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Mayor Greg Buontempo Endorses Ron Emma

“Over the past two years as Mayor, I have worked hard to restore honesty and integrity at Town Hall.  I enthusiastically endorse Ron Emma because he is the only candidate committed to continuing our progress on the Township Committee.” – Mayor Greg Buontempo

Committeeman Prakash Santhana endorses Ron Emma.  Please check out his post in the Patch: Holmdel At A Crossroads
Former Deputy Mayor Mike Nikolis endorses Ron Emma.  Please read his endorsement: Facebook page
CAMPAIGN BUZZ

Check out our new page "Remember?" for things that voters should remember about Impreveduto.

May 13, 2021

 

The Inconvenient Truths

In the movie “A Few Good Men”, Colonel Nathan Jessup (played by Jack Nicholson), on the witness stand in court, responded to a prosecutor’s question by saying “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!”.

 

Pat Impreveduto is trying to get his son elected. As a long-time elected official, his actions and deeds are a matter of public record. To contrast what they say they want to do and what they have done, we highlighted a few of Impreveduto’s past actions because, as William Shakespeare wrote, “the past is prologue”.

 

While these truths may be inconvenient to my opponent, we ask him to tell us which of the following is not true:

1. Did Impreveduto not present the option to Holmdel residents in 2012 to sell parts of Cross Farm Park or raises taxes only to rescind a few shorts weeks later after strong objections by residents? See our first video on Things to Remember About Impreveduto.

2. Did Impreveduto not vote to pay an extra $10,000 payment to a fellow Committeeman in 2013 and the payment was the reason that the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office asked Holmdel Township to refer a violation of ethics law to the New Jersey Ethics Board? See our second video on Things to Remember About Impreveduto.

3. Did a developer not donate $3,000 to Impreveduto’s campaign in 2017 – the only donations made by that developer to any Holmdel or Monmouth County candidate over 30 years -and, coincidentally or not, the developer’s property was added to Holmdel’s affordable housing plan even though the Holmdel Planning Board had denied the development just the year before due to flooding concerns?

4. Did Impreveduto not vote to award Holmdel Township Engineer a $160,000 project in 2017 without a competitive bid and then received the maximum allowed contribution from the Township Engineer just two weeks later?

5. Despite extensive reporting by the Asbury Park Press, does Impreveduto deny receiving a 30% salary increase without a public vote in 2020, a COVID-19 year in which thousands struggled financially?

Whether it’s because they can’t defend Impreveduto’s public record or not, my opponent now tries to characterize this as “hate” and “evil”. It seems like my opponent can’t handle the truth.

Actions speak louder than words!

Please vote for Ron Emma, column 5, for Holmdel Township Committee on June 8th Republican Primary.

He will serve in an ethical and transparent manner!

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May 6, 2021

 

"What's Past Is Prologue"

Pat Impreveduto, a long-time public political figure, is campaigning to get his son elected but they want you to think that reminding voters of Impreveduto’s past public record and actions is an attack on his family.

They also want you to believe that they support open space, first responders, and fiscal responsibility.

Consider this:

 

I was the only candidate that opposed the plans for over-development by mega sports club on our open space in 2015 and 2016. I stood with our residents that organized against these plans long before deciding to run for office.

 

Preserve Holmdel, the Holmdel residents group formed in response to these infringements on our open space and are now currently involved in township matters to preserve the quality of life in Holmdel, recently announced their endorsement of my candidacy!

 

In 2019 after the results of Dr. Harry Carter’s Fire Study were publicly released, I became a Charter Member of FAST (“Fire Action Safety Today”), a Holmdel residents group formed to pushed fire safety improvement. I was a vocal supporter of a centrally-located firehouse and a much-needed fire engine.

In fact, because of how vocal and persistent I was at Holmdel Township Committee meetings when the Holmdel Township Committee voted to fund the new fire engine, they turned to the camera and said that “Ron, this is for you.” Check out the video in our Videos tab.

