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MTDO Endorses Jim Keady for NJ District 30

JIM KEADY is known by most in NJ as the man Governor Christie infamously told to "“shut up and sit down.” Keady has refused to do either.  He is standing up, speaking out, and running for the State Assembly in the 30th District.

Keady wears many hats….he is a father, small businessman, public speaker, advocate, theologian, coach, non-profit director and a fierce grassroots warrior for the common good. Keady served as former City Councilman in Asbury Park and has earned an international reputation as a labor rights activist. In 2001 Keady founded the non-profit organization, Educating for Justice (EFJ), winning major labor rights victories and multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of Nike factory workers in Indonesia. He is a highly sought out public speaker and has lectured at more than 500 schools in 44 states and in three different countries.

Keady currently runs his family's tavern in Ocean County and is responsible for overseeing all business operations,       a 20-person staff and a million dollar physical plant. Keady is also a former division one scholar-athlete and division one college coach. He has coached players at the youth, high school, college and professional levels through his goal-   keeping academy, the GK1 Club. 

Keady holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Joseph's University (PA), a master’s degree in theology from     St. John's University (NY) and has also done graduate work in the School of Education at Monmouth University.

Stories about Keady and his personal, professional and political life have been published by ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, HBO SPORTS, ESPN, BBC, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, the NY Times, Newsday, Reuters, the Jakarta Globe, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post and countless other television, print and radio outlets. Keady is a single father and lives in downtown Spring Lake with his six-year-old daughter Reese Ann.

To volunteer or contribute to the Keady For Assembly campaign, please visit

District #30—Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brielle, Farmingdale, Howell, Lake Como, Lakewood, Manasquan, Point Pleasant,     Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Wall

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MTDO Endorses Carol J. Rizzo for Monmouth County Freeholder

New Jersey has been my home since emigrating from Canada in 1984. I have owned my quaint Victorian home in Ocean Grove since 2001 and am a member of the Ocean Grove Civil Patrol. I serve as a trustee for the Neptune Township Economic Development Corporation, as well as on the Neptune Township Zoning Board of Adjustment.

I have had a long, successful career in financial services and, as a business technology executive, help businesses exploit information technology to improve customer service, reduce costs and increase the value they bring to customers and shareholders. I have been a VP at Fidelity Investments and the Chief Technology Officer at Citibank, AIG, and Kaiser Permanente.  I have been fortunate to work with some of the best      

 talents in technology, directing the talents of as many as 1700 people and budgets greater than $700 million. I have consulted to and sat on the advisory boards of technology startups and venture groups. Currently, I am consultant to a digital media startup in Morris County.

My partner, Yvonne Yetman, is a proud Jersey girl. She is a registered nurse and death investigator for the Regional Medical Examiners Office in Newark, NJ.  Our daughter, Lauren, will graduate this May with an MBA from Penn State. When Lauren was younger, I got involved with the Harvard, Massachusetts Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) where I first acted as the liaison to the School Board and later served as the PTO Co-President. I also learned how many different and innovative ways kids could solve a problem when I got the privilege of being a Math   Olympiad coach.

Today, I proudly sit on the Board of The Possibility Project; a highly successful youth program that uses the  performing arts to empower teenagers to transform the negative forces in their lives into positive action. .  I also sit on the Advisory Board of Emerge NJ, the premier training program for Democratic women with the goal of increasing the number of Democratic women in public office.

As of late, I have been helping to encourage the establishment of NPower in New Jersey, a successful technology training program for young adults and returning veterans.

In summer, I bike and boogie board and in winter, I play right wing for the Quarry Cats Women’s Ice Hockey team. Our team motto is “We Never Lose; We Just Run Out of Time”. 

Featured Event  

Wed Aug 26, 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

July 28, 2015

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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. 

July 28, 2015

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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 


July 27, 2015

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High Property Tax – getting your money’s worth from property tax?

High property taxes still in effect, downward trend of Millstone Township population; while, not enough tax base to offset the high taxes.

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