Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon (R-Monmouth) announced today that he is running for the State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Joe Kyrillos, who is retiring at the end of the current legislative session.
"Joe Kyrillos has set a very high bar in the difference he has made in so many lives in Monmouth County and beyond," said O’Scanlon. “My record as a leader in the Republican Caucus of the Assembly as well as delivering excellent constituent services to the people of Monmouth County demonstrates that I am the best choice to continue and expand upon Joe's great work."
O'Scanlon's legislative accomplishments include the landmark pension and benefits reform, the 2% property tax cap, the elimination of red light cameras from New Jersey and the recent reforms in the way New Jersey pays for prescription drugs and procures lifesaving equipment for our police officers. O'Scanlon was instrumental in fighting to include tax cuts for veterans and seniors, as well as the elimination of the estate tax, in the recent replenishment of the Transportation Trust Fund.
"I have never let my status as a minority member of the legislature impair me from fighting for and winning fiscal reforms for the hardworking taxpayers of Monmouth County and all of New Jersey," O'Scanlon continued. “There is no member of the Legislature who has proposed more cost-saving reforms in the Legislature than myself to address New Jersey’s property tax crisis. Monmouth County residents are paying too much and receiving too little in return."
O’Scanlon also pointed to his work in rebuilding the Bayshore after Superstorm Sandy as well as his efforts in expanding organ donation in the State, battling the addiction epidemic and his efforts to expand municipalities’ ability to share services. His priority in the Senate will be to expand upon his record of reforming New Jersey's finances to make government more affordable while fulfilling our obligations and growing our economy.
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