With their Democrat opposition no longer mounting a campaign, Middletown Township Committee members Kevin Settembrino and Rick Hibel have refocused their reelection campaign to enthusiastically support the men and women of the Township’s Police Department. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 2nd, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, Jean Sager, Kevin Settembrino, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Rick Hibell, Sean Byrnes | 1 Comment »
Jeana Sager is defiantly continuing her campaign for Middletown Township Committee.
The Chairmen of the Monmouth County and Middletown Democrat organizations have condemned the anti-police comments of Middletown Township Committee candidate Jeana Sager reported by MMM yesterday.
The Democrats credited NewJerseyGlobe with our scoop in their statements released on facebook and twitter. The Globe credited MMM in their coverage and via twitter.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, News | Tags: Dave Brown, David Brown, Jeana Sager, Michael DiCicco, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Middletown Dems, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | 8 Comments »
Sean Byrnes suspended his campaign for Middletown Township Committee less than twelve hours after MMM published video of his running mate, Jeana Sager, calling cops criminals, admitting she would misrepresent herself to get elected, calling for the elimination of drug treatment centers, the expansion of syringe access centers and equating heroin with caffeine.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: 2019 elections, Jeana Sager, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | Comments Off on Byrnes suspends his Democrat campaign for Middletown Township Committee
Jeana Sager wants to end drug treatment, expand syringe access and lock up police officers
One of the Democrat candidates for Middletown Township Committee thinks cops are criminals who should not be involved in combating the opioid crisis. Their other candidate is Sean Byrnes.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: 2019 elections, Jeana Sager, Middletown, Middletown Democrats, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | 1 Comment »
Assemblywoman Amy Handlin’s announcement that she will not seek reelection next year inevitably creates speculation on who will run to replace her. While party leaders on both sides of the aisle would rather their troops stay focused on the election coming up next month, the jockeying has started given how infrequently a vacancy occurs in the 13th district.
Democrats, who normally lose badly in the district will likely have a contest for the two Assembly nominations next year, given Handlin’s vacancy and Serena DiMaso serving her freshman term. DiMaso put something of a target on her back with the Dems when she made a robocall criticizing LD 11 Assemblymembers Eric Hougtaling and Joann Downey for voting for Governor Murphy’s tax increases. Houghtaling and Downey responded to DiMaso’s robocall with an ethics complaint.
With the Assembly on top of the ballot next year, Dems will likely be motivated and funded, even in LD 13.
Potential Democrat Candidates for LD 13 Assembly in 2019 who are running for other offices this year:Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, Monmouth County News, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature | Tags: 2019 elections, Amber Gesslein, Amy Handlin, Danielle Walsh, John Curley, Josh Welle, Larry Luttrell, LD 13, Lorna Phillipson, Monmouth County News, NJ Legislature, Sean Byrnes, Tom Giaimo, Vincent Solomeno | 2 Comments »
The race between Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Democrat Sean Byrnes, a former one term Middletown Township Committeeman, to succeed Senator Joe Kyillos, has gone to the dogs. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2017 Legislative election, Declan O'Scanlon, LD 13, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | 1 Comment »
Who will govern women?
Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, LD 13, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: 2010 Election, 2017 elections, Byrnes for Freeholer, Governmen, LD 13, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes | 2 Comments »
Monmouth County Democrats, led by former freeholder candidate Sue Fulton, Middletown committeewoman candidate Tricia Maguire, Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich and Councilwoman Kathy Horgan took the the streets of Red Bank on Saturday to protest Ocean Township Deputy Mayor Rob Acerra’s alleged use of a hot mess chicken emoji on the campaign facebook page of LD 11 Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey.
Acerra is one of the Republicans running against Houghtaling and Downey, along with Red Bank Councilman Michael Whelan. The protest took place outside Senator Jennifer Beck’s legislative office on Monmouth Street.
Houghtaling and Downey, who would rather their reelection campaign be about facebook emojis than their records in the Assembly as special interest puppets, both shared photos of the protesters holding handmade signs and rubber chickens on their personal facebook pages.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 13th legislative district, Brian Wilton, District 4 Coalition for Change, Ed Zipprich, Eric Houghtaling, Hot mess chicken emoji, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, Kathy Horgan, Margie Donlon, Mariel DiDato, Monmouth County News, Rob Acerra, Sean Byrnes, Sue Fulton, Tricia Maguire, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »
The Democrat candidate for Senate in LD 13, one of his Assembly running mates, the Monmouth Dem Freeholders candidates, and a Democrat candidate for Middletown Township Committee were the honored guests of a group that depicts police officers as nazis and Mother Theresa as a sadistic religious fanatic. The group, District 4 Coalition for Change, has also posted a nude photo of First Lady Melania Trump on its facebook page.
Sean Byrnes, the former Middletown Township Committeeman running for Senate in LD 13, Mariel DiDato, the 25 year old Hazlet resident running for Assembly in LD 13, Lake Como Mayor Brian Wilton and his freeholder running mate Dr. Margie Donlon, and Tricia Maguire, a candidate for Middletown Township Committee were all invited to speak at the event which was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Lincroft. The 80 people attending were asked to donate to the candidates’ campaigns.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats | Tags: 2017 elections, Assemblyman Rob Clifton, Assemblyman Ron Dancer, Brian Wilton, Declan O'Scanlon, District 4 Coalition for Change, Margie Donlon, Mariel DiDato, Monmouth County News, Sean Byrnes, Senator Sam Thompson, Tricia Maguire | 20 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Over the Memorial Day weekend I noticed that Sean Byrnes, the establishment candidate for State Senate in the 13th District Democratic Primary, has put up lawn signs to get people to vote for him on Tuesday, June 6. Byrnes is being challenged for the nomination to compete with Republican Declan O’Scanlon in November by Joshua Leinsdorf of Atlantic Highlands. The winner of the LD 13 Senate election will replace Senator Joe Kyrillos in the Senate.
Given that Byrnes is taking the primary challenge from Leinsdorf seriously, I thought I should too. I invited Mr. Leinsdorf to sit with me for an interview. He surprised me. I thought Leinsdorf was an attention seeking gadfly perennial candidate. I found him to be a sincere, smart and thoughtful man who has common sense ideas on how to solve New Jersey’s many fiscal problems. Win or lose, he wants to influence public policy. He claims that even his losing campaigns have made a difference.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Declan O'Scanlon, endorsement, Joshua Leinsdorf, LD 13 Democratic Primary, LD 13 primary, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Sean Byrnes | 1 Comment »