HOLMDEL, NJ - Fair Haven was the new campaign launch site for Monmouth County Democrats on Saturday, March 20th as the competing tickets for LD13 Senate and Assembly are now in full view for voters to review.

The county conventions are over and the party choices have been made.

On the Monmouth Republican side, Senator Declan O'Scanlon has two running mates, newcomer Vicky Flynn and veteran Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger.

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The three will run together as a team on the Monmouth County Republican ticket this year.

On the Monmouth Democrat side, a new NJ Senate candidate is on a slate with two running mates for NJ State Assembly. They are Hazlet resident and military veteran Vincent Solomeno, Erin Howard and Allison Friedman. They announced their campaign near O'Scanlon's home turf with about 70 people in attendance on Saturday.

Senator Declan J. O'Scanlon's biography includes a B.A. Monmouth University (Psychology) and B.S. Monmouth University (Finance). He is Chief Executive Officer, FSD Enterprises L.L.C. He previously served as a Councilman with the Borough of Little Silver Council 1994-2007. His legislative leadership includes service in the Senate from 2018-present and the General Assembly 2008-2017, Republican Budget Officer 2011-2017, Policy Co-Chair 2010-11, Assistant Republican Whip 2009

Vincent Solomeno is  a third generation Monmouth County resident. According to his biography, he attended public schools and graduated from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (M.A.S.T.) at Sandy Hook before earning his Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton. He is the recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and J. William Fulbright Scholarship. As a Fulbright Scholar, he received a Master of Arts from the University of Amsterdam. As a Captain in the New Jersey Army National Guard, he deployed overseas in support Operation Enduring Freedom as a future operations officer for U.S. Army Central Command. A recipient of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, he was called to active duty during and after Superstorm Sandy. In 2020, he was an operations officer helping coordinate the New Jersey National Guard’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

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