Jack Kelly should never be a Parole Board Officer. Block Kelly Now!


    Good afternoon, my name is Scott Neuman.  I am a resident of Manchester Township in Ocean County, I am a Democrat, and for full disclosure, I am a Democratic candidate for the office of Ocean County Freeholder against Jack Kelly. I appear here today to speak against the Governor’s nomination of Jack Kelly of Ocean County to the New Jersey State Parole Board.

    At present and for many years now, Ocean County Government is and has been controlled by the Republican Party generally, and by Ocean County and New Jersey State Republican Party Chairman, “BOSS” George Gilmore, specifically.  The sad truth and actual reality is that this has been allowed to continue because a few Democratic Party Bosses have negotiated a “Detante” of sorts with Mr. Gilmore, where in exchange for a few Republican political patronage jobs for a chosen few Democrats, has purchased in return no real effort from the Democrats to run serious Democratic challenges anywhere in Ocean County.  One need only look at the number of registered Democrats and the number of registered Republicans, and then at the number of unaffiliated registered voters, to be called to naturally scratch their head in confusion and wonder as to how only one Municipality – Brick – in all of Ocean County is under Democratic control, with over 90% of the other Municipalities having 100% of their elected officials Republican.  This is no mistake and it is no accident.  The Democrats have been sold out in Ocean County by the Democratic Party Bosses.  Myself and my Freeholder running mate Tracy Caprioni – the “Ocean County Anti-Corruption Democrats” – intend to change that this fall.

    In any event, I am here today to address the issue of Republican Ocean County Freeholder Jack Kelly and the Parole Board.  I am not niave’.  I understand that a patronage job such as Member of the New Jersey Parole Board is not awarded after people submit a job application and a resume through monster.com.  You are only considered based primarily upon political considerations.  But even with this reality,  traditionally these jobs are not handed out by the Governor to unqualified persons.

    It was only maybe 10 years ago that the Chairman of the Parole Board – I believe he was appointed by former Democratic Governor McGreevy – was John D’Amico, Jr. from Monmouth County.  Like Mr. Kelly, Mr. D’Amico was a former elected Municipal Official.  But unlike Mr. Kelly who is a High School Graduate, Mr. D’Amico was also a Harvard Undergrad, Harvard Law School Grad, former State Senator, and former Superior Court Judge.  And Governor McGreevy, a former Executive Director of the Parole Board himself early in his career, was only appointed to such a position at a time in his life when he was already in possession of a Law Degree and experience as a former Middlesex County Prosecutor, both academic and practical criminal justice experience.  My point is that while these important positions are filled by POLITICAL appointees, they have – prior to this Governor – always been filled by QUALIFIED political appointees.

    Mr. Kelly on the other hand has none of these things and quite clearly is only seeking to add to his tax payer funded pension.  Mr. Kelly holds no Junior College, College, or advanced degrees, he not a former police officer, and most importantly he holds no actual practical criminal justice experience whatsoever.  I am not saying someone without a Junior College or College Degree is or should be immediately disqualified from consideration for an appointed position to the Parole Board.  Indeed, many times actual life experience in the Criminal justice Field would make a candidate more desirable that someone who happens to hold a Junior College or College degree.  Many law local and county enforcement officials have gone through and graduated the Police Academy but have no actual Junior College or College Degree, but such persons would certainly be “qualified”.  But Mr. Kelly never went to the Police Academy either.  And  being an Ocean County Freeholder who is voting on an annual  budget that partially fund criminal justice matters is not real criminal justice experience by any means.

    Moreover, we have recently learned from emails that were published in the media last week that Ocean County Sheriff Mastronardy – one of BOSS Gilmore’s Republican own Elected Official’s – has questioned in WRITING Mr. Kelly’s Mental Health, bringing into question whether Kelly suffers from Manic Depression.  If this is true it is unfortunate, and there is help and medicine that may help such a condition.  But if a candidate for a job as a pilot of a 747 was found to have epilepsy – a treatable condition – he or she nevertheless would not be given the job as a pilot of a 747 where hw would put the lives of hundreds of passengers in jeopardy.  It is just too dangerous.

    So too here with Mr. Kelly.  He can seek help for himself if the Sheriff’s allegations are indeed true – I do not know whether they are true or not, I am not Mr. Kelly’s Physician, and Mr. Kelly has not responded to the allegations – but the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee must inquire further on the issue and should not put someone who had not been fully vetted in such an important position.   The “vetting” process for such an important position should be more than review of the orders of a few Political Party Bosses.  Ask Mr. Kelly about the status of his mental health.  The New Jersey citizens deserve better.  And the New Jersey Parole Board deserves better than Mr. Kelly with all that is known about him.

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Freeholders tell County Voters no clue how to let you see meetings remotely. Youtube??

