Chris Christie was elected to serve as Governor of New Jersey on November 3, 2009. He has a deep affection and strong commitment to New Jersey. Born in Newark and raised in Livingston, Governor Christie has lived in New Jersey his entire life. Governor Christie was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey in 2002. As the chief federal law enforcement officer in New Jersey, Christie earned praise from leaders in both parties and drew national attention for his efforts in battling political corruption, corporate crime, human trafficking, gangs, terrorism and polluters. Christie led a widely acclaimed charge against public corruption. Regardless of party affiliation or political influence, when laws were broken, Christie took action. His office racked up an astonishing record - winning convictions or guilty pleas from over 130 public officials - both Republican and Democrat - without losing a single case. http://www.christiefornj.com
KIM GUADAGNOLT GOVERNOR
On November 3, 2009, the people of New Jersey elected Kim Guadagno as the first Lieutenant Governor in the state's history.
Lt. Governor Guadagno began her public career as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney's office in Newark. For her achievements, she was awarded the United States Department of Justice's highest honor on two separate occasions
After leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office, Kim served as a Deputy Attorney General. She served on the Monmouth Beach planning board for sixteen years and later as Commissioner in Monmouth Beach from 2005 - 2007.
In 2007, Kim became the 75th Sheriff of Monmouth County, and the county's first woman sheriff. Kim also taught at Rutgers Law School-Newark from 2001 through her election as Lieutenant Governor in 2009.
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
TOM ARNONEFREEHOLDER DIRECTOR
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 Borough’s 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.
SERENA DIMASOFREEHOLDER DEPUTY DIRECTOR
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. John’s University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar. She is also a graduate of St. John’s 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.
JENNIFER BECKSENATOR, D-11
Senator Jennifer Beck started her career as Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Joe Azzolina, before leaving for the private sector, where she ran the Trenton office of MWW, New Jersey's largest public affairs firm. Before beginning her term in the Senate in 2008, Jennifer served one term as an Assemblywoman from 2006 to 2007. She also served two terms on the Red Bank Borough council, getting elected and re-elected in a town in which registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a significant margin. She was the only elected Republican on the council during her tenure. Senator Beck now serves on the Budget and Appropriations Committee and Environment and Energy Committee in the New Jersey Senate. She is President of JAB Marketing, a media relations and marketing firm. She is also a trustee with the Monmouth Conservation Foundation, a member of the Red Bank Womans Club and formerly was a rape crisis counselor at what is now 180/Turning Lives Around.
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32 Monmouth Street, 3rd Floor, Red Bank 07701
MARY PAT ANGELINIASSEMBLYWOMAN, D-11
Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, of Ocean Township, took office in January, 2008 to represent the 11th Legislative District. Currently she serves as ranking member on the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee and sits on the Assembly Human Services Committee. She serves in senior leadership of her caucus as Deputy Conference Leader.
Since 1992, Assemblywoman Angelini has been the executive director of Prevention First whose mission is to keep youth and families healthy, safe and drug-free. The non-profit has been the recipient of many awards under her leadership.
During her tenure in the NJ General Assembly, Mary Pat has sponsored legislation to improve the lives of residents in Monmouth County and New Jersey. She was the prime sponsor of the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” and the “Lifeline” legislation. In addition, she has fought for strict ethics reform and stronger regulations for child care centers.
Mary Pat earned a Bachelor of Social Welfare from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist. Assemblywoman Angelini and her husband, Robert reside in Ocean Township. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.
1398 Highway 35, Suite 2, Ocean, NJ 07712
CAROLINE CASAGRANDEASSEMBLYWOMAN, D-11
Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande is the youngest member of New Jersey’s 213th Legislature, and the youngest Assemblywoman ever elected in New Jersey. She began serving as a legislator on January 8, 2008. She presently serves on the Assembly Judiciary and State Government committees. Her political career began during her college years, when Assemblywoman Casagrande was elected Student Body President of Penn State. Soon after, she launched her legal career between semesters of law school, clerking at the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Law. After her graduation from law school, Assemblywoman Casagrande clerked for the Honorable Robert O’Hagan of the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division in Freehold. Assemblywoman Casagrande served as a partner in the firm of Menna, Supko and Casagrande in Shrewsbury and as municipal attorney to Manalapan Township and special counsel to Fair Haven.
