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Monmouth County Reorganizes

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon, left, with County Commissioners Ross Licitra and Lillian Burry at the County’s Reorganization meeting on January 7

As we witnessed our federal government in crisis last week with the unthinkable riot on the Capitol incited by the President, government continued to work well here on the local level here, where we live.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon was sworn in for her second five year term in office on Thursday during a socially distanced county reorganization meeting at Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College. Ross Licitra was sworn in for his first term as County Commissioner and Lillian Burry took the Oath of Office as a County Commissioner for the first time after serving five terms as a Freeholder–the same office with a new name.

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Republican gains continue in Monmouth returns

Ross Licitra, Lillian Burry and Christine Giordano Hanlon

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.

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Republican Freeholder candidates are pulling ahead in Monmouth County

UPDATE 4:40 p.m. : Afternoon results show substantially widening Republican lead

Republican Freeholder candidates Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra gained over 10,000 votes each in the Thursday afternoon update from the Monmouth County Board of Elections.

Democrats Michael Penna and Moira Nelson gained only 7,000-8,000.

The County race is trending Republican.

Republicans Lillian Burry and Ross Licitra are leading the ballot count in the Monmouth County Freeholder race following an upload of about 11,000 ballots on Thursday morning.

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Monmouth PBA endorses Licitria for Freeholder

Ross Licitra

The Monmouth County Conference of PBA Delegates, representing 39 Law Enforcement agencies with over 2,000 Law Enforcement Officers in the County, has endorsed Ross Licitra for Monmouth County Freeholder.

Licitra is the Executive Director and Chief Humane Officer of the Monmouth SPCA, a position he took after a long career as a law enforcement officer.

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8 shivering dogs rescued in Neptune City after being found outside in cages and covered in feces

Eight sick and injured dogs living in cages in frigid conditions outside a Neptune City apartment complex were rescued over the weekend, officials said.

Neptune City police were called to the Brighton Arms apartments on West Sylvania Avenue early Saturday after someone called 911 to report excessive barking, according to the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

When police arrived they found the dogs and puppies crammed in small crates covered only by a plastic tarp on a porch, authorities said. All were trembling from the cold – covered in urine and feces with no fo… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Gary Rich Skips Monmouth County GOP Screening

UPDATE: Gary Rich announced that he is no longer a candidate for U.S. Senate

Former Freeholder Gary Rich

Former Monmouth County Freeholder did not interview with the Monmouth County Republican Screening Committee as scheduled this weekend.  His name will not appear on the ballot for the nomination for U.S. Senate at the Monmouth GOP nominating convention on Saturday, February 8, according to Chairman Shaun Golden.

Golden told MMM that Rich initially confirmed his attendance at the Saturday morning interview and that an email from his campaign on Friday cancelled his appearance.

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Posted: February 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Politics, Monmouth GOP, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gary Rich Skips Monmouth County GOP Screening

Burry files for reelection for her 6th term on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders

Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry

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: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Licitra is running for Monmouth County Freeholder

Ross Licitra can’t get elected dogcatcher, because NJ does not elect dogcatchers, but he is likely to be elected Monmouth County Freeholder in November.

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.

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Posted: January 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »