Monday, August 06, 2007
A message from Chairman Adam Puharic
Dear Fellow Republicans:
I wanted to take a moment to update you on the progress of our 2007 Monmouth County Republican ticket. Kim Guadagno for Sheriff, County Clerk Claire French, and Rob Clifton and Jeff Cantor for Freeholder are motivated, enthusiastic, focused and united. Our outstanding ticket is working hard to bring a Republican victory from the top of the ticket to elected office on the municipal level.
This past weekend, all of our Monmouth County Republican candidates were busy walking door to door, visiting voters, and listening to their concerns. I am impressed by their dedication, and you should know that our candidates have been walking since Memorial Day.
This past Wednesday, the 52nd Annual Monmouth County Republican Finance Gala was a tremendous success. The outstanding Finance Committee, led by Chairman Tom Gagliano, committee members John Bennett, Rick DeNoia, Shital Rajan, Senator Joe Kyrillos, and others raised more funds for our candidates than the prior three years. This is a testament to their commitment to a Republican victory this November, and their fidelity to our great party.
On a personal note, three weeks ago I resigned my position as public affairs specialist for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Despite misstatements by critics and partisans, maintaining the chairmanship alongside this employment was not a violation of the Hatch Act. The ability of a federal employee to serve as county chairman has been upheld by the Attorney General as a protected and cherished right for all American citizens.
However, this position did provide critics with an opportunity to attack the Republican party and smear our good names with baseless accusations. I was once called “half a chairman” for the necessary restrictions in fund raising as a federal employee. I have always maintained that the Republican party is bigger than any one man, even the chair-man. “Half a chairman” just organized a finance committee that succeeded in raising the most funds in the recent past. Our opponents should take note. It reminds me of the old adage “be careful what you wish for.”
The only thing this campaign is missing is you. Your help is sorely needed – as a volunteer, as a phone bank operator, as a member of the sign crew, or walking door to door with our great candidates. Please call us at Republican headquarters, (732) 431-6664. I’m looking forward to your call.
Monmouth County Republican Committee