Our idiot Freeloaders are at it again. Same morons as last time when they wanted to kill animals and take money from Birdsall to create contracts only Birdsall could bid and win on. This time they says they can’t stream or broadcast county meetings because 8 years ago, Comcast wouldn’t stream them. Also, there is no reason to stream or podcast the county meetings because seniors won’t watch them anyway. Hey, buddy over here, I’m not a senior and I’d like to watch them and I can promise you, most seniors can click on a link on Youtube after you recorded and uploaded the file from the meeting. Look it up. Arrogant idiots. I swear these guys think we don’t have a clue or don’t care. I care.


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Hurricane Sandy denied or how all the NJ GOP blew off NJ Voters

As a Fellowes Repair Center for shredders, I work on machines all day. Noisy machines need lubrication. If you don’t apply special oils, nothing will work right and will most certainly break causing expense work to be needed to fix it. After waiting months for a bill to help out Hurricane Sandy victims (and you haven’t seen the worst of it yet as insurance companies cut and run), Speaker of the House Boehner decides at the last-minute after stating he would allow a vote on the House version of the Hurricane Sandy bill, to pull the bill and not allow a vote. When you consider that most major Hurricane bills were completed in 3 weeks, moving onto 4 and 5 months is just horrible. It’s winter for gods sake and you’ve got people living in the streets and shelters with little left.

In support of Speaker Boehner, from NJ, were our Congressmen who felt that the Speaker is doing a bang up job and voted for him to remain Speaker of the House. My personal feeling is a vote for Speaker of the House means he is doing a great job. I’m sure most voters in NJ feel very differently including Governor Christie. Politics as usual other than for Governor Christie who is screaming bloody murder at Boehner and getting no where fast.

Voting for Boehner to remain as speaker were:

  • 2nd — Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R, Atlantic, Cape May
  • 3rd — Rep. Jon Runyan, R, Ocean, Burlington
  • 4th — Rep. Chris Smith, R, Monmouth, Mercer (Thanks for nothing Chris)
  • 5th — Rep. Scott Garrett, R, Sussex
  • 7th — Rep. Leonard Lance, R, Hunterdon
  • 11th — Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R, Morris





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I am honored to have your votes

I want to thank everyone for your support. I started my campaign based on a few plans. I knew fighting the Gilmore Machine and the Ghost of Ritacco would be tough but as one says, if I’m going to complain and want change in a corrupt environment, you have to apply yourself.

With no money, little name recognization outside of personal friends over the years, the support of the Democratic-Republican Party (with the county clerk illegally removing our slogans to make it hard to find like-minded candidates), getting bracketed with the 9/11 team, not putting a single sign up, not taking a penny of campaign donations, starting the campaign only six months into the election, and running with one of the best teachers and guys in the state, we still got 1 to 2% of the vote. With not having our Federally filed lawsuits getting a final hearing and removing major party status from the GOP in NJ and fixing the other issues I talked about above, Tracy and I still got over 7300 votes from people who are tired of the G’s and R’s running the show poorly. I talked to a lot of people on the sixth and a lot of said, they just ran their fingers straight down the column, but not all. Tracy and I got more votes than even the independent candidates running for President for the most part. That means, they had to look and find us to make that vote. That took work because the County Clerk made it hard to find us on the ballot.

I’m sure I speak for Tracy Caprioni and I that to have your trust and to get those votes was truly an honor and I think all of you for your support. This was my first time running for office and it was certainly a learning process. An eye opener if you would. I had nothing against either party. I just felt I and Tracy were the better people for the job this time around. With more time and prep work, we might change it next time. I do look forward to getting involved in more community and political groups in the future. I also look forward to giving this country its recognized 28th amendment to the Constitution. For more information, look at http://www.boldtruth.com.

Thank you.

Scott Neuman

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4 Hours to go. Regardless of who you vote for, Go Vote!

I love the Governor. “There is no more voter fraud then normal in NJ”. The GOP party is clearly responsible for election fraud as our lawsuit showed. It was so clear, the 3rd circuit court of Appeals rushed our case to be heard in their court two weeks ago. They were so shocked by what NJ did after we offered clear cut proof of election fraud that they tossed out the Federal Court in NJ’s ruling against us so fast, heads must of spun.

There is still time to fix the County Clerk’s illegal behavior in removing our slogans and not bracketing the Democratic-Republican Party candidates in the counties we requested as by law. Please vote for me. Vote for Tracy Caprioni. Vote for Eugene Laverge and Frederick LaVergne and Len Marshall.

I’m standing up for Fair elections. Fair to the parties, independents and the voters. Something you won’t get unless you vote for me. No one else is fighting for you other then the Democratic-Republican Party candidates.

A lot of you wrote me saying you were voting for me. I value that to no small terms. Thank you for your vote. With a little luck and your vote, Tracy and I might win. Please share this.