 

​I also came out in support of the capital improvements needed for our Police Department and First Aid Squad in this year’s budget.

I am the only candidate that was engaged in the township’s issues by attending the Township Committee meetings in-person (pre-COVID) long BEFORE I decided to run for office.

 

They say that actions speak louder than words and a man is judged by the company he keeps.

Pat Impreveduto has a public record and is campaigning to get his son elected. It’s not only relevant but important that voters are reminded of Impreveduto’s public record and “deeds”. In particular, just last year, Pat Impreveduto and the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners secretly gave themselves 30% salary increases while many residents and small businesses struggled financially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

On June 8th, vote for Ron Emma, column 5, for Holmdel Township Committee.

 

He will serve in an ethical and transparent manner.

April 26, 2021

 

Flooding at Palmer Ave

I received a question on why I didn’t comment on the proposed 60-unit development on Palmer Ave.  Here’s my reply:

 

“In 2017, Pat Impreveduto, then Holmdel Deputy Mayor ran for Monmouth County Board of Freeholders and received $3,000 donations from the developer of that Palmer Ave property. 

 

Coincidentally or not, the development was added to Holmdel affordable housing plan even though it had been denied by Holmdel Planning Board just the year before due to a flooding problem.  I’m on the Holmdel Planning Board and that development is currently before the Planning Board, so I cannot publicly comment.

 

Last year, Pat Impreveduto, along with other Monmouth County Board of Commissioners secretly gave themselves a 30% salary increase in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic – while many residents and small businesses struggled.

 

Impreveduto is now actively campaigning to get his son elected as Holmdel Township Committee – endorsed by Monmouth County party bosses.  These are the kind of issues I’m fighting against.

 

Both Republican and unaffiliated voters can vote in the Republican Primary.  Tell all Holmdel Republican and unaffiliated voters you know to vote for me for Holmdel Township Committee on June 8th.  I will serve in an ethical and transparent manner.”

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April 22, 2021

 

Thank You Preserve Holmdel for your Endorsement!

For those that may not be familiar with them, Preserve Holmdel is a Holmdel resident group originally formed in response to changes proposed at Cross Farm Park.  They are currently involved in several township matters to preserve the quality of life in Holmdel.

 

In an email sent to its members, Preserve Holmdel indicated its support for me in the June 8th Republican primary.  If elected, I will do everything in my power to preserve Holmdel’s unique character; while governing ethnically and ensuring transparency in all our expenditures.

 

Thank You Preserve Holmdel!

April 13, 2021

 

The Truth about "Endorsed Candidate"

My opponent wants you to believe that he is the “endorsed candidate”. Except he didn’t tell you that the endorsement is from party bosses including the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners (and my opponent’s father) that secretly gave themselves 30% salary increases last year during the COVID-19 pandemic while many residents and small businesses struggled.

 

This election is about fighting back against corrupt party bosses’ expansion into local politics, open space, and environmental issues in Holmdel.

 

I will serve in an ethical and transparent manner and

put the interests of Holmdel first!

 

If you opted to vote by mail, please vote for Ron Emma, Holmdel Township Committee, Column 5!

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April 13, 2021

 

Let's Support Our First responders!

You know me as a vocal supporter of public safety.

I watched the video of the Township Committee budget meeting in February and saw the deplorable locker condition for the Holmdel Police Department.

 

The Holmdel First Aid Squad needed and requested $300,000 capital improvement to their Crawfords Corner facility. For those of you that are not familiar with the Holmdel First Aid Squad, they are an all-volunteer organization with over 60 members. They answer about 1,400 to 1,500 calls per year - 24/7. They don’t charge or bill residents for their services such as transporting them to the hospitals at all hours. Capital improvements they requested are for changing rooms, a meeting/training room able to fit the more than 60 members, a bunk room, a kitchen, work/office space, and a lounge room.

 

I wholeheartedly support our Police Department and First Aid Squad. I say let’s find them the dollars they need ASAP in this year’s budget!

