Wed Aug 19, 2015
Millstone Democrats Club Meeting
Millstone Township Community Center
463 Stagecoach Road, Millstone Township, NJ 08510
The Millstone Democrats club meeting is scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm
We listen to our neighbors to ensure that all voices are heard and considered.
We are greater together
MTDO Endorses Joann Downey for NJ District 11 State Assembly
JOANN DOWNEY is an attorney who has spent her career fighting for the disadvantaged. She is now running for State Assembly to create a Monmouth County her young daughters will one day be able to proudly call their home. The daughter of a New Jersey State Trooper, Downey is a former Deputy State Attorney General who prosecuted cases of child abuse and neglect. Today, Downey is in private practice and advocates for accident victims and victims of negligence.
As a resident of Freehold Township, Downey sees opportunities to make Monmouth County more affordable for middle-class families. She would like to preserve and protect our open space and clean water. She would also like to ensure the future viability of our roads and transportation network, as well as grow our economy to support new jobs.
Downey received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her law degree from New York Law School. She also holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Boston University. Downey and her husband Stephen, a professor of history at Ocean County College are parents to two young girls, Siobhan and Saoirse.
District #11 Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbour, Long Branch, Neptune, Neptune Township, Ocean Township (Monmouth), Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls, West Long Branch
MTDO Endorses Eric Houghtaling for NJ District 11 State Assembly
A lifelong resident of Neptune Township, ERIC HOUGHTALING has consistently given back to the community in which he and his family lived and where he raised his own family. Now, he’s running for State Assembly to ensure that middle class families have the same opportunities he had—being able to live, work, and raise a family in Monmouth County.
A current member of Neptune’s Township Committee and a former mayor, Eric has been at the forefront of efforts to control local property taxes while improving the quality of life for residents.
Eric is a career electrician and a 38-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 400, where he has been an elected officer for 14 years, and also a representative to the Monmouth and Ocean Counties Central Labor Council. Through his work with labor, Eric has gained a keen understanding of the issues facing working families, including the need for us to create good jobs at good wages, reining in the cost of education, and keeping our communities affordable for the next generation.
Eric gained his middle-class values from his parents—his father a mechanic, his mother a local school cafeteria worker, who stressed the importance of hard work and family. Eric and his wife, Linda, have three grown children, a son and two daughters and seven grandchildren.
High Property Tax – getting your money’s worth from property tax?
High property taxes still in effect, downward trend of Millstone Township population; while, no enough tax base to offset the high taxes.Show More