth Dems and Republicans Endorse Their County and Assembly Candidates

GOP Freeholder candidates Nick DiRocco and Tom Arnone and Sheriff Shaun Golden are running to defend Monmouth’s great quality of life

The Monmouth County Democrats held a mini-convention on Saturday in Long Branch to endorse their candidates for Assembly in districts 11,12,13 and 30 for the June 4 primary.  The also endorsed primary candidates for Monmouth County Sheriff and and two Freeholder seats.

The Monmouth GOP held their annual nominating convention last Saturday, March 9 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold, where over 400 enthusiastic Republican County Committee members came out to endorse their County and Assembly candidates by acclamation. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 17th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Welle not likely to run for local or state office

Josh Welle using free Wifi at Panera Bread in Ocean Township last month

In a podcast published last week, former congressional candidate Josh Welle said that if he runs for election again it will likely be for a national office and that it would likely be in 4-6 years.

Last December after he became the 20th Democrat to lose to Congressman Chris Smith, Welle told NJGlobe that he was considering a run for State Assembly  in the 13th district to replace retiring Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.

Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger received the GOP endorsement for Handlin’s seat at a convention in Freehold yesterday.  Democrats are set to endorse their candidates next Saturday.  Welle’s name is not in the mix for Assembly, according to a Democrat who doesn’t want to be known for talking to MMM. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Scharfenberger to run for Assembly

Gerry Scharfenberger

MMM has learned that Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger will seek the Republican nomination for State Assembly in the 13th legislative district for the seat currently held by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.  Handlin announced last fall that she will not seek reelection.

Scharfenberger is expected to join Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso on the top the the ballot in LD 13 in the June 4 primary and the November 5 general election.  DiMaso filed her petition for the nomination last week.

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Posted: February 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 10 Comments »

Scharfenberger in no rush to decide which office he will seek next year

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger takes the Oath of Office on Feb 3.

Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger will be running for office again in 2019.  He will either seek his own full term on the Freeholder Board, having been elected to complete Assemblywoman Serena Dimaso’s term last month, or he will seek the Assembly seat being vacated by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-Middletown).

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Posted: December 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scharfenberger in no rush to decide which office he will seek next year

O’Scanlon: Kiley and Scharfenberger are the right choice for Freeholder  

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

As we prepare to go to the polls next Tuesday, I encourage Monmouth County residents to cast your votes for Freeholder for my friends Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger.

Sue Kiley and Gerry Scharfenberger have each demonstrated their abilities to deliver extraordinary government services while saving the taxpayers money.  Throughout their lives, they have conducted themselves with dignity and integrity.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Kiley and Scharfenberger are the right choice for Freeholder