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Morehead To Announce Candidacy for 13th District

Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Monmouth County Bayshore Young Democrats, has just announced that he will be seeking the Democratic Party line to challenge Republican Amy Handlin in the 13th NJ Legislative District Assembly race this year.
 The Middletown resident  will be appearing at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft to announce his intent to run for public office.

The press event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Life Center’s Navesink II Room.

Will he actually get the go ahead from the Monmouth Democrats? It’s hard to say, but I wouldn’t rule it out. After all I haven’t heard of anyone else that is willing to run against Handlin as of yet.
Matt Morehead is a fresh face that has worked very hard over the past couple of years to bring attention to youth issues. He could put up a very good fight if given the chance.
 
 Caption: Matt Morehead with Victory Scudiery and Brookdale Democratic Club President

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Bayshore Young Dems and Brookdale Dems Teamup for Fundraiser

                      Monmouth County Bayshore Young Democrat and                     
The Brookdale Democratic Club Fundraiser

Thursday night Oct. 30 2008. 
 Dublin House In Red Bank. 
From 7-9 PM. 
$25 per person.
Includes hors dourves and the great company of each other. 
Cash bar. 
Topics of conversation are youth issues.

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>Bayshore Young Dems and Brookdale Dems Teamup for Fundraiser

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                      Monmouth County Bayshore Young Democrat and                     
The Brookdale Democratic Club Fundraiser

Thursday night Oct. 30 2008. 
 Dublin House In Red Bank. 
From 7-9 PM. 
$25 per person.
Includes hors dourves and the great company of each other. 
Cash bar. 
Topics of conversation are youth issues.

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Middletown’s meeting to discuss COAH turned ugly last night


I received a few phone calls today about last nights meeting in Middletown to discuss the COAH rule revisions that will be taking effect. I wasn’t there but from what I have been told it turned very ugly.

As it turns out, the story about the meeting last night that appears in today’s Asbury Park Press does not go into any detail about what happened during and after the public comments portion of the meeting. 
After opening the meeting for comments, a very long, uncomfortable moment passed without anyone interested in speaking. Just before the meeting was going to be closed, Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Bayshore Young Democrats raised his hand to address the crowd.
 
It was at this point, I am told that it got ugly. Even before Mr. Morehead could get a word out he was immediately bombarded with hisses and catcalls. It seems as though the auditorium was packed with local members of the Middletown Republican Party, who were all just waiting for Mr. Morehead  to speak.  
When Matt finished his comments and attempted to leave the building he was accosted and surrounded in the lobby of the Middletown Arts Center by the same people who would not allow him to speak his mind inside of the auditorium.  I am told that he was called several choice names that can not be printed along with being labeled as a communistic socialist. 
It is unfortunate that these people have to act so childish. Instead of taking out their anger on the true culprits, the township’s Republican leadership who had 23 years in which to fully comply with COAH, they instead direct threats and insults at Matt Morehead for pushing the affordable housing issue to the forefront of discussion. For some reason these people feel Matt is responsible somehow for the state’s elimination of the use of RCA’s to help towns meet their affordable housing requirements, which is simply not true. The elimination of RCA’s had been discussed long before Mr. Morehead arrived on the scene.    
I am sure that Matt will have more to say about this on his blog “A Voice for the Youth” soon.
You can click on the headline to read the APP’s account of what happend at the meeting.

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Middletown’s meeting to discuss COAH turned ugly last night


I received a few phone calls today about last nights meeting in Middletown to discuss the COAH rule revisions that will be taking effect. I wasn’t there but from what I have been told it turned very ugly.

As it turns out, the story about the meeting last night that appears in today’s Asbury Park Press does not go into any detail about what happened during and after the public comments portion of the meeting. 
After opening the meeting for comments, a very long, uncomfortable moment passed without anyone interested in speaking. Just before the meeting was going to be closed, Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Bayshore Young Democrats raised his hand to address the crowd.
 
It was at this point, I am told that it got ugly. Even before Mr. Morehead could get a word out he was immediately bombarded with hisses and catcalls. It seems as though the auditorium was packed with local members of the Middletown Republican Party, who were all just waiting for Mr. Morehead  to speak.  
When Matt finished his comments and attempted to leave the building he was accosted and surrounded in the lobby of the Middletown Arts Center by the same people who would not allow him to speak his mind inside of the auditorium.  I am told that he was called several choice names that can not be printed along with being labeled as a communistic socialist. 
It is unfortunate that these people have to act so childish. Instead of taking out their anger on the true culprits, the township’s Republican leadership who had 23 years in which to fully comply with COAH, they instead direct threats and insults at Matt Morehead for pushing the affordable housing issue to the forefront of discussion. For some reason these people feel Matt is responsible somehow for the state’s elimination of the use of RCA’s to help towns meet their affordable housing requirements, which is simply not true. The elimination of RCA’s had been discussed long before Mr. Morehead arrived on the scene.    
I am sure that Matt will have more to say about this on his blog “A Voice for the Youth” soon.
You can click on the headline to read the APP’s account of what happend at the meeting.

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>Bayshore Young Dems React to Middletown’s Plight

>Last week the New Jersey legislature passed bill A500 which eliminated the use of Regional Contribution Agreements (RCA’s).
RCA’s were agreements that more affluent municipalities entered into with less well off towns, in order to transfer some of the more affluent town’s affordable housing obligations.
Towns like Middletown would enter into agreements to pay other municipalities like Red Bank or Lakewood $20,000 -$35,000 per housing unit, in order to skirt there responsibilities under COAH to fund affordable housing in such towns as Middletown.
At first glance RCA’s seemed like a good idea until towns like Middletown started to abuse the system. Middletown would enter into agreements with other towns and never transfer funds, causing towns like Red Bank to cancel their agreements with Middletown.

Since 1985, Middletown has needed to built approx. 39 units a year of affordable housing to stay in compliance with COAH, but they have chosen not to.
Mayor Scharfenberger and the rest of the Middletown GOP used every trick within their means not to build affordable housing in Middletown and now it has come back to bite them in the ass.

Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Bayshore Young Dems, has been a leading voice on this issue for the past year and has posted on his A Voice for the Youth blog a series of posts that explain, better than I can, Middletowns plight and some of the history behind this issue.

Please take a look at it. This information is very important and needs to be understood to be placed within it’s proper perspective.

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Bayshore Young Dems React to Middletown’s Plight

Last week the New Jersey legislature passed bill A500 which eliminated the use of Regional Contribution Agreements (RCA’s).
RCA’s were agreements that more affluent municipalities entered into with less well off towns, in order to transfer some of the more affluent town’s affordable housing obligations.
Towns like Middletown would enter into agreements to pay other municipalities like Red Bank or Lakewood $20,000 -$35,000 per housing unit, in order to skirt there responsibilities under COAH to fund affordable housing in such towns as Middletown.
At first glance RCA’s seemed like a good idea until towns like Middletown started to abuse the system. Middletown would enter into agreements with other towns and never transfer funds, causing towns like Red Bank to cancel their agreements with Middletown.

Since 1985, Middletown has needed to built approx. 39 units a year of affordable housing to stay in compliance with COAH, but they have chosen not to.
Mayor Scharfenberger and the rest of the Middletown GOP used every trick within their means not to build affordable housing in Middletown and now it has come back to bite them in the ass.

Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Bayshore Young Dems, has been a leading voice on this issue for the past year and has posted on his A Voice for the Youth blog a series of posts that explain, better than I can, Middletowns plight and some of the history behind this issue.

Please take a look at it. This information is very important and needs to be understood to be placed within it’s proper perspective.

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