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April 18, 2021

 

Holmdel Deserves An Ethical & Transparent Local Government!

The Asbury Park Press has been reporting that the Monmouth County Board of Commissioners received more than 30% salary increases last year in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic - while thousands of residents and small businesses struggled financially.  The APP now reports that the Board did this in secret – it was never publicly voted on - and there are now calls for a state investigation.

 

Link to Asbury Park Press article

 

Among those that benefited from the salary increases is Pat Impreveduto, a member of the Board of Commissioners and former Holmdel Mayor and Township Committeeman.  This was the same office that Impreveduto was elected to after receiving “pay-to-play” campaign contributions from a Holmdel developer and the Township Engineer.

 

You already know me as a vocal supporter of public safety – EMS, Police, and Fire.  I promise to govern in an ethical and transparent manner!

 

Please vote for Ron Emma for Holmdel Township Committee at the June 8th Republican Primary.

April 3, 2021

 

Holmdel Takes Delivery of New Fire Engine!

 

 

 

Holmdel Takes Delivery of New Fire Engine!

For the past two years, I have been very vocal about the need for a new, much-needed fire engine and a centrally located firehouse. So, I am thrilled that Holmdel finally took delivery of the new fire engine last month! The new centrally-located firehouse is now being constructed next to the U.S. Post Office.

 

I will maintain my unwavering support for public safety!

April 3, 2021

 

"Ron, this is for you!"

​Due to my vocal support at prior Township Committee meetings, I received a "shout out" for the approval of a new, much-needed fire truck at the Dec. 18, 2019 Township Committee. The new fire truck was delivered in March 2021!

 

Public Safety - First Aid, Police, Fire, Emergency Management, etc - will be an important priority for me!

April 14, 2021

 

Thank you Holmdel Township Committeeman Prakash Santhana for your support!

Vote for Ron Emma on June 8th Republican primary!

 

I got to know Ron Emma when we both were Charter Members of the Holmdel resident group FAST - Fire Action Safety Today. It was clear from the beginning that Ron cared about Holmdel. He was instrumental in pushing the Holmdel Township Committee to provide funding for the new centrally-located firehouse and the much-needed fire engine.

 

I truly believe Ron will promote transparency and fiscal responsibility. He is keen on efficiently managing the town’s affairs. He is not a politician!

Holmdel is a small town and should not be a place for politics. Outside forces are propping up a candidate so that they could control and influence Holmdel matters. We need to fight hard to keep these outside forces at bay.

 

Vote for Ron Emma for Holmdel Township Committee in the June 8th Republican Primary!

 

Ron Emma would help us achieve an open, transparent, and ethical local government.

 

Please "Like" or "Follow" his Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Emma4HolmdelTC

 

Prakash Santhana

Township Committeeman, 2020 - 2022

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March 29, 2021

 

Ron Emma announces his candidacy for Holmdel Township Committee

 

Dear Fellow Republican:

 

We are excited to announce the candidacy of Ron Emma.

 

Ron currently serves on the Planning Board and had served as an HYAA coach in basketball and softball.  He has been a strong advocate for public safety.  As a Charter Member of the Holmdel resident group FAST, Ron was very vocal in pushing for a centrally located firehouse and much-needed new fire engine.   A new fire engine was just delivered this March and a new firehouse is now being constructed next to the Holmdel U.S. Post office, more than six years after Fire Company #1 was disbanded in 2014 that exposed half of Holmdel without adequate fire coverage.

                                                                                                   As a Vice President in a global supply chain company, Ron has extensive experience in sales, marketing, operations, and management.  He is a great listener and a decisive decision-maker.

 

Ron, a Holmdel resident for 15 years, is married with a daughter who is a Holmdel student.

 

Let’s continue with the momentum for an open and transparent governing body that will govern with integrity and in the best interests of Holmdel residents.  This is the kind of leadership we need and deserve in Holmdel, especially in these troubled times.

 

Vote for Ron Emma in the upcoming June Republican primary!