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Former Cape May County Republican Freeholder Robert Matthews Endorses Sciarra

Cape May County Herald

October 21, 2020

"Brendan’s work ethic is second to none. He has a unique skill to envision what others do not see, bring people together, and make his vision a reality. It might not be scientific, but in the end, he gets the job done. This is why I am endorsing his candidacy..."

Former Cape May GOP Freeholder Backs Sciarra

New Jersey Globe

October 21, 2020

Former Cape May County Republican Freeholder Robert Matthews backed Democratic County Chairman Brendan Sciarra for a seat on the freeholder board Wednesday. “This is not about Republicans or Democrats, it’s all about who is the best person for the job,” Matthews said. “It’s all about a person who can work with everyone, Republican and Democrat, to get things accomplished. Brendan Sciarra is that person.”

Sciarra and Casey Decry Governor’s Veto of Restaurant Relief Funds

Cape May County Herald

October 21, 2020

“The Governor’s decision to veto this bipartisan relief bill is deeply disappointing,” said Sciarra. “The bill had unanimous bipartisan support, passing both houses without a single no vote. The restaurant and bar industry is an integral part of Cape May County’s economy employing thousands of workers. It has been a brutal year for the industry and many businesses have had to close their doors...

Sciarra and Casey Call on Cape Freeholders to Support Public Question 2 Making Veterans Eligible for Property Tax Deductions

Cape May County Herald

October 14, 2020

Cape May County Freeholder candidates Brendan Sciarra and Liz Casey are urging the Freeholder Board to pass a resolution in support of Public Question 2, amending the New Jersey Constitution to allow Peacetime Veterans Eligible for a Property Tax Deduction is on the ballot for the November 3rd election.

County Lawsuit Screams for Change

Cape May County Herald

October 12, 2020

At the taxpayers expense, the Cape May County Freeholder Board recently settled a lawsuit with its former Administrator for a staggering $265,000. This comes after spending tens of thousands of dollars on a six-month, 114-page report investigating charges of wrongdoing by Freeholders.

Absolute Control is an Absolute Problem

Cape May County Herald

October 2, 2020

In Cape May County, the Freeholder Board exemplifies the dangers of absolute authority in the hands of one political party. The Freeholders speak with one voice echoing a stale, outdated approach to running county government. An approach of wasteful spending, reckless lawsuits, and a workplace built on political favoritism and disrespect to hardworking employees and taxpayers.

SCIARRA AND CASEY PLEDGE TO DONATE FREEHOLDER SALARY TO LOCAL CHARITIES

Cape May County Herald

September 23, 2020

In this spirit of community, we pledge, if elected, to donate our Freeholder salaries to local charities. We want to do our part to help those Cape May County residents who are the most at risk.

When We Need Our Freeholders Most All We Hear Is Crickets

Cape May County Herald

September 21, 2020

For the past six months, we have been calling on the Freeholders to act on important issues intended to alleviate the difficulties residents and businesses are facing during the pandemic. Unfortunately, all of our requests have been ignored and all we hear is crickets.

Sciarra and Casey Call on Freeholders to Push for In-Person Machine Voting Option

Cape May County Herald

September 14, 2020

With the November election fast approaching, Freeholder candidates Brendan Sciarra and Liz Casey are urging the Cape May County Freeholder Board to pass a resolution requesting the Governor’s Office to permit in-person machine voting for its residents.

SCIARRA AND CASEY URGE COMPROMISE ON CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BOND PROPOSAL

PRESS RELEASE

August 7, 2020

“We must do whatever we can to avoid balancing county and municipal budgets with increased taxes further burdening taxpayers in what is already one of the highest taxed States in the nation.”

SCIARRA AND CASEY CALL ON CAPE FREEHOLDERS TO PUSH INDOOR DINING

Cape May County Herald

August 25, 2020

(Wildwood, NJ) – Looking to prevent a catastrophic summer season for local businesses and employees, the Atlantic County Freeholder Board set aside partisanship and unanimously passed a resolution asking Governor Murphy to reopen indoor dining and other restricted businesses in the county.