35 West Main Street, Freehold 07728
SAMUEL THOMPSONSENATOR, D-12
Senator Samuel Thompson has served in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 13th legislative district, since 1998. He served as the Assistant Republican Leader from 2004-2005. He presently serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Human Services Committee, and the Joint Committee on Housing Affordability. He has sponsored numerous pieces of legislation during his tenure in the Assembly, including legislation impacting grandparent’s rights such as the Grandparents’ Court Liason Program and the Grandparents’ Resource Center Pilot Program. Assemblyman Thompson has served on various boards including the New Jersey Advisory Council on Elder Care since 1998, the Continuing Care Advisory Council from 1998-2002 and on the New Jersey State Council for Adult Literacy Services from 2000-2002. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000.
2501 Highway 516, Suite 101, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
ROBERT CLIFTONASSEMBLYMAN, D-12
Since 2004, Assemblyman Robert Clifton has served on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and is currently the Deputy Director of the Board. Mr. Clifton oversees Finance, Purchasing and Information Technology. He was the Mayor of Matawan Borough from 1996 until 2005. In addition, he has served on the borough’s unified Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Board of Health and the Monmouth County Board of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services. He also has served as chairman of the Bayshore Conference of Mayors. Mr. Clifton has been employed by Comcast Cable Corp. as Director of Government and Community Affairs since 2001. He is a Matawan resident and lives with his wife, Tracy, and their two children.
516 Route 33 West, Bldg. 2, Suite 2, Millstone, NJ 08535
RONALD DANCERASSEMBLYMAN, D-12
Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer has served in the New Jersey Legislature since 2002. He presently serves on the Labor Committee, the Regulatory Oversight & Gaming Committee and the Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee. Mr. Dancer served as the Mayor of Plumsted Township for 22 years from 1990 through 2011 and continues to volunteer as the Township's Business Administrator. He is employed with the Ocean County Adjuster's Office.
Since 1985, Mr. Dancer has volunteered as a member of the Ocean County Board of Social Services and currently serves as Chairman. He is also an active volunteer in a number of other civic affiliations which include the Ocean County Natural Lands Trust Fund Advisory Committee, Ocean County Senior Citizens Advisory Council, Ocean County Human Services Advisory Council; Plumsted Township Planning Board since 1978, and the Plumsted Township Municipal Utilities Authority.
Mr. Dancer is a life long resident of Plumsted Township and is a former horseman and the son of the late National Hall of Fame Harness Horse Racing Driver Stanley Dancer. He and his wife Brenda have two children and three grandchildren.
Satellite Location: 2110 W. County Line Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527
405 Route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
JOSEPH M. KYRILLOSUS SENATE, D-13
Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr. began serving New Jersey's 13th Legislative District, representing parts of Monmouth and Middlesex counties, since 1988 when he was elected to the General Assembly. Prior to his legislative service, Senator Kyrillos was special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. After spending two terms in the Assembly, he was elected to the Senate where he is currently serving his sixth term.
Senator Kyrillos sits on both the Senate Economic Growth committee and the Judiciary committee. He served as the Majority Conference Leader from 1997 to 2002. Additionally Senator Kyrillos was Chairman of the Republican State Committee from 2001 to 2004, and New Jersey State Chairman of Romney for President in 2007 and 2008.
Senator Kyrillos has been a staunch advocate on behalf of the business community and has both sponsored and supported various legislation to protect our enviroment, including the Environmental Infrastructure Trust promoting eco-tourism in New Jersey.
1715 Highway 35, Suite 303, Middletown 07748
AMY HANDLINASSEMBLYWOMAN, D-13
Amy H. Handlin is a graduate of Harvard University, holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Marketing from New York University. Currently, Dr. Handlin resides in Middletown Township with her husband, David, and their two children, son Daniel and daughter Rebecca. Assemblywoman Handlin began her political career in 1987, when she sought and won a seat on the Middletown Township Committee. In 1989 she won her first three year term on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. She stepped down from that office upon assuming her Assembly seat. In addition, Assemblywoman Handlin is an Associate Professor in the department of Management and Marketing at Monmouth University, in West Long Branch. She is also the author of the book "Whatever Happened to the Year of the Woman?" (Arden Press, 1998); and the upcoming book “Be Your Own Lobbyist,” (Praeger, 2010), and the forthcoming book “Government Grief” (Praeger 2011). Among the many honors she has received are the Legislative Award of the New Jersey Environmental Federation and the Rose and Scroll Award from the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. Assemblywoman Handlin is serving her third term. She also holds the position of Deputy Minority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly. She is a strong proponent of ethics reform. Key bills that have passed with her sponsorship include the Public Corruption Profiteering Penalty Act, the 2007 New Jersey Fair and Clean Elections Pilot Project Act, and the Party Democracy Act. Among her other legislative priorities are cutting government spending and boosting small business. Her top five “Good Government” bills include:
1. Assembly Bill 108: prohibits awarding of municipal services contracts to elected officials.
2. Assembly Bill 521: prohibits campaign contributions by certain individuals, businesses or other organizations performing public contracts.
