February 26th, 2018 Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Monmouth County’s newest Freeholder, Gerry Sharfenberger will be the guest speaker.

March 26th, 2018 Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Monmouth County Freeholder, Dr. Gerry Sharfenberger will be the guest speaker.

The meeting will begin with a dinner at 6:30 P.M. at Szechuan Star Restaurant located at 3338 Route 9 South, Freehold, NJ 07728 in the Barclay Plaza shopping mall.

Gerry Sharfenberger has recently ascended to Monmouth County Freeholder after the Republican County Committee elected him to replace Serena DiMaso, who has been elected to the New Jersey Assembly.

Dr. Gerry Sharfenberger, was the former Acting Director of the New Jersey Business Action Center and the former Director at the Office for Planning Advocacy.

Gerry received a Master’s degree from Hunter College and a Doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center. He has been serving on the Middletown Township Committee since 2005 holding the position of Mayor on six separate occasions and Deputy Mayor in 2006 and 2009. His appointments include the Township’s Open Space Committee and the Municipal Alliance for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Freeholder Sharfenberger and his wife have resided in Middletown for over 25 years where they’ve raised their two children.

Gerry has also served on Governor Christie’s transition team, and has it has been reported that he was given the distinction of being axed by Governor Murphy. As a public official of Middletown, he could not support Murphy’s scheme that would allow New Jersey residents to pay property taxes as charitable contributions to their municipalities as a way of preserving a deduction capped at $10,000 by President Trump last year.

We look forward to welcoming Freeholder Sharfenberger, hear his plans for Monmouth County, and wish him our best luck.

May 25th, 2016 Meeting – Freehold Township Senior Center – Senator Jennifer Beck will present AARP Fraud Watch Program.

Wednesday. May 25th, 2016 meeting Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ will present “Caught in the Scammer’s Net.

Jennifer Beck
Freehold Township, NJ – Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ present “Caught in the Scammer’s Net: The Psychology Behind ID Theft and Scams” at Seabrook, an active continuing care retirement community in Freehold, NJ, on Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m.  in Senior Center on Jackson Mills Road. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will receive bags with information and resources during the event.  Following the program, dessert and coffee will be served.
For more information on AARP Fraud Watch Network, visit aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork 
What:   Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ Present: Caught in the Scammer’s Net: The Psychology Behind ID Theft and Scams
When: Wednesday, May 25th  2:30 p.m.
Where: Freehold Township Senior Center on Jackson Mills Road, Tinton Falls, NJ
Cost:      Free and open to the public
Contact:  Petra Shaw at 908-380-9096 or petra.shaw@erickson.com for more information


November 16th Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Newly Re-elected Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley will be the guest speaker.

 THE NEXT REPUBLICAN CLUB MEETINGMonday. November 16th. Guest presenter will be our newly re-elected Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley. If you haven’t heard John before, you can’t miss him presenting his plans now that he’s been re-elected to his 2nd term


John Curly 10-06-2015

John is a fourth generation Monmouth County resident growing up in Shrewsbury. He’s an alumni of Christian Brothers Academy and has his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Thomas Edison State College. He is Vice President of Jim Curley GMC Buick and Kia auto dealership in Lakewood and serves as a trustee of the Christian Brothers Academy Alumni, and has been a trustee of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Central Jersey Chapter.
Mr. Curley became immersed in a political life with his election in 2002 as a Democrat on the Red Bank Borough Council. During his 5-year tenure serving in many capacities which included: a member of the Red Bank Zoning Board of Adjustment; council liaison to the local Planning Board; the Historic Preservation Commission; and Special Improvement District and the Public Works Committee. Seeing the light, he also transitioned as a Republican becaming Red Bank mayor in 2006.
John resides now in Middletown, and has been a staunch proponent of fiscal responsivity leading improvements always mindful of taxpayers. Most noted during his first term as a Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is limiting costs and in many cases eliminating unnecessary spending in running the county’s government. By promoting and implementing a philosophy of “Zero Base Budgeting”, which counters the familiar practice of what did we spend in the prior year, and do at least add the same in the future year adjusting upward for inflation, spending has held firm. Instead John asks, “do we still need it, if so, to what degree, and then, can we spend less for the same thing”. Bottom-line, we get better government.
Freeholder Curley was a major factor in rooting out corruption, mismanagement and overspending of Brookdale Community College’s leadership ultimately removed the College’s President.
Lets hear what he has in store for his second term.
Szechuan Star Restaurant, Route 9 South near its intersection with Elton-Adelphia Road.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M.  A nominal fee will be charged for dinner. 

September 28th Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemary Peters guest speaker.





Monmouth County Surrogate, Rosemarie D. Peters spoke to a very well attended meeting of the Freehold Township Republican Club.

She discussed the complexity of the issues within the Surrogates office, how it serves county residents and beyond, and plans for its future.

Szechuan Star Restaurant, Route 9 South near its intersection with Elton-Adelphia Road.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M.  A nominal fee will be charged for dinner. 

October 26th Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon will be the guest speaker.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon will be the guest speaker inaugurating the first meeting after the summer break.

Clerk Logo001Ms. Hanlon will discuss changes within the County Clerk’s office and plans for its future.

Szechuan Star Restaurant, Route 9 South near its intersection with Elton-Adelphia Road.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M.  A nominal fee will be charged for dinner. 


your vote counts

VOTING IN 2015 – Monmouth County 

An American tragedy is upon us. Considering that many of our people have given their lives from Bunker Hill to most recently, Chattanooga, Tennessee to protect our democracy and its fundamental right to vote. In New Jersey, it is estimated that we will experience less than 21%, or only about one for every four registered voters will cast a ballot this November 3rd.

