Colts Neck, NJ – Monmouth County Republican Chairman, Sheriff Shaun Golden and his leadership team of Director Tom Arnone, County Clerk Christine Hanlon and G.O.P. Vice Chairs Tony Fiore, John Cantalupo, Manalapan Committeewoman Susan Cohen, and Robert Nicastro as well as Republican State Committee members Peter Carton and Mary Pat Angelini, today announced their endorsement of Jack Ciattarelli for the GOP nomination for New Jersey Governor.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 15th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, 2021 gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, John Cantalupo, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth GOP, Rob Nicastro, Shaun Golden, Susan Coehn, Tom Arnone | 3 Comments »
Municipal reorganizations are a big deal for New Jersey elected officials, especially during a gubernatorial election year. Newly elected and reelected mayors, council and committee members, and fire chiefs are celebrated and their families are thanked by their communities for their sacrifice. The new officials make optimistic speeches about the future of the communities and big shots from state and county government show up to issue the Oaths of Office and pose for pictures.
In 2009 former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie, not yet a declared candidate for Governor, was all over New Jersey swearing in mayors and council members on January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. His first stop was Middletown where he issued the Oath of Office to newly elected Committeeman Tony Fiore as Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger looked on.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: 2021 Governors Race, Chris Christie, Doug Steinhardt, Jack Ciattarelli, Kim Guadagno, Monmouth GOP, NJ GOP, Ocean GOP, Tony Fiore | Comments Off on Cittarelli winning the Reorgs
Monmouth County Republicans have recovered from the shock of seeing Democrats leading the ballot counts on Election Day and are getting ready to celebrate.
With 296,966 ballots reported at 5:05 on Friday afternoon, Republican County candidates are showing the dominant leads that the GOP has enjoyed in Monmouth for many years.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 6th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2020 election, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Congressman Chris Smith, Lillian Burry, Monmouth GOP, Ross Licitra | Comments Off on Republican gains continue in Monmouth returns
Shaun Golden, the Monmouth County Sheriff, was reelected Chairman of the Monmouth GOP on Tuesday evening during a convention of the County Committee conducted via Zoom. He was unopposed for his fourth two year term as Chairman.
Golden had harsh words for NJ Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt during his remarks to the County Committee.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 5th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: Doug Steinhardt, Monmouth GOP, NJGOP, Shaun Golden | 2 Comments »
Dr. Rikin Mehta was endorsed by the Monmouth County Republican Committee for the GOP nomination to unseat Senator Cory Booker this morning at the committee’s annual nominating convention at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.
Mehta bested Natalie Rivera and Hirsh Singh, earning 56% (128) of the 230 votes cast. Rivera won the support of 32% (74) of the delegates and Singh 12% (28). 12 delegates present did not cast a vote in the U.S. Senate contest, according to parliamentarian John Lane.
The pharmaceutical entrepreneur/regulator and attorney is undefeated in County GOP contests after also winning Burlington County’s endorsement this morning. He has previously won the endorsements to the Union, Somerset, Hunterdon and Camden GOP organizations.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Cory Booker, Dr Rikin Mehta, Hirsh Singh, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Natalie Rivera, New Jersey, Rik Mehta, Rik Mehta for U.S. Senate | 4 Comments »
Always an exciting event, there was an additional energy this year as a rumor spread throughout political circles that Golden would announce his intention to run for governor in 2021.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP | Tags: A Starry Night, Golden Era, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, NJ GOP, Shaun Golden | 3 Comments »
Arnone and Kiley endorse her reelection
Christine Giordano Hanlon announced that she is seeking a second term as Monmouth County Clerk and that she will seek the Republican nomination at the Monmouth GOP convention on Feburary 8 at iPlayAmerica in Freehold.
“I am excited to announce my intention to run for re-election as Monmouth County Clerk. It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve the residents of Monmouth County for the past five years in this capacity and I look forward to the next five year term with many more ideas and the enthusiasm to continue to build upon the successes we have had.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Christine Hanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2020 elections, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Sue Kiley, Tom Arnone | Comments Off on Hanlon will seek second term as Monmouth County Clerk
Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian G. Burry has submitted the required petitions to seek the Monmouth County Republican Committee’s endorsement for her 6th term on the Board.
First elected in the wake of U.S. Attorney Chris Christie’s Operation Bid Rig II in 2005, Burry has been a leader in the transformation of Monmouth County government and the Monmouth GOP from a corrupt swamp to a beacon of good government. In 2005 , the Asbury Park Press had an ongoing investigative series, Club Monmouth, into the wasteful patronage of Monmouth County government. This year, the APP editorial board said, “It isn’t easy finding major weaknesses in the way the county has been run in recent years. Spending has been kept in check and the county has maintained a triple-A bond rating. It takes shared services between towns seriously and it has made concerted efforts to improve the climate for small businesses. The county also has one of the finest park systems in the state.” Lillian Burry has been a huge contributor to the reforms which warranted those accolades from a critical source. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 24th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Freeholder Lillian Burry, Lillian G. Burry, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Ross Licitra | 3 Comments »
The Executive Director and Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer of the Monmouth SPCA, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Freeholder this afternoon via press release.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2020 elections, Monmouth County Freeholders, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County SPCA, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth SPCA, Ross Licitra | 1 Comment »
COLTS NECK, NJ – With huge wins at the County level and 3 legislative districts, the Monmouth County Republican Committee had a decisively strong election night! At the top of the County ticket, Sheriff Shaun Golden won by over a 20 point margin. The GOP County freeholder candidates Tom Arnone and Nick DiRocco dominated as well.
On the local level, the GOP took control in Neptune City, Eatontown, and Atlantic Highlands, and flipped Mayoral seats to GOP in Sea Bright and Spring Lake Heights. The Republicans beat back challenges in Belmar, Hazlet and Shrewsbury Borough, and crushed the anti-law enforcement Democrats in Middletown, the largest municipality in the County, with a 2 to 1 margin. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 7th, 2019 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Press Release | Tags: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth Republicans, Press Release, Shaun Golden | 23 Comments »