Monmouth GOP nominates Kiley and Scharfenberger for Freeholder
Colts Neck, February 5, 2018- Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden is pleased to announced that the Republican County Committee endorsed Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley and Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger of Middletown for the GOP nominations for County Freeholder at their nominating convention on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at iPlay America in Freehold Township.
Scharfenberger, a former member of the Middletown Township Committee, was elected to fill the freeholder vacancy created by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso’s resignation from the Board of Chosen Freeholders in accordance with New Jersey Election Law: Title 19. County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon issued the Oath of Office to Scharfenberger immediately upon his election.
Freeholder Scharfenberger was then nominated and endorsed to run in June 5 primary for the voter’s nomination to complete the final year of DiMaso’s term. Deputy Mayor Kiley was nominated and endorsed by acclamation to for the full three year Freeholder term that Monmouth County voters will fill on November 6. Both candidates will appear on the primary ballot under the Monmouth Republican banner.
“We are fortunate to have outstanding candidates like Sue and Gerry,” Chairman Golden said, “Both have served their respective towns extremely well. I am confident that Republican primary voters as well as the general election voters will select these two fine public servants to join our team on the Board of Chosen Freeholders.”
Kiley was elected to the Hazlet Township Committee in 2014 and reelected last year. She has served and Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
Scharfenberger was in his 14th year as a member of the Middletown Township Committee when we resigned to become a Freeholder. He served as Mayor of Monmouth County’s largest community for 6 years and Deputy Mayor for 5 years.
The convention also endorsed Congressman Chris Smith to continue his outstanding representation of the 4th Congressional District.
The County Committee will convene again next month to award its nomination of U.S. Senate and the 6th Congressional District seat in the House of Representatives.
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