Sciarra: “Why Does Walmart, Target, and Other Corporate Giants Get to Flout the Rules While Law Abiding Mom and Pop Store Owners Are Left to Go Out of Business?”

Cape May County Herald

May 29, 2020

Brendan Sciarra released the following statement calling on the Governor to allow outdoor seating and reopen small retail businesses.

SCIARRA AND CASEY APPLAUD LOCAL POLICE AMID PROTESTS

PRESS RELEASE

July 30, 2020

(Wildwood, NJ) – Cape May County Freeholder candidates Brendan Sciarra and Liz Casey released the following statement applauding local police departments in the midst of on-going national protests erupting from the George Floyd brutal death.

Sciarra and Casey Urge Governor to Restore School-Based Youth Services Funding

Cape May County Herald

September 10, 2020

In response to Governor Phil Murphy's state budget proposal to defund School-Based Youth Services, Freeholder candidates Brendan Sciarra and Liz Casey released the following statement urging the Governor to reconsider the decision and restore the funding:

Sciarra and Casey Call on Cape Freeholders to Push for Full-Service MVC

Cape May County Herald

September 8, 2020

Full-service centers have been split into Licensing and Vehicle Specialty Centers. Since the Cape May County office is only offering limited services, residents are being turned away and must drive over an hour to another center to transact their vehicular business. Freeholder Candidates Brendan Sciarra and Liz Casey want the county to step in and push for restoring a full-service center.

Democratic Freeholder Candidates Press for Indoor Dining in Cape May

Insider NJ

August 25, 2020

“I applaud the Atlantic County Freeholder Board for setting politics aside and doing what’s right for their constituents,” said Sciarra. “Unfortunately, the Cape May County Freeholder Board has not shown the same level of advocacy for our local businesses.

Cape May County Freeholder candidates call on Murphy to maintain level of tourism appropriations in state budget

Atlantic City Press

August 24, 2020

“New Jersey tourism is a $43 billion industry employing 1 in 10 New Jersey residents,” said Sciarra.

Sciarra and Casey Call on Governor to Maintain Level of Tourism Appropriations in FY21 Budget

PRESS RELEASE

August 24, 2020

In anticipation of Governor Murphy proposing a new nine-month budget for the balance of FY21, Cape May County Freeholder Candidates Brendan Sciarra and Liz Casey issued the following statement calling on the Governor to retain the level of appropriations he proposed in February when he presented a full twelve-month budget for FY21:

Sciarra and Casey Advocates for Our Veterans

Cape May County Herald

August 17, 2020

Cape May County has the distinct honor of having the highest percentage of veterans of any county in New Jersey. Our veterans and service men and women deserve our sincere respect and utmost gratitude. It is our responsibility to see that our veterans appropriately receive the benefits they earned for serving our country.

AT THE COVID-19 CROSSROADS OF BUSINESS AND POLITICS

Insider NJ

August 14, 2020

"I love Cape May County, I love Wildwood," Sciarra said. "I'm thankful." I enjoy politics and believe good government is good politics," he added.

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Sciarra: It’s time for change in county government

Ocean City Sentinel

August 6, 2020

Brendan Sciarra believes there is a need for change in Cape May County government.

Dems kick off campaign for CMC freeholder

Ocean City Sentinel

August 6, 2020

Democrats Brendan Sciarra and Elizabeth “Liz” Casey kicked off their campaigns for the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders last week, challenging a pair of Republican incumbents.

Cape Dead Last in State Transportation Funding, Highlights Need for New County Leadership Contend Sciarra and Casey

Cape May County Herald

August 6, 2020

In light of recent news that Cape May County will receive the least amount of County Aid transportation funding in the State, Freeholder candidates Brendan Sciarra and Liz Casey issued the following joint statement:

Casey says transparency necessary at county level

Ocean City Sentinel

August 6, 2020

Elizabeth “Liz” Casey, a lifelong Democrat, decided to battle for a freeholder position in Cape May County because she believes in transparency in government.

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