Monday, March 31, 2008

Walsh, Grenafege nominated by MT Dems to run in Nov.

Caption: Middletown Board of Education member Patricia A. Walsh has been selected, along with township resident Jim Grenafege, by the Middletown Democratic Executive Committee to run for two open seats on the Township Committee in November.


For Immediate Publication

March 31, 2008

POC: Joe Caliendo
Chairman, Middletown Democrats
8 Daniel Drive, Middletown, NJ 07748


MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP (MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ) — The Middletown Democratic Executive Committee has selected township residents Patricia A. Walsh and James Grenafege for the party’s nomination for Township Committee this year.

The executive committee made its choice on Thursday, March 27 at the American Legion, in Leonardo.

“I am so please to be able to represent my party this year in the race for Township Committee during the General Election,” Walsh said. “But I am far more eager to represent my friends and neighbors on the Middletown Committee for the next three years following the election.”

Walsh is currently a member of the school board, and has served on that body for the past 12 years. This service has garnered her as the most veteran elected official in Middletown currently. “It has always been my opinion that an elected official should not serve on two bodies. Consequently, I will resign from the school board should I be elected in November by Middletown’s electorate.”

Grenafege said, “I am very pleased and proud to be selected by the Democratic Party in Middletown to represent them in the General Election. I look forward to the process and will be working to victory in November.”

Walsh is a long-time resident of the township. Walsh’s professional experience is in printing and publishing. Meanwhile, Grenafege is a professional consultant.

Walsh earned her bachelor’s degree at Carnegie-Mellon University, in Pa., and Grenafege earned his master’s degree at Montclair State University, in Montclair.

“Mrs. Walsh and Mr. Grenafege are both dedicated to our community in Middletown. They are true public servants and have the interests of the town at heart,” Middletown Democratic Chairman Joseph Caliendo said. “I know these two will make sure that things start getting run above board in this township. It’s the right time and these are the right people for Middletown.”

According to Caliendo, he said the Middletown Democratic Party would not field a candidate that would endorse, seek or advocate an increase in the Municipal Operating Budget. “It’s time for Middletown to see some tax relief, and the Democratic Party is the body that is going to do that after November when there is a Democratic majority on the Middletown governing body again,” Caliendo said.

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