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Domenick Brando Wins Primary, Will Run for Brick Council

Brando will face off against Andrea Zapcic in November

Domenick Brando (Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee)
Domenick Brando (Patch File Photo: Daniel Nee)
Former Brick Councilman Domenick Brando trounced fellow Republican John Ciocco in a Republican primary election Tuesday, besting his opponent by a nearly two-to-one margin.

Brando, a township resident since 1995, served one term on the council until being defeated in 2013 when Democrats swept the governing body and ousted all of its remaining GOP members.

Brando received 995 votes over Ciocco's 590 votes, winning by a 62 percent to 37 percent margin.

"Now the real work begins," said Brando, after thanking his campaign's supporters.

Brando said it is important to have another voice on what is currently an all-Democrat council.

"There is no Republican voice," Brando said. "We need to stop the rubber stamping at the meetings. Nobody’s questioning anything that’s going on, anything that’s happening."

Brando said two of the key issues in Brick are crime and taxes.

"We need to get ahold of this crime wave in Brick and we really need to work on these taxes," he said.

Brando will face off against Andrea Zapcic, a Democrat, in the general election in November. Zapcic was appointed to fill the unexpired term of John Ducey after he was elected mayor in the 2013 general election. Zapcic ran unopposed for her party's nomination.
Gene June 05, 2014 at 11:24 AM
The Republican party today is the exact opposite of what it was in the days of Eisenhower. It now represents domestic as well as multinational corporate political contributors,and lobbyists like the NRA. A majority of them support the military industrial complex that Ike warned us about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY They talk about less government in our lives and yet the want to legislate what a person can legally do in their own bedrooms as well as control a woman's health issues. Ike built bridges,schools,water treatment plants,highways etc at a time when the Debt to GDP ratio was 127% due to the war. This improved the quality of our 'commons' and provided many good jobs . Unions were considered a good thing to be in, and the middle class was flourishing. When a jobs bill more recently came up in the Senate that would have fixed dilapidated bridges and roadways, today's Republicans filibustered it for political reasons. http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/18-000-City-Bridges-Structurally-Deficient-Fix-the-Bridges-Ease-the-Job-Crisis ..............There was a bill brought up to give equal pay to woman for doing the same job as a man(women now make 77 cents for every $1 a man makes). That too was filibustered. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/10/us/politics/senate-republicans-block-bill-on-equal-pay.html?_r=0 ...........I could go on and on but the point is, that Ocean County almost always votes Republican.WHY? Brick fortunately votes both ways LOCALLY. Time to look at what really affects our lives and leave old traditions and bigotry in the past centuries.
J.JONES June 05, 2014 at 09:23 PM
Here is my opinion both party's have had leaders who scammed the people of Brick in one way or another and that's a fact ..So lets get our leaders now and in future to be held more accountable for there actions lets stop the hand outs and the free rides BOTH PARTY'S do in many areas .There isn't an honest one now or before ..So I guess what I'm hoping for is a change on both sides to JUST DO WHATS RIGHT AND FAIR FOR THE PEOPLE OF BRICK TOWN ..if YOU HAVE A PROBLEM GO TO A CLUB MEETING AND SPEAK YOUR MIND AND OR JOIN TO SUPPORT BRICKTOWN..Going to council meeting don't do a damn thing except get put onto a pile for later review..MAYBE ???

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