State Senator Vin Gopal of the 11th Legislative District renamed his public figure facebook page to Re-elect Senator Vin Gopal this morning and announced a virtual campaign kickoff event for January 21 over the weekend.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 7th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2021 Legislative Elections, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »
By Tommy DeSeno
Former Governor Jim McGreevey once held the heavyweight championship belt for passing the silliest New Jersey law in history.
McGreevey once signed a law so silly you’ll laugh while reading it: His law said no gun can be sold in New Jersey unless the gun itself can recognize its owner and refuse to fire unless the owner is holding it. The law also said it wouldn’t take effect until someone invented a jealous gun possessing a sentient, conscious personality that could do that.
So, your New Jersey legislature and governor wasted your time and your money to pass a law no one can use. Silly. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 27th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Garden State Equality, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Garden State Equality, Gay Panic Defense, Governor Phil Murphy, Joann Downey, New Jersey, Opinion, Senator Vin Gopal, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 6 Comments »
The Colts Neck Township Committee elected Frank Rizzuto mayor on Saturday during their annual reorganization. Sheriff Shaun Golden issued the Oath of Office.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, Colts Neck, Eric Houghtaling, Frank Rizzuto, Joann Downey, Long Branch, Monmouth County News, Shaun Golden, Vin Gopal | Comments Off on Frank Rizzuto is Colts Neck Mayor
The New Jersey Senate and Assembly on Monday passed a bill that would allow illegal aliens qualify for drivers licenses. Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill.
Of the legislators representing parts on Monmouth County, only Senator Vin Gopal and Assemblywoman Joann Downey voted in favor of the bill.
Here’s a tally of the Monmouth delegations’ votes on A4743:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Drivers License for illegal aliens, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
Asemblywoman Joann Downey, the Chairwoman of the Human Services Committee, has buried a bill in her committee that would require psychiatric health care facilities to provide 24 hour per day monitoring of children under their supervision, according to a report on NJHerald.
The bill is being championed by a Hunterdon County mother whose 7 year old foster son was sexually abused by another patient while under the care of Newark Beth Israel’s psychiatric facility in 2015. It has been buried in Downey’s pile for 18 months.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, A3958, Joann Downey, LD 11, Matt Woolley, Mike Amoroso, Monmouth County News, NJ Assembly | 5 Comments »
Monmouth County Democrats, LD 11 Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey in particular, must think Moira Nelson, the Democrat freeholder candidate who views law enforcement officers as trigger happy racist slave masters, represents the character and value of Monmouth County voters.
In case you missed it, we alerted the Dems that they had a second radical cop hating, drug loving candidate in Nelson on their ticket last week.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, David Brown, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Jeana Sager, Joann Downey, LD 11, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 15 Comments »
The dirty filthy Democrat PAC that is protecting its investment in LD 11 Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey woke Michael Amoroso out of his summer slumber.
The Freehold Board of Education President who is one of the GOP candidates challenging the General Majority PAC’s obedient legislators is fighting mad about the deceptive mailer the Dems sent out last week accusing Amoroso of raising taxes 22% this year.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2019 elections, Eric Houghtaling, General Majority PAC, Joann Downey, LD 11, Michael Amoroso, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Amoroso Fights Back Against Dirty Filthy Democrats
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 11th Legislative District, 13th Legislative District, 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Allison Tucker Friedman, Barbara Singer, Caroline Casagrande, David Lande, Eric Houghtaling, Gerry Scharfenberger, Joann Downey, Kevin Tuohy, Malini Guha, Mary Pat Angelini, Matt Woolley, Michael Penna, Mike Amoroso, Moira Nelson, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Nick DiRocco, Rob Clifton, Ron Dancer, Serena DiMaso, Shaun Golden, Steven Farkas, Tom Arnone, Yasin Celik | 1 Comment »
Senator Vin Gopal voted with his Trenton Democrat cronies last week in voting in favor of legislation that would keep candidates for President and Vice President off the ballot in New Jersey unless they disclose five years of tax returns . Gopal also voted against an amendment to the bill that would have it apply to himself and his fellow legislators and the governor.
Assembly Members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling voted in favor of identical legislation—and against the amendment to have the bill apply to themselves—in 2017.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, NJ Democrats | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Chris Christie, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Vin Gopal | 5 Comments »
The phones were ringing off the hook at Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey’s Ocean Township office after Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso’s July 5th robocall informing 11th legislative district voters of Houghtaling and Downey’s support for Governor Murphy’s massive tax increases and his cuts to school funding for local school districts.
DiMaso’s July 5 robocall:
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 13th legislative district, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Robo Calls, Serena DiMaso | 5 Comments »