COUNCIL NIXES CALL FOR TAXPAYER SUMMIT

img_6886011110Councilman Mike DuPont, left, addresses his opponent in last year’s election, Kim Senkeleski, as Councilman Ed Zipprich listens. (Click to enlarge)

A proposal by 2009 Republican council candidate Kim Senkeleski for a “taxpayer’s summit” to gather direct citizen input on the Red Bank budget failed to find any support last night from members of the all-Democrat borough council.

They say there already is such an event held annually as the budget is being developed.

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RED BANK GOP HEARTENED BY CLOSE FINISH

lombardi-senkeleski2Candidates Rob Lombardi, left, and Kim Senkeleski were joined by former Councilman Jim Giannell as the returns came in at Senkeleski’s home. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Tuesday’s narrow defeat of Republican council candidates Kim Senkeleski and Rob Lombardi doesn’t mean the end to their fight for change in Red Bank, they said last night.

After conceding that incumbent Democrats Art Murphy and Mike DuPont took the race for two council seats, Senkeleski assured a crowd of dozens at her John Street  home that she’d be back on the Red Bank political scene, and said the results were the encouragement she needed to do so.

“I just want to let you know I’ll be back,” Senkeleski said. “We’re going to get you what you want.”

Contrary to a report in the Asbury Park Press, Senkeleski told redbankgreen shortly before midnight that she accepted the vote tallies she’d seen and was not considering a recount.

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COUNCIL CANDIDATE: SENKELESKI

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Today, redbankgreen brings you the fourth and final installment in a series of unedited audio interviews with each of the four candidates for two seats on the Red Bank Council up for grabs in the November 3 election.

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COUNCIL CANDIDATE: MURPHY

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Today, redbankgreen brings you the third in a series of unedited audio interviews with each of the four candidates for two seats on the Red Bank Council up for grabs in the November 3 election.

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