I am a mother of two whose family goes back four generations in Middletown and whose children were educated in our Middletown schools. For the first time in my family’s history, I see families being priced out of our Township, because of our soaring taxes. As our incomes have remained flat, we have seen steady, significant municipal tax increases exceeding 40% in the last 6 years. If you believe every municipality has experienced these increases, think again. While many of our surrounding towns have had minimal or no increases in taxes, over the last six years, our elected officials have burdened our citizens with a dramatic tax increase unmatched by our surrounding communities. Many members of the next generation of Middletown children cannot afford to live here. Poor management of our local government produced these unnecessary tax hikes. I am running for office to reverse this trend.
Category Archives: Brookdale Democratic Club
This past Thursday, Oct 15th, The Brookdale Democratic Club held a “Meet the Democratic Candidates For Monmouth County” in the Warner Student Life Building on campus.
The meeting was attended by both students,faculty and a few members of the public. In all approximately 50 people came in and out of the gathering, at various times to listen to what the candidates had to say.
Candidates who were present at the event were:
Former Mayor of Neptune Randy Bishop and Brielle Councilman Rick Bolger, both NJ State Assembly Candidates for District 11.
Former Mayor of Manalapan Michelle Roth, NJ State Assembly Candidate for District 12.
Bob Brown and Jim Grenafege, NJ State Assembly Candidates for District 13.
Middletown Committeeman Sean F. Byrnes, Candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder.
The overwhelming theme of the day was to be informed, get involved and be self reliant, don’t rely on others to do for you.
It was very good advice for many in the room. Jim Grenafege mentioned how he did not look at the students in the room as our future, rather they should look at themselves as our the present and that the only difference between them and himself was about 40 years.
The Brookdale Community College Democratic Club will be holding a meet and greet for the Democratic Candidates of Monmouth County on Oct. 15,2009 in room NAV III at 11:30 am.
The press event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Life Center’s Navesink II Room.
Caption: Matt Morehead with Victory Scudiery and Brookdale Democratic Club President