Brick GOP Endorses Sangiovanni as Mayoral Candidate

Brando to run for re-election to council; John Ciocco, Victoria Chadwick running for council

Joseph Sangiovanni has been endorsed by the Brick Township Republican Club to be its mayoral candidate in 2013.

Sangiovanni, 63, currently a township councilman, will face a primary challenge from fellow Republican councilman Dan Toth, 36, who was nominated by the party's screening committee but did not receive the club's endorsement.

Sangiovanni said his campaign would focus on rebuilding Brick "with the least impact to the taxpayers."

"I personally think that these next four years will be challenging for any mayor, and it's going to require that you have some special skills to get through it," he said.

Toth said he will remain in the primary race despite failing to receive the club's endorsement.

"I expected the results to be what they were, so going into the meeting last night was no surprise," said Toth, on Tuesday.

"I expect it to be civil," Toth said of the primary race. "I don't have one bad thing to say about Joe and I'm sure he doesn't have one bad thing to say against me."

Toth said he would bring "accessibility, honesty, integrity and devotion" to the office of mayor if elected.

Candidates Selected for Council Race

The candidates for three open seats on the township council have also been selected by the Republican organization.

Incumbent councilman Domenick Brando, 45, will seek re-election. His running mates will be current Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority alternate commissioner John Ciocco, 48, and Victoria Chadwick, 26, who previously served on the Board of Adjustment.

Brando is a retired police officer, Ciocco is in the home health care business and Chadwick is a substitute teacher, party officials said.

"One of the things that convinced me to run again was the fact that there is so much going on with Sandy," said Brando. "Joe [Sangiovanni] and myself are both right in the middle of it, we're living it."

Getting families back in their homes and stabilizing the tax rate following Sandy will be central campaign issues, Brando said.

"We are going to have some tough times in the next couple of years with the tax rate after losing so many homes, so we're going to have to do some creative thinking," he said. "No matter what anybody says, the number one thing on the minds of people, when you speak to them, is taxes.

The primary election will take place June 4.

Brick Township's Democratic organization is expected to announce their candidates over the weekend or early next week.

J.JONES March 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM
@denny..the dem's have done a 360 turn in what they said they would do while running for election...No better taking care of each other and working on getting there friends in to positions ..ONE TERM AND OUT ..
Mike N March 28, 2013 at 12:45 AM
Thank goodness I got out of NJ seven years ago when I got the chance. North Carolina is not perfect, but the politicians down here are not nearly as corrupt as they are in NJ--yet. It will happen, but I bought myself some time with lower taxes due in part to the reduced amount of corruption down here. Good luck to all of you still there.
Francesca Miller March 28, 2013 at 01:15 AM
Can we please stop saying this man has our vote because he is a fine family man? All of these men have families and I'm sure they're "fine" at home. It's when they are conducting township business that they're not so "fine" Just stop. Personal admiration has nothing to do with his ability to be a good administrator.
George March 28, 2013 at 02:15 AM
Does he get to sit and read the paper all day and take two hour lunches like he does at his present job.
George March 28, 2013 at 02:17 AM
I agree with you Denny.
George March 28, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Dream on Topps.
Cory March 28, 2013 at 03:09 AM
DO us a favor and not!
Ken March 28, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Just think, take a look at your tax bill. Taxes have skyrocketed since these men have been in office. I am not saying anything bad about Sangiovani, but I believe it will be business as usual in Brick with him as Mayor, just remember, vote yes or find someone to pick up your trash, there was nothing they could do.
Jm March 28, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Congrats Joe........just listen to the people you will do fine.
IGGY March 28, 2013 at 01:18 PM
Jm March 28, 2013 at 01:21 PM
As I try to teach my children." Being a critic is easy....being constructive is hard" .....to those of you from both sides of the aisle rather than taking your time to criticize why don't you leave constructive thoughts which may actually help our leaders , whomever they may be.
WMS826 March 28, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Clean up the rentals and complexes please
Tom Cular March 28, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Just one question from me. Why do most of the posters hide behind aliases and not use their real names ?
Andy Pat March 28, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Tom: Political retribution-they will attack you; your ability to earn a living; your family members; etc. These are political animals whose survival instincts know no bounds. I understand people like Steve A and Joe S are just "trying to support their families". It is the means by which they do it that people question and rightfully so.
Ryan March 28, 2013 at 11:06 PM
because there to scared to revile their identity
Ryan March 28, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Joe has my vote
George March 29, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Joe has my vote what a bunch of phonies.
nan March 29, 2013 at 04:25 PM
I absolutely agree! If any incumbent really cared about the people they would realize they would now leave the governance to people with new, good ideas. Let the voters vet the candidates without pre screened or setup questions. Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed this a year of Faith. My personal decree is this is my year of Faith and Truth the whole truth. I said two years ago get a GRIP! Joe, you are a nice guy but enough is enough I will not vote for you for any elected office. Ditto Brando. Let someone else have a say. I do not want to vote for a Dem but if I have to I will. At this time Toth will get my vote unless I see another candidate I can believe will truly work for us and not the party machine. I also would like to see a third party enter the races. If anyone has organizational skills and sets up a group which respects the right of free speech I.e., input I will assist in any way I can.
WMS826 April 01, 2013 at 01:14 AM
I guess you for some reason need to know who we are Tom, why...do you wish to give a little payback, does it make you uncomfortable that people are exercising their free speech.
Tom Cular April 01, 2013 at 05:43 AM
WMS826, I sure don't need to know who you are, I'm not involved in politics on any level other than as a voter (neither party). In my opinion, those who hide behind aliases are folks with an agenda or those who would not make their comments directly to your face or a politician’s face. We all know that some of the comments here are from politically connected people, teachers or some other public employee.
George April 03, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Mrgrumpass when are you going to step up and run instead of making comments about others.
WMS826 April 03, 2013 at 03:32 PM
If you have no need to know then leave it be. Why even start with the subject Tom if that is really you. People are afraid of kooks on the internet, perhaps they have families, phone numbers in the book...no need to broadcast this to some unstable kook out there.
Andy Pat April 03, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Tom-the connected, the teachers, and other public employees not only have opinions of their own, they sometimes have insight into things average joe citizen does not. Just because an individual chooses to remain anonymous does not mean that individual is a shill or has an agenda.
Tom Cular April 03, 2013 at 10:36 PM
@ Andy Pat, I realize these folks may have some insight that the general public is unaware of and they are certainly entiteled to voice their opinions. Does that mean they have to hide behind an alias. I was led to believe that is one of the reasons for tenure. If they are connected to some politician, it seems as though all discussions are conducted at grandma's sunday dinner before speaking in public. I'm well aware of how things work, I worked for a politically connected firm and we were told very clearly, do not express political opinions publically. I don't care if anyone likes or dislikes my opinion, that's their choice.
George June 02, 2013 at 02:38 PM
He is a good candidate if you want somebody to read the paper and take two hour lunches such as what he is doing at the school district the guy has been on vacation there.
Larry June 02, 2013 at 03:04 PM
AND Toth, if you want to get your liquor licences "expidited"...........................
Mark Story Jenks June 02, 2013 at 03:05 PM
You're right, Vince.
Mark Story Jenks June 02, 2013 at 03:07 PM
They do it because they are either: 1. Cowards 2. Something worse.
Mark Story Jenks June 02, 2013 at 03:12 PM
I am voting for Dan Toth. At least he has a conscience and is not a patsy. And I'm not saying the other guy is, but I think Dan is the man.
Pablo June 02, 2013 at 03:18 PM
I am voting for Toth cause I am thinking about opening up a liquor store in Brick, He da man!


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