State Sen. Kevin O’Toole (R-40) solidified his status last night as Gov. Chris Christie’s legislative right arm and Essex County GOP conduit to the Republican Party’s statewide action apparatus.
At his annual fundraiser at Il Tulipano, again featuring Christie as the keynoter, O’Toole raised in the neighborhood of $225,000 at an event, all told, attended by 700 people.
“There is no one I count on more in the Legislature than Kevin O’Toole,” Christie told the crowd. “He is a friend who was encouraging to me in 2009 when no one thought I can win.”
O’Toole was moved by the governor’s words.
“I’m deeply honored that the governor took time from his busy schedule,” said the senator from Cedar Grove. “I gladly signed up to be a foot soldier for Chris Christie. It means you have to move forward. It means you have to be seen and heard. We have one shot in our lifetime, and Chris Christie is moving mountains. I really believe in him. We make a good team.”
Those in attendance included Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21), state Sen. Tony Bucco (R-25), state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-13), state Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24), Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-40), Assemblyman David Russo (R-40), Bergen County Executive Kathe Donovan, LD 39 GOP Assembly candidates Rob Hermansen and Karen Mastriano, and former state Sen. Bill Gormley, up from Atlantic County.
ELEC's complaint against Hoboken Councilman Beth Mason is a nightmare for the former mayoral candidate, who could face $2.6 million in fines.Read More >
Days Since Last Christie Press Conference (Jan. 9)
Bridget Anne Kelly’s attorney says lawmakers rushed to judgement An attorney for former top Gov. Chris Christie administration official Bridget Anne Kelly filed paperwork arguing his client shouldn’t have to comply with a legislative subpoena. The documents, filed by Kelly attorney Michael Critchley, argues lawmakers rushed to judgment...
By Suzanne M. Walters When unions representing local police and firefighters cannot agree to new contract terms with local governments, State law mandates that the parties submit to binding arbitration. A third-party referee, then, sets the... Read More >
"I can talk to folks on the corner, and I can talk to people in the boardroom." - Newark Mayoral candidate Ras Baraka- PolitickerNJ.com
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.