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  • Stephen Clare
    commented 2019-08-18 18:35:42 -0400
    Tipping tweet – if there’s a lawsuit over this, will Declan agree to pay any settlements personally? Would be a shame for his constituents to pay a settlement for a tweet that didn’t really seem to accomplish or address anything, unless is he proposing making a mandatory legal minimum tip? Thank you in advance for your response
  • John Delaney
    commented 2019-08-17 23:13:18 -0400
    Senator O’Scanlon

    Loved how you stood up for the waitress.

    I think a media debate about proper tipping wouldn’t hurt, but, regarding your championship of the waitress Ashley, I find your argument that “Anthony H. Dierolf is a jerk” quite persuasive. A waiter or waitress would need to insult me verbally to my face to prevent me from paying what amounts to their living wage. Dierlof and future Mrs. Jerk may have spent their hour and a half at dinner rationalizing stiffing their waitress as if they were auditioning for Seinfeld – after all, that $21 buys a lot of alcohol to bring back to the hotel!

    Yes, you are a legislator and this isn’t legislation but you are a public figure and you stand up for decent and honorable behavior – and you oppose self-serving mean-spiritedness in a mean-spirited world. Good for you!

    John Delaney
  • J Keith DeWyngaert
    commented 2019-05-30 15:32:54 -0400
    There is a bill advancing through the State Legislature, “Patient Protection Act”, that appears designed to inhibit choice of medical care if that care would take place out of NJ. I don’t understand why anyone would want to limit our access to care or possibly insert delays in seeking care with bureaucratic processes engineered to create barriers. Why is the State meddling in Health Care decisions that should remain private and personal. For all of us, I ask you to oppose S. 3816.
  • Randy Stevenson
    commented 2019-04-17 03:44:26 -0400
    We had spoken in the past about cell towers. Now, I have a question about over head power lines. A homeowner operating a landscaping company under high power lines in Marlboro twp. has put many people in life threatening situations. He still continues to operate after a horrible truck accident on his property. JCP&L has requirements to call before you dig but nothing to do it you have overhead wires that can arch high electrical charges. Please let me know if you can help .
  • Chris Soldo Sr.
    commented 2019-03-06 09:35:38 -0500
    Need some advise! My fajitas been a recent victim of phishing credit card fraud at Santander bank in LS
  • Donald Pennfield
    commented 2018-11-27 11:20:45 -0500
    I don’t live in NJ but the work that Mr. O’Scanlon is doing for motorists should be copied in every state. Hats off to you Sir! And Thank You!
  • Fran Thomas
    commented 2018-11-15 16:30:04 -0500
    Where do I sign up to protest animal abuse and vote for laws to cover animals?

    Where do I sign up to say with NJ traffic, we need all the red light control we can get.
  • Robert Czekaj
    commented 2018-10-02 15:55:36 -0400
    I read your interesting article in the Asbury Park Press. I always thought it odd that one judge would be contracted by multiple municipalities and end up with multiple pensions. Have you ever heard it discussed to have a state judge paid to travel from one courthouse to another . This would solve some of the ridiculous salaries and pensions that we the people have to pay for.

  • Sam Stancheck
    commented 2018-09-19 22:21:37 -0400
    Just wanted to thank you Declan for fighting for the NJ taxpayer. When I think about all the reasons to leave NJ (and there are many) you are one of the few reasons I can think of to stay. Please keep fighting the good fight of liberty and low taxes! You are a breath of fresh air.
  • Brenda Reamy
    commented 2018-06-20 18:09:37 -0400
    My name is Brenda Reamy. I live in Union Beach, NJ and I’m urging you to vote YES on S1073. Stormwater is the biggest source of pollution in our waterways. More than 23 billion gallons of untreated sewage is discharged into waterways every year from our state’s outdated stormwater infrastructure and a majority of our waterways are not clean enough for drinking water, aquatic life, recreation, or fish consumption. Additionally, flooding in the state has increased as a result of more frequent and intense storms and more hard surfaces, such as pavement. S1073 will allow communities to the option to create stormwater utilities to combat these problems, creating waterways we can all enjoy.
  • Justin Ramkishun
    commented 2018-06-15 16:31:41 -0400
    Elected Official,

    I hope while voting on Assembly Bill A4132 AND Senate Bill S2731, you consider the effects of such irresponsible legislation. If these taxes are passed, hundreds of small businesses will close putting out thousands of people in the workforce. If you are truly for helping out your constituents, the people who live and work in your districts, you will vote NO. By voting YES, you will be showing us how BIG TOBACCO is still the priority.
  • Bob Cleary
    commented 2018-05-20 12:53:05 -0400
    Are you going to introduce a fix to mend the TTF “poison pill? I believe the gas tax money (23 cents) should stay and not have any of this fund go to the general fund or any new money grab. Please fight as a bipartisan effort. If you need my citizen support reach out on how I can help make NJ better.
  • Gina Genovese
    commented 2018-05-14 11:13:21 -0400
    Great Oped today!!

