BoE Member Danielle Walsh said to be hedging in her Township Committee race
NJEA funding Dem related BoE slate through Giaimo’s Assembly account
When Democrat attorney Tom Giaimo lost to Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso last year for State Assembly, he did not close his campaign account. Rather, he kept raising money, most of it from the NJEA’s political action committee and politically connected lawyers like himself. He used the cash to repay a loan to himself and to fund his Middletown Board of Education slate of Giaimo Fox and Wright. Giaimo’s Assembly account and the joint Middletown Board of Education account have the same Democrat treasurer.
Vincent Solomeno fought off his ouster as president of the Bayshore Democratic Club, at least temporarily. An election has been scheduled for August 8.
Solomeno said, “The rumors of my death were greatly exaggerated.”
Solomeno to be ousted as president of Bayshore Democratic Club
The Bayshore Democratic Club will change its leadership tonight when Vincent Solomeno of Hazlet is replaced mid-term as president. Solomeno is not resigning, he’s being dumped.
Michael DiCicco, a former Pt. Pleasant Beach counciman and municipal chair who moved to Middletown within the last couple of years will be the new president of the club, according to Democratic insiders who asked not to be named.
The shakeup is being lead by outgoing Middletown Democratic Chairman Joe Caliendo.
Solomeno was a supporter of Marlboro Councilman Frank LaRocca’s unsuccessful campaign for Monmouth County Chairman. That campaign waged primary challenges against the municipal chairs of Holmdel, Hazlet, and Keansburg, as well as challenges to incumbent committee members in Middletown, all of which failed.
Solomeno is closely aligned to the Democratic candidates for county office; Kevin Lavan and Bill Shea running for Freeholder and Michael Steinhorn running for County Clerk. Former Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vic Scudiery called for Lavan, Shea and Steinhorn to resign their candidacies last week.