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Sandy Hurricane

The Neuman Families thoughts are with all those who have been and continue to be impacted by the strong storms. We are having phone and power issues off and on. If you need to reach us, email us at sneuman@recordweb.com and we’ll contact you back as soon as possible. Again, our prayers to everyone that is affected by this storm.

Scott Neuman

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Asbury Park Press tries to hose Scott Neuman

I can’t believe I’m starting to dislike the Asbury Park Press. Why? As a candidate for Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, I answered two questioners and Tracy M. Caprioni also answered the questions about how we’d work to make the county a better place for the voters and people that live here. I compliment Tracy pretty well here and I appreciate his expertise in a number of areas and look forward to working with him.

Imagine my surprise when I see that they didn’t bother to print Tracy’s replies at all, nor did they print Frederick John LaVergne’s replies and decided after I had replied, to add more questions but the Asbury Park Press never sent them to me to answer. And if you read my answers to the questions they did ask, I answered the other questions already. I  answered them on my own because the subjects needed to be brought up and dealt with.
For what they did print, here are the questions I did answer so you could make a decision on hiring me for the job of Freeholder for Ocean County. http://php.app.com/survey_presidential/?ptype=viewresponse&id=79

Also, they bumped Fred from the upcoming Debate and only included Runyon and Adler.

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Stand up for Popcorn. Help the Cub/Boy Scouts of Pack 44 / Whiting Wawa Manchester on 10/14.

Update: Thanks guys. We sold a ton of popcorn, and meet a lot of former Eagle Scouts that stopped by and supported our Den and Pack.
And Pack 44 of the Scouts will be at the Whiting Wawa on Sunday selling Popcorn. All types and flavors. Help Den 9 and 10 from 9:00am from 3:00pm at Rt 539 and Rt 70 and I’ll be there from 1:30pm to 3:00pm saying hi to voters as I stand up for the position of Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Look for me standing by the huge bag of popcorn. http://www.scottneumanforfreeholder. com/
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Freeholders celebrate while the Bay Burns.

The Election for Ocean Board of Chosen Freeholders isn’t over yet but for some reason, the GOP candidates are having a party this Saturday in celebration of their victory. While the rest of the country seems to be dipping in unemployment, our Freeholders, that watch over 300,000+ people, are hanging their hat on 11% unemployment. They’ve basically said they aren’t spending any more money on the Barnegat Bay and it is fast declining even though there are green ways to treat most of the water and streams feeding into it that won’t break the bank. (One Candidate said “It’s just too expensive to fix the feeders” but hasn’t provided any studies to that effect.
Freeholders watch over the county. They are people elected to do a job. A job they haven’t done very well in the last five years. And since they are the GOP, they have no one to blame other than other GOP’s that haven’t help our county, like Congressmen Runyon and Smith. There are better Candidates out there for Congress like Frederick John LaVergne (who roasted both Runyon and Adler in the Asbury Park Press Debates) and Leonard Marshall. In addition, I’m applying for the Job of Freeholder as is my partner, Tracy M. Caprioni who might be one of the hardest working Math teachers in the Asbury School District. Tracy and I think along the same lines. With my business knowledge and Tracy’s understanding of Unions and his concern for the Bay, we both feel we can make a difference in our county. We are asking for your vote, come November 6th.

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Should we re-elect the GOP of NJ?

In Reply to an Opinion in the Asbury Park Press on 10/06/12 on why should we vote for Obama that has “done nothing”.

And no one is happy to see the unemployment rate drop nationwide to 7.8% and may go down again next month, no one but the President, Independents and the Democrats. Politics as usual has to end. It will end when we stand up and start replacing politicians that cater to big money that put them in office to do their bidding.

 I agreed to run for Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders with Tracy M. Caprioni for that reason. Tracy and I could care less about politics or finding “players” new jobs within the system. We want to work for the betterment of Ocean County citizens.

Why are we electing a group of people (The GOP that runs the County, and the two Congressional districts, and the state) that have worked in our county and District to loss jobs to a level that hasn’t come down from the top scale of 11%, (I do blame Christie, Runyon and the Freeholders for job losses, this is NJ, they have to own it), let Ritacco run wild with taxpayer money, let the bay and streams continue to be polluted when they have the power to stop and reduce it, and to a  Congress that worked to stop the President that was duly elected by the people who wanted change, for a four-year term, only to slam the guy to a stop after two years and complain his way wasn’t working, only 7 days after he was elected (Romney). The plan was a fair four years and in spite of an obstructionist Congress, we see a stock market that recovered, wars ending that drained our coffers, and the unemployment rate starting to drop outside NJ and a terrorist brought to terrorist justice. This was going to take 4 to 8 years to recover. I never expected the GOP to fight for a loss.

I’m standing up for Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders with Tracy M. Caprioni. http://www.democratic-republicanparty.org

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