Somerset County Democratic Committee Launches On-Going Initiative to Help Veterans in Need

On Tuesday, February 11th Members from the Somerset County Democratic Committee joined forces with the Foodbank Network of Somerset County to provide resources to our Veterans in the Community Hope Program on the campus of the VA Medical Center in Lyons, NJ.  Organized by the Committee’s Social Action Caucus, which is dedicated to providing aid for those in need across Somerset County, the initiative will continue for several months.     Continue reading

Malinowski Named Among Top Corruption Fighters in DC

  On the 10th anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, Congressman Tom Malinowski was awarded an A+ rating from End Citizens United for his aggressive pursuit of campaign finance reform and government transparency. Continue reading

Malinowski Challenger to Attend Trump Rally

      While all eyes are on Trump and Van Drew as they head to Wildwood for a rally today, don't forget that Congressman Malinowski's challenger also plans to attend. We need Congressman Malinowski in Washington to continue to stand up to Trump's corruption.     Continue reading

Franklin Democrats Sworn In by NJ Speaker

On January 6, 2020 Franklin Township gathered to swear-in a newly elected Democratic councilman following his victory last November.  History was also made with the appointment of Coucilman Charles Onyejiaka, the first West African to be voted Deputy Mayor in the Township's history.  NJ Speaker Craig Coughlin, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen, Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson, Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Sara Sooy, along with our own Chairwoman Peg Schaffer were on hand to celebrate the occasion.   Continue reading

Somerville Swears in Democratic Mayor and Council

On January 1, 2020 Somerville gathered for it's annual reorganization during which the Mayor of Somerville along with several members of the Town Council were sworn in for a new term in office.   Continue reading

Democrats Take Montgomery

On January 2, 2020 newly-elected Democrats Devra Keenan and Kent Huang were sworn in to the Montgomery Township Committee following their elections in November 2019.  Assembelymen Roy Freiman and Andrew Zwicker were on hand to perform the oath of office.       Continue reading

Somerset County Democrats Applaud Russo and Marano’s Swearing In, Historic Reorganization Of Freeholder Board

  Governor Murphy, House Members Watson-Coleman and Malinowski Participated in Historic Transfer of Freeholder Board and Sheriff’s Office Control to Democratic Leadership.  Hundreds of New Jersey Democrats crowded the Historic Somerset County Courthouse today to celebrate Governor Phil Murphy swearing in Melonie Marano as the newest Somerset County Freeholder and Darrin Russo as the new Somerset County Sheriff.  "I am thrilled to swear in a Democratic majority on the Somerset County Freeholder Board for the first time since 1965,” said Governor Murphy. “This change didn't happen by accident -- it's due to incredible leadership from Chairwoman Peg Schaffer, dynamic candidates like Melonie Marano and Darrin Russo, key investments by our state Democratic Party that helped strengthen their campaigns, grassroots leaders who devoted their time and effort to turning Somerset County blue, and the committed message of building a stronger and fairer New Jersey that is resonating here and throughout our state.”  Continue reading

Somerset County Republicans At It Again: Sneaking RVCC Appointments Through At Last Minute

Despite Voters’ Call For Change, Somerset GOP Stacking Deck in Lame Duck With Their “Good Guy” Buddy Somerville, NJ - At the final Somerset County Freeholder meeting of 2019 and following the election of a Democratic majority to the board, lame-duck Republicans have decided to ignore the voters’ call for change and spring appointments at the last minute without following accepted policies and procedures. “Democrats ran on a campaign of openness, transparency and solid vetting of appointments to ensure Somerset County has the best possible staff and volunteers for our residents,” said Freeholder Shanel Robinson. “The voters agreed with us that the old ways aren’t working.” Continue reading

With One Foot Out the Door, Parenti Demands More than a Quarter Million Dollars in Retirement Pay from North Plainfield While Cashing His Regular Paychecks

After Hypocritically Calling for Franklin Police to Give up Community Policing Pay, Parenti Rakes in Six Figures for Not Going on Vacation or Calling in Sick Continue reading

Pat Walsh’s Campaign Lies—Yes, Lies -- About Her Tax Record

Pat Walsh’s Campaign Lies—Yes, Lies -- About Her Tax Record Spends $50K or More on TV Ads Blasting Marano for Raises and Taxes Walsh Introduced and Voted For   Republican Pat Walsh has repeatedly claimed to have cut taxes over her more than a decade as a Somerset County Freeholder, most recently in an October 9, 2019 Facebook post. The claim is demonstrably untrue, as every year since 2011 Walsh has voted to increase the amount of taxes collected every single year for a total of $29 million more by 2019. Continue reading