3. Assembly Bill 523: prohibits nepotism by public officials.
4. Assembly Bill 528: prohibits a member of the Legislature from performing no-bid contracts.
5. Assembly Bill 530: prohibits simultaneous holding of certain State, county and municipal elective offices.
890 Main Street, Belford 07718
DECLAN O’SCANLONASSEMBLYMAN, D-13
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon has served since January 8, 2008 in the New Jersey General Assembly, where he represents the 12th legislative district. He serves on the Budget Committee and the Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Prior to his election to the Assembly, Assemblyman O’Scanlon was a member of the Little Silver Borough Council from 1994 to 2007. He previously served as a Board member of the Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Advisory Council. He has served on the board of Love, Inc, a non-profit charitable organization, since 1997 and has served as board president since 2002. He is the Chief Executive Officer of FSD Enterprises LLC of Red Bank, NJ, a telecommunications consulting firm.
32 Monmouth Street, 3d Floor, Red Bank 07701
ROBERT SINGERSENATOR, D-30
Senator Robert W. Singer represents the 30th District in the New Jersey State Legislature. The newly configured 30th District, resulting from the state's recent redistricting, is comprised of parts of Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Senator Singer is in his twenty-fourth year in the New Jersey State Legislature, and presently serves as Republican Conference Leader in the New Jersey Senate. The lawmaker is also the senior ranking member of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee, and a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee.
Senator Singer is a member of the New Jersey-Israel Commission. The Senator was also selected to serve on the Advisory Council on Arthritis and the Governor's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood-Borne Pathogens. Senator Singer is also a member of the bipartisan Aviation Caucus and was appointed in March 2012 to the New Jersey Advisory Council on End-of-Life Care. He has also been designated Jewish War Veterans of the United State of American National Legislative Officer for 2011-2012.
In addition to his duties in the Senate, the legislator has served as a member of the Lakewood Township Committee for thirty years, retiring in 2010. Furthermore, Senator Singer's civil affiliations include Chairman of the Lakewood Municipal Utility Authority, Vice-Chairman of the Ocean County Board of Health, the Board of Trustees of Georgian Court University in Lakewood and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council.
The Senator is married and has four children.
1771 Madison Avenue-Suite 202
SEAN KEANASSEMBLYMAN, D-30
After serving in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2002, Sean Kean was elected to the Senate in November of 2007. After Legislative Redistricting, Sean returned to the General Assembly in 2012. During his career in the legislature, Senator Kean has sponsored many pieces of legislation to improve the quality of life in Monmouth and throughout New Jersey. He sponsored legislation which mandated carbon monoxide sensors be installed in all residences, and legislation that would increase the penalties for kidnapping a child under the age of 16. Assemblyman Kean serves on various boards and organizations thought the county, including the Saint Rose Advisory Board and the Kimball Medical Center Foundation Board, the Advisory Board of the Asbury Park Corps of the Salvation Army, and the Board of Directors of the Scan Learning Center. He is also co-chair of the Council of State Governments’ Eastern Regional Conference.
1955 Route 34, Building 2A, Wall Township 07719
DAVE RIBLEASSEMBLYMAN, D-30
Assemblyman Dave Rible of Wall Township was elected to represent the 11th Legislative District on November 6, 2007. He was chosen by his fellow Assembly members to serve as the Assistant Minority Whip. He also serves on the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee, the Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee, and is a member of the State Fire Safety Commission.
A lifelong resident of Monmouth County, Assemblyman Rible is a devoted and accomplished community and civic leader. He is a former captain and president of the Belmar Fire Department and is still an active member. He served as President of the Wall Republican Club and the Southern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce. He has been involved with the Belmar First Aid Squad, the Boy Scouts of America and Wall Helps its People. Assemblyman Rible also served on the Wall Township Planning Board from 2000-2007.
1955 Highway 34, Bldg 2-A, Wall 07719