Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cullen Wins Write-In Campaign in Thirteenth District And Set To Challenge Christie’s Right-Hand-Man

June 8, 2011

HAZLET -- Following a successful write-in campaign in Tuesday's primary, Democrat Christopher Cullen is set to challenge Republican Joe Kyrillos for the State Senate.

Mr. Cullen, who served previously as Mayor of Hazlet Township, cited the Christie Administration’s inaction on key environmental issues and failure to create jobs as his reason for challenging the longtime lawmaker.

“The people of the Thirteenth Legislative District will have a choice between a voice for working families and the voice for Chris Christie,” said Cullen. “Senator Kyrillos has been in the Legislature for nearly two and half decades. That’s long enough.”

Mayor Cullen is also a committed environmentalist. He said, “As Mayor, I worked with Democrats and Republicans alike to preserve record amounts of open space. As Senator, I’ll go to Trenton to make sure that what remains of our woodlands and beaches don’t give way to shopping centers and traffic jams.”

Mayor Cullen served on the Hazlet Township Committee from 2001-2004. During that time, he preserved more open space than any mayor in Hazlet history. He currently works as facilities maintenance manager for the Marine Academy of Science and Technology at Sandy Hook.

The new Thirteenth Legislative District comprises Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Fair Haven, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Keansburg, Keyport, Little Silver, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Rumson, Sea Bright, and Union Beach.


Anonymous said...

I believe Cullen is a good man and the right man for the job. If you look at his record he cut the pork out of the budget. Which is more then two people I know two people who make promises about dealing with the pork but it just has not happened. What are they waiting for???

Anonymous said...

I agree, now if we can get the Dems out there to support and vote for him, he could have a real chance.
I'm sure a lot of Independents are disgusted with the politics as usual out there.

Anonymous said...

very good guy, I grew up in his neighborhoode and was good friends w his sons. They are a great family. We need a voice for open space and the environment!