    Let me know if you would like to meet to discuss ways to reduce property taxes. You have reached out to my organization in the past. Gina Genovese

    Executive Director

    Courage to Connect NJ
  • Paul
    commented 2018-04-18 15:03:52 -0400
    Senator O’Scanlon,

    I thank you for your support on the various issues you champion. I am very upset about bills which recently passed the Assembly, and just passed the Senate, thus they are now on Gov. Murphy’s desk for signature. These bills will provide millions in financial aid to illegal immigrants. Why do the people of NJ have to be forced to fund these criminals, while we worked hard to get our children through college with little NJ help. I also see that Gov. Murphy set aside $2.1M in financial aid funds in his annual budget for non-profit entities to fund legal fights against Washington in attempts to deport illegal aliens. I understand that there is little definition, or restrictions, to access these funds. I did not see any report of Gov. Murphy oiffering up his pension, salary or other donation, to cover these costs. What means do we the people have to stop these power and public fund grabs, which it appears the Assembly and Senate are rubber stamping at a record pace?
  • Laura Campanile
    commented 2018-03-26 18:19:32 -0400

    Just read your article about your brother. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m Co-Founder of RAFTS, Recovery Advocates For The Shore located in Manasquan.

    We started up 2017. I’m 6 yrs sober and my partner (Co-Founder, Nicole Federici) at RAFTS has two sons battling addiction.

    We are a 501c3 and kicking ass so far. We have met /exceeded our goals for year one with 3 objectives:

    Telephone Recovery Support,

    RecoveryCoach Academy,

    Lots of Programs.

    All helping to serve people at all stages of recovery. We are all volunteers and have helped over 80 people get help who called our help line, 1-833-2BSOBER.

    We just trained 11 new recovery coaches at our facility.

    We’ve offered more than 100 mtgs and events since Aug 2017, with more than 600 people coming through our doors.

    We need dollars now and there are plenty of those at the shore. I’m reaching out to say I’m sorry about your brother and to let you know what our grassroots organization of 100 volunteers is doing. Whatever it takes to help people with a substance use disorder overcome any obstacles preventing them from maintaining their sobriety. One day at a time. One family member at a time. Loving them through relapse. Celebrating their successes.

    Gov. Christie actually came to our facility after we were open only 3 weeks.

    God is blessing our endeavor. Please let me know if you would like to hear more about what we’re doing or be added to our email list to receive updates.

    Bless you.

    Bless Dave.

    Bless your mom.

    People do recover.


    Laura Campanile
  • Allison Mcgoughran
    commented 2018-02-06 17:22:14 -0500
    Please advise how I can contact Declan O’Scanlon. I am the President of the Legal Aid Society and I want to invite him to an event. I am not having any luck with this website getting through. Thank you. Allison McGoughran
  • Lawrence Bonchek
    commented 2018-01-19 08:57:35 -0500
    As a Pennsylvanian who drives the NJ Turnpike and/or Garden State Parkway almost every week, I almost never fill up on the TPK despite prices being lower than in PA. (I didn’t do so even when the price disparity was greater than it is now.)

    That’s because the lack of self-service usually creates intolerably long lines at the pumps, due to the inefficiency of having one attendant monitoring 4-6 pumps, and the sluggish pace of their attention to the customers.

    It doesn’t matter to out-of-staters what the people of NJ want for themselves at their neighborhood stations, but those of us passing through on the Turnpike would buy more gas and put more money into NJ’s economy if we didn’t have to wait so long to do so.

    I’m amazed that Jersey residents have time to waste in gas lines. When self-service was introduced in PA, most stations offered self-service or “full-service” and charged more for the latter. But it soon became obvious that few people were willing to pay the difference, and stations rapidly phased out their full-service pumps. I haven’t seen any in PA for years.

    What rational objection can there be to having both self-service and full-service options available?

    Here’s a suggestion: allow self-service only at some of the pumps on the Turnpike, where so many drivers are from out-of-state and are used to pumping gas. Pick a busy stop like the Molly Pitcher Plaza, and see how many people pick the inevitably short lines at the self-service pumps where you don’t have to wait for some grumpy attendant to notice that your tank is full, and the pump has shut off. You can even monitor license plates and see how many NJ cars choose the shorter lines even though NJ drivers say they don’t want to pump gas. You will be able to gather real data, and make a decision based on what the consumers tell you.
  • Bruce and Hilary Ellis
    commented 2018-01-10 18:15:09 -0500
    What would your own wife do if she desparately needed gas but had a small child/baby/toddler in her car – leave the child unattended while she went inside the gas station to pay?? I don’t think so. We don’t all use specific ‘gas credit cards’ or even use a credit card at a pump as you surely do. Some of us (my family included) actually still use cash – imagine that. We live up in the country – Sussex County – where we get weather that isn’t always ‘gas pumping friendly’. We certainly won’t be getting any lower price for pumping it ourselves. Women, especially, on their way to work don’t really want to smell like gasoline all day if they happen to get a spill or a nasty pump handle. What’s the idea behind this anyway? And, by the way, so much for the Trump administration taking credit for creating jobs – you’re actually eliminating them!! Well Done???? Hardly.
  • Maria Ewen
    commented 2018-01-10 15:20:41 -0500
    I have a suggestion about the self service gas in New Jersey,

