Did State Senate Candidate Lie On His Resume?

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By Art Gallagher

Art Haney, the State Senate candidate in the 12th legislative district aligned with Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s gubernatorial campaign, indicates that he is a Middlesex County Freeholder in his campaign literature.

Haney was a Freeholder in the 1990’s.

Campaign workers distributed Haney’s cards, along with Ciattarelli propaganda, to Republican voters’ homes in Matawan on Saturday.

The 12th district includes Allentown, Englishtown, Manalapan, Matawan, Millstone, Roosevelt and Upper Freehold in Monmouth County; Old Bridge in Middlesex County; Jackson and Plumsted in Ocean County and the Burlington County towns of Chesterfield, New Hanover, North Hanover, and Wrightstown.

Reached on the phone and asked to explain his bio on the campaign literature, Haney refused to say if he proofed or approved the card before it was printed.  He did say, “Yes. I was a Middlesex County Freeholder. You know that. What is the issue?”

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Posted: May 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Old Bridge | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Old Bridge Republicans Release Their “Framework for Change-Putting Old Bridge Back on the Right Track”

GOP lays out a comprehensive plan for economic revival and long-term growth

Old Bridge, NJ: Recognizing that the residents of Old Bridge are tired of the Democrats one-shot revenue raising schemes, Township land-sales and raiding OBMUA surpluses to plug self-inflicted budget gaps, the 2011 Republican team of Owen Henry, Brian Cahill, Eleanor “Debbie” Walker and Dr. Jim Anderson have assembled the following comprehensive 6-point plan to revitalize Old Bridge’s stagnant economy and restore integrity to the Township Council. Members of the public and press can find and download a copy of this plan at http://www.oldbridgerepublicans.com/framework-for-change/.  
A Framework for Change – Putting Old Bridge Back on the Right Track
Old Bridge is Open for Business 
  • Demonstrate to the Business community that Old Bridge is a Business Friendly town
  • Create sustainable additional Revenue – Create jobs
  • Partner with State of New Jersey’s Economic Development Team
Complete Review of all Vendor Contract
  • Review and re-bidding of all contracts to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
  • Additional review process to ensure fairness and least-cost
  • Township Administrative Efficiency
  • Complete review of Township Departments to eliminate redundancy and improve costs
  • Top to bottom analysis of Expenses
  • Complete Review of HR Policies and procedures
Fiscal Responsibility
  • Produce structurally balanced budgets
  • No more one shot Revenue Schemes
  • No more land sales to balance budgets
  • No more raiding the OBMUA’s reserve
Due Diligence
  • Immediately Repeal the newly enacted Lifetime Healthcare ordinance
  • Ensure Township employees have the tools they need to meet the needs of the Residents
  • Explore and invest in technology
  • Energy Audit to improve costs
  • Shared Service agreements with neighboring towns
Resident/Employee Outreach
  • Quarterly Resident Forums
  • Improved communication via Website, Social Media & in Emergencies
  • Mayor will be completely accessible to residents
  • Town Hall & employee forums with the Mayor
  • Open government – Restructure of Town Council meetings – Two Meetings per month

Posted: October 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Press Release | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Old Bridge Democrats Embrace Owen Henry’s Vision for Old Bridge

By Old Bridge Republicans

An article in yesterday’s Suburban touts Republican Mayoral Candidate Owen Henry’s success in bringing a true economic revitalization plan to Old Bridge after eight years of Democrat malfeasance:

Planning Board member Owen Henry said the new changes to the R-120 zone, allowing for one house per acre and the clustering of homes, will make development cheaper and create more open space.

For example, a property owner with 100 acres, under the old requirements of the R- 120 zone, could build 33 homes spread out over the entire property. Now, the township would allow 30 homes to be built on 30 acres, with the rest remaining open space. Because only one corner of the 100 acres is being used, Henry said, this makes developing the property much cheaper and gives the township free open space.

“It’s an oxymoron — with development will come new open space,” Henry said. “Hopefully, we will expand that to other areas.”

Republican Mayoral Candidate Owen Henry, a former Business Leader of the Year, worked tirelessly on and with the Planning Board for two years, against significant resistance from the Democrat Council Members and Mayor Patrick Gillespie, to bring a real plan for economic revitalization and jobs to Old Bridge.

While it is encouraging to see the Democrats and Mayor Gillespie fully endorse the Republican plan for economic growth in Old Bridge, (albeit in an election year), we shouldn’t forget that the need for such a plan is of their own doing. Eight years of economic malfeasance by Mayor Gillespie and the Council Democrats has led Old Bridge to the situation in which it finds itself.

On November 9th, put Owen Henry, Brian Cahill, Debbie Walker and Jim Anderson on the Old Bridge Council so we can continue on the right track to jobs and prosperity in Old Bridge.

Posted: July 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Old Bridge | Tags: , | 4 Comments »