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Township Committee - Three year term, vote for twoHolmdel Township is governed under the township form of government. The five-member Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle. At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor. The Township Committee exercises control over the conduct of municipal business by means of legislation through ordinances or resolutions, approval and adoption of the annual budget and the formulation of policy to be carried out by the staff.

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  • Gregory Buontempo
    (Rep)

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    Michael Jenkins
    (Dem)

  • Domenico 'DJ' Luccarelli
    (Rep)

  • Joseph Romano
    (Dem)

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Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Romano-Jenkins-2020-104994057969821
Website www.holmdeldems.org
Campaign Address Twitter: @holmdeldems
Education Executive MBA: NYU Stern Business School Undergrad: RPI - BS Mechanical Engineering
There are too many issues to list here -- the biggest in my mind is the Republican in-fighting since it fosters a poisonous and unproductive environment; this subsequently hampers the rest of the Committee's positive efforts and forces the Committee as a whole into a generally reactionary posture. Solid leadership in my opinion stems from sound decision-making and timely change; if elected, Joe Romano and I would enable the Township Committee to, for the first time in a long time, operate nimbly with a proactive and anticipatory approach. We will work collaboratively with the Board of Education, will scrutinize all spending, will cut where we can without sacrificing quality, will invest in our Police Force and Fire Department to make sure we are adequately protected and we'll push as hard as we can so any and all positive change occurs as swiftly as possible.
I’ve led in the military and have flown armed $37M aircraft in both Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom campaigns – I know how to work collaboratively even on the most elite teams and how to make sound and timely decisions, even under considerable pressure. I hold an Executive MBA from NYU (Stern Business School) – I know what to do with money and how to maximize its utility to best serve our community. In my current role, I cover the healthcare capital equipment business for all major hospitals and reference laboratories in the most difficult market in the world (New York City) and have grown market share since I started 10 years ago from less than 20% to over 85% - I know how to make something from nothing in the most adverse of environments.
Joe and I have navigated the highly-regulated healthcare environment and have found substantial success for many years – We know how money works and know how to spend smartly – we won’t be swayed by the type of back-room deals that have historically plagued this community’s Republican leadership – we won’t do things the same way just because that’s the way they’ve always been done. Vote for Joe Romano and Mike Jenkins for Holmdel Township Committee.
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