    I believe that if you like to pump your gas its your choice, but that don’t give you the right to impose your preference to others. I don’t like to pump gas, nor I think that will make New Jersey gas price shipper, low the tax on the gas and that will show result. Not pumping the gas and make some one loss they job just because you fell is what you want to do. Your community elected you to represent them not to put a burden on everyone else.
  • H Scott Ellis
    commented 2018-01-08 15:11:58 -0500
    So Mr. O’Scanlon, do you really think it’s responsible to be quoted in the NY Times as saying you’re more than willing to repeatedly break the law with respect to pumping your own gas? I’m hopeful you may be saying it, somewhat, tongue-and-cheek but the fact is, we have laws that must be enforced. As a citizen, and now Assemblyman, you are free to work tirelessly to change those laws. But until those laws are changed, as an elected official should set an example for all of our state’s citizens that you intend to follow all laws, as enacted. Otherwise, you’ll simply follow the path of so many of our state’s previously elected and, now, imprisoned officials.
  • Patrick Campbell
    commented 2017-12-16 21:24:10 -0500
    Back in 2016 you wanted to increase the speed limit on certain roads in New Jersey that already were in the 65 mph zone , would you consider introducing a bill again ? I myself would be in favor of a speed limit increase on Route 55 from mile marker 48.47 to mile marker 32.94 southbound to either 70 or 75 mph , and also on the Atlantic City expressway and the parkway in spots.
  • Art Ceccato
    commented 2017-07-14 10:20:07 -0400
    Assemblyman O’Scanlon,

    Thank you for supporting the retired police officer concealed-carry expansion law! We need more like minded people in the Assembly and Senate. I wish I lived in Monmouth County so I could vote for you. Our State is becoming less and less livable it seems.


    Capt. (ret.) Arthur P. Ceccato, M.S.
  • Arminda Rubio-Pitio
    commented 2017-06-30 11:56:20 -0400
    S3302/A4718 & S3248/A32.1

    Please, vote NO to the above bills. #PP is a fraudulent org and we DON’T want it in the state!!!

    We will remember your voting record this coming Nov 7th!

    Thanks so much for all your hard work…

    God bless!

    Walter Pitio and Arminda Rubio-Pitio
  • Sue Hoffmann
    commented 2017-06-10 20:19:06 -0400
    I just watched a 2017 Rolaids commercial that brought back memories of one of the best answers to a U. S. History final exam I ever received in 20 years of teaching. I still tell friends about your answer to the fill-in question, “The three parts of FDR’s New Deal were….” It was “Recovery, reform and Rolaids.” I loved it then and still do.

    Congratulations on a very successful political career. My only noted success in politics was breaking the grnder barrier on the Lavallette governing body.!

    Keep up the good work. It is going to be a rough couple of years with a very liberal and anti-administration press.
  • Michael McEvoy
    commented 2017-03-21 12:25:48 -0400
    My company is the largest home elevation contractor in northern Monmouth County. My company has completed more Hurricane Sandy projects than anyone else by many times over. I understand from a great source that you are a man who cares about your community and who also wants to get things done. I am honest, rational, not a trouble maker and would like to speak with you about some very serious issues. I have very good information and can get it to you in a very small amount of precious time. Thank You.
  • Ira Copperman
    commented 2017-02-22 09:40:50 -0500
    Could you please tell me if A4219, concerning registering to be an organ donor, was passed and made into law in New Jersey?
  • Maureen Makin
    commented 2017-01-02 13:12:17 -0500

    I think your legislation to add self pump at gas stations is a good idea. There can be a mix of self and full as I don’t believe prices will reduce. Self pump will improve on the treatment me and others receive at the gas station.

    I was recently at a Raceway Petrolium in Edison, route 1 and Parasonge road. For 2 days the guy at the pump swiped my card, but wouldn’t press the regular gas button. Instead, he just stood there. I got of the car and pressed it for him. I asked if he does this to others and he replied, “just you.”

    I am an advocate for rape and domestic violence survivors. Let me know if you have questions.


  • Michael Kiley
    commented 2016-12-12 19:45:59 -0500
    I saw this article in the APP. While I appreciate your efforts to save people money, I wanted to let you know that as a Middletown Resident living in the Lincroft Village I couldn’t be more disappointed in my police coverage, primarily because we have none! When we complain to the Police Chief he tells us he doesn’t have enough officers to patrol our part of town. Yet when you drive around parts of “Middletown” not “Lincroft” you find plenty of officers running radar on rural roads. Shared services don’t help incorporated sections of town. I first experienced this in Ocean Grove when Neptune took over, it was horrible. I hope you’ll consider this when pushing this legislation.
  • Chris Willilams
    commented 2016-10-25 11:03:58 -0400
  • Jean Rebele
    commented 2016-10-07 11:53:14 -0400
    As a republican, you have a duty to represent your constituents with your vote….Vote No on the Gas Tax.

    Voting yes or abstaining will lose you my vote.
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