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Why July?

In the APP:


From the story:

“I’m going to follow the ordinance and the state statutes to the letter. Since they think it’s very pressing I do, they should do the same as well. We’re all running for the same office. We’re all running for freeholder. Shouldn’t there be a level playing field?” he said.

Well his way of following most of the statute is to not show up at meetings for the formal votes but to still run everything. And most people in Belmar couldn’t care whether the mayor thinks it’s unfair that he has to follow Belmar law and Arnone doesn’t.  We don’t want our mayor taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from bars, unions, vendors to the town and from people who benefit from development, especially considering the secretive way this town is run and with a council that think it’s job is to show up at senior lunches.


Doherty said the (under $300) donations would be filed with the Belmar municipal clerk with the next required campaign filings on Oct. 11. He said he chose July 13 as the start date for releasing small donations because that is when Belmar filed its pay-to-play law with New Jersey Secretary of State.

That July 13 date is completely arbitrary.  Judge Gummer has already determined that the statute did not have to be filed with the Secretary of State to be legally binding. If he wants to follow the ordinance “to the letter” he needs to make public all donations including from the primary.

I think he’s hiding something.


  1. MM wrote:

    Yes, the giant maxed out check from D’Jais!

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 9:47 am | Permalink
  2. Resign Matt wrote:

    You have lost the confidence of the people of Belmar. Resign

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 10:33 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    ABC can audit all of the liquor establishments.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

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