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Brick Woman, Famous for Bernie Sanders Tinder Controversy, Appointed to Housing Authority Board

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Robyn Gedrich (Photo: Facebook)
Robyn Gedrich (Photo: Facebook)

The Brick woman who set off an Internet firestorm after she was kicked off the dating app Tinder for using the service to promote the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders is stepping back into politics – this time as an appointed member of the Brick Township Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.

Robyn Gedrich, 24, was appointed to the authority’s board last week by the township council. Since the Tinder controversy, Gedrich campaigned as an independent Democrat for a seat on the Ocean County freeholder board, but was not successful. Gedrich will be one of seven commissioners to serve on the board of the authority, which provides federally subsidized housing for senior citizens and the disabled in a complex off Chambers Bridge Road.

Brick Township Housing Authority (File Photo)
Brick Township Housing Authority (File Photo)

Gedrich, who told Shorebeat she volunteered at the Housing Authority  in high school, is looking forward to the opportunity.

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“After enjoying volunteering at Brick Township Housing Authority during my years at the Brick Township Public Schools, it’s an honor to be appointed to serve as a commissioner,” she said. “To quote Shirley Chisholm: ‘Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.'”

Gedrich said her goal as commissioner is “to provide an empathetic, honest, and unbiased view to all my decisions.” She also said she would do her best to “ensure that those housed through the authority continue to be treated fairly and compassionately.”


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  • Frank Rizzo

    Great…whats her qualifications…her business background…why did they choose her

    • Smokin

      Friends and family degree

    • T. Pardee

      One qualification is she is much better to look at than Vera. Much, much better.

      • Smokin

        T.P. Totally agree damn !

    • J W

      Obviously you didn’t read the article. You’re just that Forrest Gump-level stupid.

      • T. Pardee

        I get the impression that you don’t like Frank.

      • Frank Rizzo

        Put the crack pipe down… and tell me her qualifications…also tell us why you are so angry with yourself….

      • J W

        Again, too lazy to read one sentence or alternatively too inbred stoopid.

      • Frank Rizzo

        What have you ever contributed to anything be it here on this board or in life…you are an old man yelling at kids on your lawn I bet…

      • J W

        Your white hood is dirty. Go wash it Frank.

  • Surfrider

    C’mon “internet firestorm”? For doing something not on the up and up campaigning for the “money tree” candidate on a dating app, lying to 600 potential dates to campaign for a socialist? Doesn’t sound to me like a honest person, so lets reward her for her dishonesty. Well I for one feel this is the wrong type of character for this position. I pity the poor old people, she will be sending them to the glue factory. So this young lady, with all her experience, is tied somehow to this administration for sure? Commissioner? You gotta be kidding me. What is this salary for some one who has no experience, only 24 years old, and already appointed a commissioner? Politics, unbelievable….One thing for sure, she will never convince those who she will serve, she is working for them.BAD CHOICE BRICK!!.

    • Rthom

      You are a sexism pig as usual and your typically baseless comments are factually retarded.

      • albertWestpy

        Rthom, For your own good please don’t hold back like that. It leads to stress and then an ulcer……let it out !!
        🙂

      • Surfrider

        As usual? I never usually respond to this nonsense, especially a nutcase like you….sexism pig? What the heck is that even?

    • john talty

      What proof do you have that this candidate is dishonest? Because she supported a candidate you do not like, not a reason to disqualify her in my opinion. I know nothing about this person, so educate me on her lack of qualifications. There are many in township Government, Local Board of Education, State Government who many would deem totally unqualified. By the way, the joke that occupies the White House is not even close to being qualified by any standard you wish to judge by.

      • Surfrider

        JT…..I was just going by her “tinder” experience and how she used it. You used the word “dishonest”, not me. But I feel it is pretty young to be a commissioner over people who in many cases are old enough to be her great grand, and in my experiences in life some one 24 is pretty wet behind the ears still. And I say that when I went into the marines at 19. Hey we can “agree” to “disagree”. I wish I could be a “joke” and to have had the success the “trumpeter”” has had! And I just voted for the lesser of jokes, as you put it!

      • T. Pardee

        Um, yes you did use the word dishonest a few times.

      • Smokin

        Probably right out of college and no actual experience just doesn’t sound like a strong choice

      • Smokin

        You know if the democrats ran a stronger candidate in the election that didn’t have currupt background like Hillary the election could have been different .Biden or Bernie would have been better so that being said I went with the successful business leader that will bring jobs and get big businesses to return and grow in the USA …If you have stocks and a 401 k it’s better already

      • T. Pardee

        You call President Trump a joke? You just left the Board of Ed and you can’t even understand albertWestpy’s sarcasm!
        Trump has more intelligence and worldy knowledge and experience in his pinky nail than you have in your entire body and mind.

      • KittyP

        Oh, Pardee… You just proved your intelligence. If you think your cult leader “has more intelligence and *worldy* knowledge and experience in his pinky nail,” you are delusional. He is a failure and a conman. You bought the snake oil, so tell me one good thing he has done.

