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Lillian Burry has served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders since 2006. In 2008, she served as Freeholder Director, the first woman in County history to be elected to this position. Under her leadership, the Board made many improvements to the County government, including strict oversight of spending and budget practices. Importantly, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders was the only county government in the State of New Jersey that did not raise taxes in 2008. Lillian Burry served three terms on the Colts Neck Township Committee, where she served as mayor, deputy mayor and committeewoman. In Matawan, Lillian Burry was the first woman elected to the Borough Council. Freeholder Burry serves on the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority. She has secured 400 acres of Open Space and Recreational Facilities and saved the Veterans Hospital. She has been in the forefront of objecting to the privitization of housing on N.W.S. Earle.

Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Freehold 07728
(732) 683-8855

Gary J. Rich Sr. was elected to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in November 2011. He was sworn in to office on Jan. 5, 2012. Freeholder Rich, a resident of Spring Lake, began his career as a schoolteacher working at St. Rose in Belmar, Freehold Borough Middle School and Marlboro Middle School. In 1979 he left teaching and began working for several major corporations in the computer business, becoming President of Atlantic Systems. Throughout the years, Mr. Rich was elected to public office four times. In 1980, he was elected to the council in South Belmar, which today is called Lake Como. After moving to Spring Lake, he was elected to the Borough Council where he served for three terms. Mr. Rich served on the Spring Lake finance committee for several years and helped Spring Lake avoid tax increases and increases in the municipal budget. This effort was accomplished maintaining a superb level of public services while rebuilding an aging infrastructure that had a 100-year-old water and sewer system. Additionally, as a councilman he served on many committees including Public Safety, Traffic Safety, Planning Board, Beach Committee, Board of Health and the Water Sewer Advisory Committee. As a freeholder, Mr. Rich aims to help Monmouth County to become more effective with a focus on controlling taxes and providing efficient and transparent government. Mr. Rich currently works at Dell, Inc. as an Account Executive. He lives in Spring Lake with his wife, Ann, of 33 years. They have three children, Gary Jr., Steven and Devin.

As a fourth generation Monmouth County resident John is a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy and received a BA from Thomas Edison State College in Government. He is a former Red Bank Councilman who served for over five years, until he moved to Middletown. As a Red Bank Councilmember John fought for the people of Red Bank. Some of his largest accomplishments are fought for a change in time of council meetings to increase public participation, advocated zero based budgeting, and spearheaded pay-to-play ordinances for the town. He works for his family business Jim Curley GMC, Buick, and Pontiac, which is located in Lakewood, NJ.

Tom has served as the Mayor of Neptune City since 2004 and previously served on the Borough Council from 1997- 2004. During this time he served as Police Commissioner, Public Works Commissioner and Finance Chairperson, as well as on the Land Use Board, the Planning Board, and on the Boroughís Environmental Commission. Additionally, Arnone served as Director of the Neptune City Office of Emergency Management and was Appropriate Authority for the Police Department. In 2009 Tom was named the Vice President of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, and was elected President for 2010. He has owned and operated a family business since 1983. Freeholder Director Arnone lives in Neptune City with his wife of 25 years and his teenage daughter. Freeholder Thomas A. Arnone was sworn in to a three-year term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 6, 2011. Currently serving his third year in office, he became director of the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 2013 after serving as deputy director in 2012.


Freeholder Serena DiMaso was sworn in to her first elected term on the Board of Chosen Freeholders on Jan. 3, 2013 and named deputy director. She was appointed to the board in 2012 to fill the seat vacated by Freeholder Robert Clifton, who became a State Assemblyman to the 12th legislative district in January 2012. Prior to becoming a Freeholder, Serena DiMaso served on the Holmdel Township committee since 2002, serving as mayor from 2006 to 2010 and a deputy mayor in 2011. While on the township governing body, she chaired the Public Safety and Administration committee, co-chaired the Public Works committee and was a member of the township Planning Board. Serena DiMaso holds a Juris Doctorate degree from St. Johnís University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. She is also a graduate of St. Johnís University, College of Business Administration with a B.S. in management with minor concentrations in economics and marketing. She is also a 2004 graduate of the Christine Todd Whitman Excellence in Public Service Series. Freeholder DiMaso is married to Dr. Gerald DiMaso and they have four children.

Shaun Golden, an experienced law enforcement and public administration enforcement leader, is the Monmouth County Sheriff. Before becoming Sheriff he was a law enforcement officer for 18 years, serving as a police officer with the Colts Neck Police Department, and then with the Toms River Police Department. Sheriff Golden worked as a certified paramedic for MONOC, serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and was a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He holds a Masters Degree in Administration from Seton Hall University and is a NJ Certified Public Manager and an adjunct professor at Monmouth University with the Department of Political Science and Public Policy. Sheriff Golden lives in Farmingdale with his wife of 15 years, Catherine, and their two children.

50 East Main Street, Freehold 07728
(732) 431-7139

Since 1997, M. Claire French has served as the Monmouth County Clerk. She was the Vice Chairman of the State Local Finance Board from 1996 to 2002, and presided over the Monmouth County Improvement Authority from 1986 to 1996. She served as both Mayor and as Committee member in Wall Township from 1979 to 1986. She is a former member of the Meridian Hospital System and currently serves as Chair of Meridian Hospital System's Government and Community Relations Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of InfoAge Learning Center and of Central Jersey Blood Bank. She is active in many of the Chambers of Commerce located in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. County Clerk French served on both the Wall Township and Monmouth County Planning Boards and was President of her State Association of Constitutional Officials. She was a charter member of the Wall Township Foundation for Educational Excellence and was a former Regional Director for Bank of New York.

Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Freehold 07728
(732) 741-7324

Rosemarie D. Peters, Esq. is responsible for the administration of the services offered by the Surrogates Court. In addition, she serves as Clerk to Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part, and Clerk to Family Part for adoptions. Surrogate Peters is a member of the NJ Supreme Court's Judiciary-Surrogate Liaison Committee and a member of the executive board of the Constitutional Officers Association of NJ. She is a graduate of the Rutgers School of Law-Newark. Surrogate Peters was a member of the Middletown Township Committee for 18 years, four of them as Mayor and three as Deputy Mayor. She is also a former member of the Middletown Township Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. She initiated and chaired the townshipís Open Space Preservation Committee and is the founder, past president, and a current trustee of the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council. She is a past member of the Executive Board and Legislative Review Committee of the NJ State League of Municipalities.

Hall of Records, 1 East Main Street, Freehold 07728
(732) 431-7330

Apr 25: Wall Republican Gala
Apr 29: Assemblyman Ron Dancerís Annual Spring Event
Apr 29: Monmouth County Federation of Republican Women Membership Meeting
Apr 30: Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini Golf Outing


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