Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso announced this morning that she is seeking a third term representing the 13th Legislative District in the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature.
DiMaso touts a record of accomplishment, leadership and fiscal conservatism in her announcement. “Her record is witness to a public servant who takes action to serve the people of the district,” her campaign’s announcement declared.”
Holmdel Republican Chairwoman Marcy McMullen announced today that two term Township Committeeman Dr. Rocco Pascucci had withdrawn his candidacy for Township Committee. McMullen said that Pascucci would be replaced on the ballot by Greg Buontempo, Vice-Chairman of the Township Planning Board .
“Rocco has been a passionate advocate for fiscal responsibility and preserving the character of Holmdel,” said McMullen. “I’m sure I join many others in thanking him for his service to the Township and wishing him Godspeed in his future endeavors.”
McMullen said that in his withdrawal letter, Pascucci said his office spend the next year transitioning to an electronic record keeping system required by recent federal healthcare reforms which would take up much of his time and not allow him to serve the Township in the manner he would like.
“If you know Rocco, you know he doesn’t do anything halfway,” said McMullen.
McMullen called Buontempo an impressive candidate. “Greg is a smart, successful guy and a real go-getter. He shares the Holmdel Republican commitment to keeping the budget under control and preserving the character of Holmdel. When there’s work to be done, he’s the kind of guy who rolls up his sleeves and jumps in. I think when voters get to know him they’re going to be impressed.”
Buontempo, 46, is Branch Sales Director, National Accounts for Sprint Corp. He has a BS in Marketing from Seton Hall University and an MBA from Rider University. He has coached multiple boys and girls sports teams in the HYAA and is currently coach of the Central Jersey Hornets, a national girls softball travel team. He is married with two sons and a daughter.