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Our 2014 Democratic Candidates

2014 mini conventionAn enthusiastic crowd of over 100  Ocean County Democrats met at Central Regional Middle School to hear from candidates who sought to run with the endorsement of the Ocean County Democrats. Senator Jim Whelan spoke on behalf of Senator Booker, and contenders for  U.S. Congress sought the support of the crowd.

  In the second district, Bill Hughes Jr. was recommended for the endorsment over Dave Cole.  In the 3rd District, delegates voted for Aimee Belgard over Jack Fanous or Howard Kleinhendler.  And for Freeholder, Timothy E. Ryan was chosen over Joseph  Lamb.

The following candidates were recommended:
Senate: Cory Booker
Congress, 2nd District: Bill Hughes Jr.
Congress, 3rd District: Aimee Belgard
Congress, 4th District: Ruben Scolavino
Freeholder: Timothy E. Ryan

Check out Photos here, compliments of the Long Beach Island Democratic Club

Thanks to all who participated!

Chris Christie’s approval rating flips in new poll

By Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger 
March 11, 2014 

Gov. Chris Christie has called the George Washington Bridge scandal an obsession of the press that the public doesn’t care about, but two polls released today show the ordeal continues to erode his political support and public image. Read the full post »

Citing crashes, Mayor Ducey Ends Red Light Cameras

Serious accidents up in red-light camera zones

Nicholas Huba, app.com, Feb. 8, 2013

BRICK — Red-light cameras, which snap photographs of scofflaws jumping lights at dangerous intersections, were touted as a way to make roads safer. But since the first cameras were installed three years ago, two of the three intersections actually had a marked increase in dangerous right-angle accidents, a review of traffic data by the Asbury Park Press found. Read the full post »

Andrea Zapcic is new Brick council member


Andrea Zapcic Sworn in to Council in Brick

Written by Nicholas Huba, AP Press, Jan 30, 2014

A former superintendent of the municipality’s recreation department has been appointed to the seven-member Township Council, taking the seat that had been held by Mayor John Ducey. Read the full post »

Ducey aims for fast start as Brick’s new mayor


Excerpted from  Nicholas Huba, AP Press, Jan 3, 2014

    Mayor John Ducey is planning on getting his term off to a fast start.

Ducey, a Democrat, was sworn in by Judge James D. Clyne during the Township Council’s annual organization meeting Wednesday afternoon. During his first meeting as mayor, Ducey announced an aggressive 100-day plan aimed at making changes to the township.

“It’s something that will be done,” he said. “I know that we can all work together to make Brick Township the best it can be. A new Brick starts today.”

The Ducey’s plan includes the creation of new committees including a Teen Advisory Committee, as well as continuing the rebuilding process from superstorm Sandy and rescinding an executive order that barred township employees from speaking to members of the council. Ducey rescinded the order during the meeting.

Read the full post »

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