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Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education president Allison Friedman

Friedman, Singer get Monmouth Dem nod for Assembly in 13th

Will take on DiMaso, Scharfenberger in general election

By David Wildstein, March 16 2019 1:34 pm

Monmouth County Democrats have selected Matawan-Aberdeen Board of Education president Allison Friedman and Holmdel attorney Barbara Singer to run for State Assembly in the 13th district against freshman Serena DiMaso (R-Holmdel) and her running mate, Monmouth County freeholder Gerald Scharfenberger.

Friedman received 42 votes and Singer won 41, defeating Jenna “Yeana” Sager, a court-appointed special advocate from Middletown by 8 votes.

Hazlet businesswoman Lucille LoSapio finished fourth with 10 votes.

Singer lost bids for the Holmdel township committee in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Scharfenberger, a former Middletown mayor, is giving up his freeholder seat to run for assemblyman following the retirement of seven-term incumbent Amy Handlin (R-Middletown).

While the registration numbers give Republicans just a slight voter registration edge (+2,362), Democrats have not won the 13th district assembly seats since 1983.  Donald Trump carried the district with 57% of the vote in the 2016 presidential election.

The district includes the Monmouth County municipalities of Aberdeen , Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, Little Silver, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Rumson, Sea Bright and Union Beach.

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One thought on “Friedman, Singer get Monmouth Dem nod for Assembly in 13th

  1. Isn’t Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso likened to Marie Antoinette or Leona Helmsley with her contempt and disdain for taxpayers?? Let see:

    One: While a county resolution was in place prohibiting Freeholders from taking health benefits–what does she do: She takes health benefits. Then when a pending resolution is before the Freeholders to vote upon permitting health benefits, she votes on that resolution to personally benefit herself and her family–at taxpayer expense.

    Two: While being a newly elected Assemblywoman (5-months into her term), and at taxpayer expense, DiMaso chose to attend a country music festival with another LD-13 legislator, Declan O’Scanlon. Both legislators were supposed to be in Trenton that day to vote on key and crucial votes.

    Third: She is currently under the stench of ethics and criminal charges by the AG’s Office, the FCC, and the Assembly Joint Ethics Committee, for her shenanigans regarding her interference in another legislative district. This is what this woman is all about: trouble.

    No disdain for the taxpayers; no DiMaso—no problem!

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