Doesn’t matter whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Unaffiliated, a skeptic of the times, hardworking and busy, whatever the reason, if you’re a citizen, you vote.

What makes it inexcusable is how easy it’s become. You can go to the polls which are open early and close late, but, you can also vote by mail, for free.Application For Vote By Mail Ballot_2015

You just have to fill out an “Application for Vote by Mail Ballot“ and send it in to the Office of the County Clerk so they get it 7 days before the election. You’ll get a ballot sent to you. Need more information and the form? Simple, you can get them everywhere from the library, post office, county offices, or just go to the website: http://visitmonmouth.com/page.aspx?ID=1803.

As a note, you don’t need an excuse to vote by mail. Not like before when you had be out of the area, sick or some other reason to vote by mail when it was called an Absentee Ballot. Now, if you just want to vote from your arm chair, that’s enough. So if there’s no reason needed, there’s no excuse.

And if you’re a procrastinator, like many of us, you can submit an application in person at the County Clerk’s Office at 300 Halls Mill Road up until 3 pm the day before the election.

Of course, you’ll need to be a registered voter. If you’re not, that’s easy to get done as well. Get the form to register at:



You can get all the information you need from the New Jersey Division of Elections on line at: http://www.njelections.org.

So, please respect all those wonderful men and women who protect our lives and privileges, every day. We’re not asking you to take up arms, dip your finger in blue ink under threat of death as you’ve probably seen done by people in other countries. We are just asking you to take up the ballot.


As an added service with all your voting needs see:  http://www.monmouthcountyvotes.com/


June 22nd Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Paul Smith, of Privacy Patrol, and Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon guest speakers.

Monday, June 22nd


Paul Smith, of Privacy Patrol, and Monmouth County Clerk Christine Hanlon were guest speakers.

Mr. Smith, owner and president of an identity protection company located in Avenel, NJ shared his experience in helping clients with fraud, identity theft, wallets stolen, and credit card abuses, just to name a few issues we are all vulnerable. Paul spoke of everyday awareness when we answer an email, use a credit card, answer a solicitation call, and other common activities, that threaten our identities and privacy. While difficult to completely stop, he made suggestions to provide some degree of protective measures we can enact.

Christine Hanlon introduced herself and made a few brief comments on changes within the County Clerk’s office and plans for its future. Ms. Hanlon will return after the summer break on September 8th to expand on the Clerk’s Office.


Freehold Township Republican Municipal Chair’s Page

Chair's Gavel

April 17th,2015 – County Committee Members:

We are having our first Freehold Township County Committee meeting of 2015 on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 7:15PM.  The meeting will be held at iPlay and we will follow up with an email containing the details and the agenda at a future date.

We ask that you mark your calendar to attend this very important meeting to kick off the 2015 Election on Monday, May 18th.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Warmest Regards,

Tony Graziano, Freehold Township Republican Chairman

Debbie Aurilia, Freehold Township Republican Vice-Chair


April 1st,2015 – County Committee Members:

From Debbie Aurilia, Vice Chair

County Committee Members:

We do plan to have our first County Committee meeting of 2015 either in April or May.  Details will be sent in a future email.

As a reminder, we want to point out your importance as a County Committee person. You are the direct official representative of the Republican Party to all Republicans in your election district.

As such, we ask you to be aware of problems in your district and if a problem presents itself to you, please contact either the Township Committee or the Freehold Township Republican Committee, Chair, Tony Graziano, or myself, your Vice Chair so that immediate attention and action can be taken to resolve the problem.  Being a County Committee person is a twelve month obligation.

We strongly advise you to join and attend the monthly meetings of the Freehold Township Republican Club.  Township Committee always has a presence at these meetings which helps to keep you informed of the goings on of the township.  This allows you to be aware of things that may be of interest to the constituents in your district.   The information for the Republican Club’s next meeting is below!

Next meeting is Monday,  April 27, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. we will have an opportunity to hear from State Senator Jennifer Beck. As usual the meeting will be at the Szechuan Star Restaurant located at 3338 Route 9 South. Prior to the meeting, dinner will be served at 6:30PM and a nominal fee of $5 will be charged for dinner.  If you have any questions about the Club, please be free to email or call us!

We thank you again for all your efforts and look forward to seeing you at our first meeting of 2015

Tony Graziano, Chair
Debbie Aurilia, Vice Chair

2015 – Freehold Township Republican Club Leadership


President: Josh Elkes

1st Vice President: Corey Folta

2nd Vice President: Jeanette Coburn

Recording Secretary: Phyllis Jones

Corresponding Secretary: John Bazzurro

Treasurer: Sherry Gaffey

Directors:  Mike Schiff and Debbie Aurilla

The Affordable Care Act is it working in New Jersey?



March 26th, 2015 – Monmouth University – West Long Branch.

This timely and relevant subject was addressed by a very impressive and noted panel.

Hon. James J. Florio, former Governor of New Jersey;

Mr., John Lloyd, President  & CEO of Meridian Health Care System;

Mr. Wardell Sanders, President of New Jersey Association of Health Plans;

Dr. Frank Vozos, President  & CEO of Monmouth Medical Center.

Dr. Kathryn Fleming, Specialist Professor of Nursing Administration and Dr. Stephen Chapman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, co-moderators.

This free to the public event took place Wednesday, March 25th at 4:30 pm at the University’s Varsity Club, Multipurpose Activity Center, and was sponsored by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing & Health Studies and the Political Club.

You can read Michael L. Diamond, of the Asbury Park Press, offering his account: LINK TO ARTICLE