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Dems Select Two Freeholder Candidates

Former Jackson Mayor, local Realtor will run against longtime incumbents

A newly chosen Democrat ticket for Ocean County freeholder will pit former Jackson mayor and local attorney Joseph Grisanti and Beachwood Realtor Patricia Barndt against Republican incumbents John C. Bartlett, Jr. and Gerry P. Little.

The November race saw changes after Democrats George Cevasco and Bonnie Verga withdrew as candidates. Kevin Barron, chairman of the Candidate Screening Committee for the Ocean County Democrats, said the pair withdrew for personal reasons.

"We appreciate their interest and are sorry they weren't able to run, but we are excited and energized about Patricia Barndt and Joseph Grisanti," Barron said.

Grisanti and Barndt were nominated and unanimously chosen as the candidates at the county Democratic meeting Sunday, Barron said.

Also on the ballot for the two county seats are independents Scott Neuman of Toms River and Tracy Caprioni of Brick.

Doris Cauda September 11, 2012 at 11:34 PM
We don't need a third party, we need TERM LIMITS. Two terms and you're out! It was good enough for our Founding Fathers (they must be turning in their graves!) Serve your two terms and then go back to your real job. We don't need career politicians!
Scott Neuman September 11, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Doris. I totally agree.
So Much to Say September 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Ditto!!!!
So Much to Say September 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM
This is hilarious!!!!!!
Hector Logan September 12, 2012 at 03:05 AM
I know that of what I speak of. Same story, different faces. If you are against democrats and republicans, why do you even care to have the name democrat-republican? Oh ya.. to trick people into thinking it's something else
Scott Neuman September 12, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Trick? You still don't give the voters if Ocean County enough credit. And I bet I get more the 100 votes. You probably aren't familar with the Party. I get it but we've got people running together in many counties under the party heading that one of the greatest Americans founded. Jefferson, Madision and Monroe. It's pretty easy to say both Parties have moved far and away from the liberties and representation those named founding fathers wanted you and I to have. If this wasn't true, why on Earth would both Parties try to hide the fact that America has a ratified Amendment that had 80% of the states of the time voting yes. Http://www.boldtruth.com clearly shows you and I have a 28th amendment. Read the court filing and the proof of ratification. I await questions after you read it.
Holgate September 12, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Scott, give it a rest. You have less then a zero shot. Barlett and Little will win big.
Donna Griffin September 12, 2012 at 03:53 AM
If ANYONE thinks that our national debt crisis is going to be resolved without cuts across the board, I have a bridge I'd like to sell them. OVERSPENDING has gotten our nation into this mess just as it has gotten the average American family into a mess. If we do not tighten our money belts, we had best start teaching our children how to speak Chinese, because this nation will implode due to inaction.
Scott Neuman September 12, 2012 at 04:12 AM
You don't mind if I and Tracy take our best shots, do you?
KC September 12, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Legend in your mind going on I think. Even Republicans can see through Mittsie.
KC September 12, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Why isn't there a declared Independent Party! That's where most of us stand. Tired of these two parties' more of the same.
KC September 12, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Republicans for Rich, Dems for illegal and minority. The middle class people need a lobbyist and a real candidate.
KC September 12, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Or it could just mean they are untouched by corruption of the two parties. How 'bout that for a concept.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM
KC - that's who we are - we selected "Democratic-Republican" because it is the name of the party of Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, and JQ Adams....we (and they) stand for Strict interpretation of and adherence to our Constitution, and the principle that the Constitution is to be a bit in the mouth of government, with the reins held firmly by We, the People - twitched as needed at the polls. We believe in the primacy of States' and individual rights, and are against the central banking system that has broken the economy for all but the uber-wealthy. The D's and R's have cut a deal with one another. They know the district is primarily going to vote Republican (under past circumstances), and so the dems put up sacrificial candidates and make whatever deal they can. Meanwhile, they ran two "place-holder" candidates for Freeholder, just to keep their ballot line. We have a ballot line this fall, although the Board of Elections (controlled by the lobbyists that run both parties) tried to block us. We are adhering to the laws as written. The major parties have nowhere near the support needed to garner the special treatment they receive, and we will be proving that in the upcoming weeks before the election. When you hear about "Article the First", "De-certification", and the "Change the Rules Pledge"....that's the Democratic-Republican party. We have real answers for the most pressing issues at the Federal, State, County, and local levels...
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 12, 2012 at 12:28 PM
See above, Sal...we're coming. Tracy M. Caprioni and Scott Neuman, "Democratic-Republicans" for Ocean County Freeholder Frederick John LaVergne, District Three, and Len Marshall, District 4, "Democratic-Republicans" for Congress, and E. M. LaVergne, "Democratic-Republican" for Senate
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 12, 2012 at 12:33 PM
So, Holgate and Hector, already surrendered? All kidding aside - take a look into what's going on. Hector, as to the name of the party, you may want to do a little light reading in a history book as to the roots of the two "major" parties, and to what "Democratic-Republican" means.
Hector Logan September 12, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Ok, 150 votes because you might get the votes of the 50 history buffs out there who embrace the phoenix of the forgotten party. My Prediction Bartlett-Little: 70% Dems - 29.5% Dem_Rep - 0.5%
Hector Logan September 12, 2012 at 06:02 PM
And what about my people? What are all of you rich and wealthy business owners going to do for the growing latino population in Toms River and around the county? We're good enough to clean your house, cut your lawn and make your food, but what are YOU doing for us?
Scott Neuman September 12, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I'm thinking at least 300. 150 from the people that signed my petition that all know me from my town and the 150 from Brick that knows Tracy personally. And one more from you.
