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Category Archives: Kevin Lavan
Sunday, November 6 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
The Asbury Park Press Editorial Board came up with some really scary reasoning as to why it decided to once again back incumbent Republicans as opposed to endorsing any of their opponents in the 13th Legislative District race this year.
“…We often bemoan the power of incumbency and the lack of competitive legislative races in this state. A big part of the reason so many races are uncompetitive is that those who run against the incumbents are not compelling candidates….”
Not compelling candidates? Really? That one is a bit hard to believe.
Mayor Kevin M. Lavan who along with Patrick Short is running against incumbents Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scalon, served as committeeman, deputy mayor, and then mayor, during which time he increased transparency in local government, improved youth recreation, and delivered the lowest property tax increases in a generation. Prior to beginning his tenure on the Township Committee, Kevin served on the Planning and Zoning Boards as well as the Bayshore Regional Sewerage Authority.
Committeeman Patrick Short became the first Democrat elected to the Township Committee in nearly two decades. During his tenure, he voted to increase transparency, fought for fair and ethical bidding practices and against municipal tax hikes.
5:42 AM on October 31, 2011
Kyrillos, Handlin and O’Scanlon.
These three stand out alright, as doing the LEAST as representatives.
All three are in lockstep with the Christie administration which has done absolutely NOTHING to curtail property tax increases which continue unabated, contrary to the claims of this self serving Gov.
Kyrillos has been with the Monmouth County “boys” for how many YEARS, and what noteable legislation has HE ever passed ?? Interesting how many officials were arrested by federal officials, and more importantly, HOW MANY WERE NOT (from the republican side). I wonder if Christie made a deal with the then GOP party chairman (Kyrillos).
Handlin. How many years did she sit in with the boys from Club Monmouth, and claim she never knew what was going on.
O’Scanlon. The right hand boy to then state senator John Bennett, whom Christie (then federal prosecutor) vilified as the biggest double dipper in NJ.
These three standout alright, for all the wrong reasons to be reelected.
GRIP,,,.Get Rid Incumbent Politicians.
6:26 AM on October 31, 2011
Three more incumbents endorsed by the Press. And come the new year the Press will be writing editorials telling us the problems we have are because voters always re-elect incumbents. They will call for new blood later, but for now they are satisfied with the same old-same old. Go figure!
10:36 AM on October 31, 2011
Totally irresponsible journalism. Declaring some candidates as “no shot at winning”, “does not warrant serious consideration”, and “a wasted vote” WITHOUT ANY REASONS WHY is hack at its best. Why not list the stance of each and let voters decide. Sure the APP can endorse, but to DENOUNCE without any reason is journalistic treason that is insulting to readers who are not robots that need to be told who to vote for. We are looking for where candidates stand, idiots! Tell us!
3:31 PM on October 31, 2011
the LAST thing this district needs is MORE of the same! UNELECT kyrillos, handlin and o’scanlon!
The both the Asbury Park Press and NJ Spotlight have race profiles online for the NJ 13th Legislative District races featuring the issues and candidates in those races.
Mayor Christopher Cullen
Candidate for State Senate
Mayor Kevin M. Lavan
Candidate for State Assembly
Committeeman Patrick Short
Candidate for State Assembly
Thursday, October 6 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
286 Everett Rd.
Lincroft, New Jersey
Former Hazlet Mayor Kevin Lavan and former Middletown Committeeman Patrick Short, Candidates for the NJ State Assembly for the 13th Legislative district, each picked up a key endorsement from the NJ AFL-CIO labor union today at the unions endorsement conference.
Over at Blue Jersey, CWA NJ Area Director Hetty Rosenstein is quoted as stating, “Public workers and their many allies in the private sector stood together today to endorse those who stood with us this year and to deny endorsement to those who attacked collective bargaining. The majority of Democrats in NJ believe in and defend collective bargaining. They deserve a labor endorsement. A minority do not. That group should not get a labor endorsement.”, in reference to all those that earned the labor endorsement.
I support unions. While the consequences of the recent pension deal between Governor Christie and Trenton lawmakers remains to be seen, now is the time for New Jerseyans to consider how best to protect the middle class in an era of high unemployment and declining pay. Unlike my opponents, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, I recognize that union membership translates into higher wages and better workplace conditions for Garden State workers. Handlin and O’Scanlon not only want to reform public employee benefits — an idea that has merits — they want to restrict the rights of private sector workers to negotiate with management.
Upcoming Fundraisers In Support Of Amy Mallet, Bill Shea, Christopher Cullen, Kevin Lavan & Patrick Short
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Home of Sean Byrnes, 880 West Front Street, Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
For more information or to RSVP:
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
$65/supporter, $120/sponsor, $250/gold sponsor
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Assaggini di Roma
Monday, August 8th, 2011
Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club, 20 Shore Oak Drive, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Lakeside Manor, Route 36, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730
$40/supporter, $80/sponsor, $150/gold sponsor
Please make checks payable to:
Bayshore Senior Recreation Center
Cullen, Lavan & Short Pick Up Endorsements of Monmouth/Ocean Building Trades Council And New Jersey Building & Construction Trades Council
Democratic Candidates in the NJ’s 13th Legislative District Christopher Cullen, Kevin Lavan and Patrick Short, have received two important endorsements of support from labor unions representing building trade workers.
“… Our organization represents over 150,000 Building & Construction trade workers and families who will receive communications stating your pro-building trades positions and our support for your election. We will also work to ensure that targeted races will receive manpower and financial support needed to prove successful.New Jersey State Building & Construction Trades Council stands proudly with you in your support of new growth in New Jersey business and the improvement of our citizen’s welfare by the means of fair wages, quality health care and secure retirements.”…