2016 County Republican Candidates


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Sheriff Shaun Golden

Shaun Golden is a lifelong Monmouth County resident, and has accumulated over 25 years of law enforcement and public safety experience. He is an experienced EMT, paramedic, and volunteer firefighter. As Monmouth County’s Sheriff, Golden oversees a 600 member department which includes law enforcement, corrections, and communications. During his time as Sheriff, he has implemented over 30 public safety seminars in order to educate our children and seniors on various public safety topics. Golden also oversees countywide emergency response efforts and led the public safety response during Superstorm Sandy. Earlier this year, Sheriff Golden began the first in the state “Special Needs Registry,” a free and voluntary program for residents with special needs to ensure successful outcomes with emergency service personnel. He has enacted numerous shared service agreements with local towns, particularly for the 9-1-1 call center, saving taxpayers millions of dollars. Golden also works at Monmouth University as an adjunct professor.


Surrogate Rosemarie Petersunspecified

As County Surrogate, Rosemarie Peters’ office is a source of help and compassion to people in a time of personal need. Surrogate Peters oversees probate of wills, guardianships for minors and incapacitated persons, and adoptions. Peters also serves as Clerk to the NJ Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part, and Family Part for adoptions. Before becoming County Surrogate, she had previously served as Middletown’s Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Township Committeewoman. Peters’ expertise on wills and guardianships has inspired her to deliver hundreds of lectures around the County on topics ranging from “The costs of not having a will” to “Guardianships, powers of attorney, and living wills.” She also initiated and chaired Middletown’s open space preservation committee.


Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

unspecifiedTom Arnone is currently serving as the Freeholder Director on the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Before becoming a Freeholder, Tom was a Neptune City Councilman and Mayor. In addition to his political career, Arnone is currently the Vice-President of property management at the PRC Group in West Long Branch, and was a small business owner for 30 years. As a Monmouth County Freeholder, Arnone voted for and enacted the largest property tax and spending cut in the County’s history. His experience in business helped him found the “Grow Monmouth” and “Made in Monmouth” programs in order to help the County’s business community, and grow the local economy. Additionally, Arnone has helped secure federal grant money for bridge and road repairs throughout the County, and worked in a bipartisan manner to get Shark River dredged, as the waterway had become unhealthy and dangerous.


Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso

unspecifiedSerena DiMaso has served as Monmouth County Freeholder since 2012 and is a 2-time Deputy Director of the Board. She formerly served as Holmdel Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Township Committeewoman. As Freeholder, DiMaso is leading the charge on Zika awareness efforts, and this past year she voted for and enacted the largest property tax and spending cut in the County’s history. She serves as liaison to the Monmouth County Improvement Authority, which maintains the County’s triple-a bond rating (1 of only 33 Counties in the nation to achieve such a rating). Serena also serves on the Meridian Hospital board of trustees; she is a Chairwoman to the Bayshore Hospital charitable foundation, an active First Aid volunteer, and a National Membership Chair of the Foundation of Women Legislators.   




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Join Neptune City Councilman Rick Pryor this Monday!

Following his victory in Tuesday’s Neptune City Special Election, Rick Pryor will be sworn in to a full Council term this Monday, March 28th at 7PM, at the Neptune City Municipal Building (106 West Sylvania Ave., Neptune City)! unnamed

Sheriff Shaun Golden’s 5th Annual Winter Event!

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Please email “SheriffGolden@gmail.com” with all inquiries. Thank you.


Presidential Primary Debate Viewing Party!

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BOOM! Buy Your “Big Band Bash” Gala Ticket Today!

Chairman Shaun Golden, and Vice Chairs Rob Nicastro, Mary DeSarno, and Tony Fiore invite you to the 60th Annual Monmouth County Republican Committee Victory Gala, featuring Fox News Host Andrea Tantaros!

To be held on Friday evening, August 7th, from 6 to 8 PM at the Navesink County Club. Dinner tickets are $300 dollars and can be purchased online by clicking HERE.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please forward all inquires to “MonmouthRepublican@gmail.com,” or call 732-431-6664. Thank you for your suupport!


Save the Date for our Annual Gala!

Our annual finance gala is always a CAN’T MISS event! This year the event is being held at the beautiful Navesink Country Club on the evening of Friday, August 7th. Mark your calendars! More details to follow.

Lincoln Day 2015

The Monmouth County Republican Committee’s 52nd Annual Lincoln Day Dinner is fast approaching. o-LINCOLN-MEMORIAL-facebookOne of our County Party’s oldest traditions, the Lincoln Day Dinner has long been a great, affordable opportunity to catch up with friends and talk politics during the winter months. This year, the event will be held on Sunday, February 22nd (Cocktail hour 5PM, Dinner at 6PM) at the Shore Casino in Atlantic Highlands (1 Simon Lake Drive), and as always, we will be featuring a souvenir program journal. This is a great way to advertise your business or political message, congratulate 2014 winners, or wish candidates good luck for 2015. This event sells out fast! Be sure to reserve your seats TODAY by filling out and returning your reply form with payment. Please see the two forms below for full details. Thank you.

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CLICK HERE for a Dinner Form(If you are taking an ad AND dinner ticket(s), use this form)

Rosemarie D. Peters, ESQ.

Rosemarie D. Peters, ESQ.

Monmouth County Surrogate

Rosemarie D. Peters, Esq., is serving in her second term as Monmouth County Surrogate. She was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve on its Judiciary-Surrogate Liaison Committee. She also serves as Vice President of the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey and chief of its Surrogates Section.

Before being elected Surrogate, Mrs. Peters was a member of the Middletown Township Committee for 18 years, four of them as Mayor and three as Deputy Mayor. She is also a former member of the Middletown Township Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. She initiated and chaired the township’s Open Space Preservation Committee and is the founder, past president, and a current trustee of the Middletown Township Cultural and Arts Council.
Mrs. Peters is a past member of the Executive Board and Legislative Review Committee of the NJ State League of Municipalities. She is also a former member of the Monmouth County Environmental Council, former board member of the Monmouth County Mental Health Association, and former president of the Middletown Township League of Women Voters.

Mrs. Peters worked as Director of Public Relations for the McCall Publishing Co., New York City, as well as a cable TV and video producer, an advertising and public relations copywriter, and a freelance writer and editor.
She was named Resident of the Year by the Jersey Shore Chapter of American Institute of Architects for her leadership in developing the Middletown Arts Center; received an Award of Excellence from the Mid-State Arts Resource Team; and was named an Outstanding Alumna of Brookdale Community College.

She is a graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Newark, Thomas A. Edison State College, and Brookdale Community College.