Women for Kyrillos Coalition Announces County Leadership

With less than 50 days until voters head to the ballot box, the Women for Kyrillos coalition is ramping up their statewide efforts by organizing leadership in all 21 counties across New Jersey.

Middletown, September 18 -- With less than 50 days until voters head to the ballot box, the Women for Kyrillos coalition is ramping up their statewide efforts by organizing leadership teams, events, and fundraisers in all 21 counties across New Jersey. The coalition, which launched August 6th, is led by Statewide Chair Christine Giordano Hanlon, and Senator Joe Kyrillos’ wife, Susan Doctorian Kyrillos. Many female elected officials, including State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11th District), are among the coalition’s distinguished group of leaders.

“I have worked with Joe in the state legislature for many years, and am proud to be part of the Women for Kyrillos coalition leadership team,” said Senator Jennifer Beck. “Joe has done so much to make New Jersey a better place for women to live. As my colleague on the Judiciary committee, he has led the charge to appoint more female judges to the bench. He has also spearheaded initiatives that protect women from domestic violence and voted in favor of legislation that helps women maintain their privacy and insurance when trying to escape an abusive relationship. Most recently, he has compiled a jobs plan with several women-focused initiatives, like flexible work hours, that will not only help to empower women, but will restore our nation’s economic prosperity by creating job growth in all sectors. Joe Kyrillos will bring leadership, reform and a strong record on women's issues from New Jersey to Washington, and I will do all that I can to ensure his victory in November.”

The full list of coalition leadership is below*.


Hon. Dawn Marie Addiego

Hon. Diane Allen

Hon. Jennifer Beck

Hon. Mary Pat Angelini

Hon. Caroline Casagrande

Hon. Betty Lou DeCroce

Hon. DiAnne Gove

Hon. Amy H. Handlin

Hon. Alison Littell McHose

Hon. Nancy F. Munoz

Hon. Holly Schepisi

Hon. Donna M. Simon

Hon. Leanna Brown

Hon. Marcia A. Karrow

Chairwoman Ailish Hambel

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D.

Sherrine El-Abd

Anne Evans Estabrook

Diane Gooch

Gail Gordon

Bonnie Levin

Candace Straight



Hon. Maura DiNicola

Hon. Kathe Donovan (also a county chair)

Hon. Leah Arter

Hon. Mary Ann O'Brien

Hon. Kristine Gabor

Hon. Susan Sheppard

Hon. Lillian Burry

Hon. Serena DiMaso (also a county chair)

Hon. M. Claire French

Hon. Joan Bramhall

Hon. Ann Grossi

Hon. Julie Acton

Hon. Patricia Walsh

Hon. Susan Zellman

Hon. Mary Melfi

Hon. Sonya Harris

Hon.Lynda Pagliugi

Hon. Marie Knott

Hon. June DeHoff

Hon. Mary Chyb

Hon. Christina Ramirez

Hon. Ginny Haines

Hon. Claire Chamberlain

Hon. Jill Space

Hon. Patricia Quattrocchi

Hon. Jennifer Scully

Hon. Ann Tark

Hon. Marie Vicchiariello

Hon. Janice Mintz




Atlantic - Laura Pfrommer

Bergen - Hon. Kathe Donovan

Burlington - Hon. Leah Arter

Camden - Lynne Levin

Cape May - Hon. Lynda Pagliughi

Cumberland - Carleen Greco

Essex - Candy Straight

Essex- Marie Vicchiariello

Essex- Annette Scoca

Gloucester - Barbara Capelli

Hudson - Diana Davis

Hunterdon - Stephanie Pierce

Mercer - Chris Bator

Middlesex - Mary Chyb

Middlesex- Tonia Kulberda

Middlesex- Eleanor Walker

Monmouth - Hon. Serena DiMaso

Monmouth- Rose Olson

Monmouth- Kathleen Cody-Bjelka

Monmouth- Amy Speck

Monmouth- Selika Josiah-Gore

Monmouth- Kathleen Lodato

Monmouth – Hon. Toni Angelini

Morris - Christina Ramirez

Morris- Barbara Dawson

Ocean - Hon. Virginia Haines

Passaic - Nadine Bello

Passaic- Susan Enderly

Passaic- Linda Whelan

Salem - Julie Acton

Somerset - Janice Fields

Somerset – Bonnie Plotkin

Sussex - Hon. Susan Zellman

Union - Lisa Allen

Union - - Dorothy Burger

Warren - Nancy Brown 

Warren- Betty Schultheis


*committee in formation

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Jacklyn Corley September 21, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I recognize that the political season will bring out passionate discussion from our readers on both sides of the aisle. However, comments that are derisive, abusive or revert to name-calling of other users violate our TOS and will be promptly removed. This is a community forum for your friends and neighbor. If you wouldn't say something to a coworker at the water cooler, it doesn't belong here. An internet connection is not a license for incivility.
Spooner September 21, 2012 at 06:58 PM
...you exempting the Ocean County Gilmore Republican machine John?
John Jay September 21, 2012 at 08:07 PM
My focus is on Monmouth and Middlesex County. I say politically and legally fry ANYONE who engages in corruption. No exceptions.
Mac September 22, 2012 at 01:59 AM
libsrsic, just how inspiring can your candidate really be if it takes a Patch article to remind you he is running for office again?
Mac September 22, 2012 at 10:59 AM
This isn't the article to respond to your explanation challenge. However, when the proper article appears, I will be more than happy to entertain you on this subject. And it will appear. It's Ocean County. They can't help themselves enough for it not to appear.


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