Hector Logan September 13, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I'm here illegally, so I get 3 votes. I already got my list of recently deceased from Acorn to give as names.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 13, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Scott, you can ignore Hector. Even if he does go to the polls, he's obviously a dedicated "R", and will pull the lever without conscious thought. For the REST of you readers, here's a fair explanation of what a "Democratic-Republican" IS, from history...and a conversation I had with a friend at the Department of Energy (Who I will be working with on the Oyster Creek issue).... http://www.scribd.com/doc/105804248/What-is-a-Democratic-Republican ?
Tracy M. Caprioni September 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Part 1. To understand the Democratic-Republican Party is to realize why such was created and the ramifications of such as it pertains to our constitution today. According to Richard Wolf of USA TODAY(12/22/11), "More than 2.5 million voters have left the Democratic and Republican parties since the 2008 elections, while the number of independent voters continues to grow. A USA TODAY analysis of state voter registration statistics shows registered Democrats declined in 25 of the 28 states that register voters by party. Republicans dipped in 21 states, while independents increased in 18 states. The trend is acute in states that are key to next year's presidential race. In the eight swing states that register voters by party, Democrats' registration is down by 800,000 and Republicans' by 350,000. Independents have gained 325,000.The pattern continues a decades-long trend that has seen a diminution in the power of political parties, giving rise to independents." People are becoming more aware that for the most part the parties have not strived for the best interests of people in this country.
Tracy M. Caprioni September 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Part 2. Many hard working men and women have been the victims of a troubled economy. The poverty rate in Ocean County has nearly doubled over the past decade, according to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Ocean County has a 10.3% unemployment rate. In fact, in the past few years its been the highest since 1990! We need a new voice in our government. We need to have people in government that have not shunned honor and integrity into the shadows of dust. Many politicians have forgotten and turned their backs upon the people they represent. Who are those people? I will name a few...they cook our meals, they take care of the old, they clean our streets, they teach our future, they put their lives on the line to run into burning buildings, they protect us while we sleep. People must rise and stop voting the old two party ideology and vote with their conscience and what is right. People must "DEMAND" and receive their God given right...a RIGHT to have something better. My name is Tracy Caprioni. I am standing for election this fall for freeholder in Ocean County along with Scott Newman. We were running as Democratic-Republicans. "Stand for what's right or settle for what's less"
Tracy M. Caprioni September 14, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Part 2. Many hard working men and women have been the victims of a troubled economy. The poverty rate in Ocean County has nearly doubled over the past decade, according to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Ocean County has a 10.3% unemployment rate. In fact, in the past few years its been the highest since 1990! We need a new voice in our government. We need to have people in government that have not shunned honor and integrity into the shadows of dust. Many politicians have forgotten and turned their backs upon the people they represent. Who are those people? I will name a few...they cook our meals, they take care of the old, they clean our streets, they teach our future, they put their lives on the line to run into burning buildings, they protect us while we sleep. People must rise and stop voting the old two party ideology and vote with their conscience and what is right. People must "DEMAND" and receive their God given right...a RIGHT to have something better. My name is Tracy Caprioni. I am standing for election this fall for freeholder in Ocean County along with Scott Newman. We are running as Democratic-Republicans. "Stand for what's right or settle for what's less"
Scott Neuman September 14, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Opinionated, I don't think most people have an issue with program cuts. President Obama's bill had program cuts also. What a lot of peoples issues are is that Candidate Romney and Ryan aren't being at all clear about what they'll be cutting. They just tossed a 1 Trillion tax cut into the mix and didn't bother to say from where. In addition, Romney has continued to say he'll remove the Capitol Gains Tax or a 15% profit to those that earn most of the money from investments. Romney is all investments. He doesn't take a salary anymore. That 15% that he is rmoving by example would earn some people $2 Billion dollars and by my calculations, $22 Million to Romney over 8 years. He certainly won't be needing the salary of President. Now, once he has done that, there isn't any tax increases, just program cuts, so you've given away billions and billions of dollars but haven't made it. All he has done is take from the poor and middle class and given to the wealth that benefit the most from this type of tax cut. If you think that's a good idea, then you vote for Romney. Nothing like shooting yourself in the foot also.
lifelonginbrick September 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM
I'm sorry but I don't want to bother with some half-baked party who hasn't been active since 1830. Yes it's a neat novelty to model yourself on an outdated party from over a hunderd years ago but the world has changed A LOT, this countries role in the world has changed A LOT, our social and cultural mores have evolved A LOT. I want a party that looks foward that will embrace the future and adapt for the challanges we face in the future not a party that wants to revive the past. I did a little reasearch into the "Democratic-Republican" party and it just sounds like the tea party's grandpa. I'm a Dem (which nowadays is more like the old school repub party of 50 years ago with a more progressive social twist). But if I decide to switch parties it will be more towards the Green and progressive party (I like what they stand for but don't hold much hope that they will be able to break through on the strangle hold the two traditional parties hold). Good Luck.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 14, 2012 at 05:30 PM
typo - 'left'...
Cardinal September 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Republicans just killed Veterans Jobs Bill, A disgrace, Vote Them Out !!!
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 21, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Just noted that several of my posts as Democratic-Republican Candidate for Congress in District Three have disappeared...
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress September 22, 2012 at 03:48 AM
KC - Want Change? Read the "Change the Rules Pledge" on NationalTruth.org. We've challenged all candidates for all public office to recuse themselves from the decision-making process (in committee, in the House and Senate) where a conflict of interest exists. There is much more to tell. You have finally got "good men and true" standing to represent you. Many people talk a good game - our guys live and breathe it.

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