      • T. Pardee

        He prevented Hillary from becoming president, that’s good enough for me.
        With that said , I am not saying that Trump is good or bad. Trump is the president of the USA. Trump is a billionaire who runs a multi national, intercontinental business and he has among friends and business associates the most powerful leaders and business people on the planet. He rubs elbows with kings and queens and generals and business tycoons, movie stars and music stars.
        He owns mansions, hotels, office buildings and sky scrapers and golf courses all over the world.
        What are your accomplishments Kitty?

      • Elkor

        So does Paris Hilton, does that make her qualified to be president too?
        GTFO of here with that successful businessman and kings and queens nonsense, open your eyes already.

      • albertWestpy

        Should he go to England I believe the Queen will be under the weather and will not grant any audiences that week.

      • albertWestpy

        Hmm, seems as if you value money and conspicuous consumption, none of which are accomplishments, over ethics.

    • in fairness, I’ve seen much, much dirtier campaign tactics used in this very town than something as harmless as promoting Bernie on a dating app.

      • Surfrider

        Boy, I sure know you have pardner! Just not the resume I would like to see filling this position, and I think I see a dotted line connecting some dots here? Thats all….You don’t know what the package is do you? Salary/benes/car/expenses?

  • Jade Greene

    Congrats, Robyn ! I know you will give it your all and do a great job!

  • Mac

    Ah, youth and enthusiasm. There’s nothing like it. In politics, they are going to drop boulders are around you. Rarely, if ever, are they insurmountable. You go girl.

  • albertWestpy

    We must be very careful of people like this Sanders-neasta and her kind. “federally subsidized housing for senior citizens and the disabled” ? That sounds like something straight out of ‘The Communist Manifesto’. It sounds as if the commies have been in the government for some time now. We need to have gulag’s for people like this. People who support care for the disabled and elderly are also the type of bleeding hearts that would also support increased funding for education. We must put an end to this type of thinking. Remember corporations are people too. What is really needed in Brick-a-tucke is an organization of “the great unwashed” who will give us candidates like Hillary and Donald who make America Great Again. We sure don’t need people like this 24 year old who might work for some type of change and make us very uncomfortable.

    • john talty

      What would be your solution to federal subsidized housing for senior citizens and those with disabilities, who have no place to live?

      • albertWestpy

        You can’t be for real….can you ?

      • T. Pardee

        Look up the meaning of “Brick-a-tucke” and you will see John Talty’s picture.
        You will not see his picture anywhere near the definition of “sarcasm”.

      • T. Pardee

        How many times did someone pull the wool over your eyes while you served on the Board of Ed until recently?
        You can’t even understand simple sarcasm.
        Thank you for your service but I’m glad you are retired.

      • albertWestpy

        “Sarcasm” ? Moi ?? LOL
        They are all around us T

    • KaayC

      I have shoes older than her lol. I do wish her well but it shows to go ya that politics makes for job connections. Qualifications may or may not be relevant. Not sure. Qualified and not connected goes beggin that much I do know for sure.

    • Andy Pat

      I like your sarcasm. This young woman probably has at least as much experience as half of all HA commissioners, MUA commissioners, and various Board appointments. I wish her well. Open question. Has any other HA appointed commissioner ever previously volunteered for service at the Senior Complex?

      • albertWestpy

        Thank you. I have lived in Brick for 14 years now but know very little about local politics. My involvements have always been more on a national or international level than local or state.

      • Phil McCracken

        She has more experience than Ducey had when he ran for council.

  • Surfrider

    We must absolutely take care of our U.S. Citizen seniors! Especially the ones who fought in our wars, and while on the subject, our younger veterans who need help as well, which is not exactly the case right now. There is a lot of “talk” but we need actions, and our politicians of today cannot get out of their own way for sure. I am a Viet Nam vet, ’66-68′, paid my dues. Were you referring to me JT? If so, I do not see how you could misinterpret my opinion. I feel I “pay my rent” every day I live!

  • T. Pardee

    Maybe she is tired of Tinder.
    Maybe she can hook up with a more “mature” man while in her new position on the housing authority.
    I wish her well.

  • Chief Wahoo

    This little Marxist piggies, wants to end white supremacy. Those old white guys better sleep with one eye open when Comrade Robin is walking the halls.

    • albertWestpy

      I can’t determine, by your post, if your an adult or not but in either case it’s obvious that some political education is well needed in Ocean County.
      Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump are capitalist. They differ on social issues and to refer to any of them as “Marxist piggies” shows that you know very little about political parties and what they represent.
      There were approximately fifteen to twenty political parties in the presidential race ranging from libertarians to communist and everything in between. This is what constitutes a republic.
      A mind is a terrible thing to wast.

      • Chief Wahoo

        Hey Old man. Crony capitalism is NOT capitalism.

      • albertWestpy

        A very intelligent retort that has nothing to do with my post but no matter. Send it to Fox News as they may have a position for someone with your skills. Good Luck !

      • Frank Rizzo

        AHHH…The ole Fox News response by a liberal…Please tell me you believe everything you hear on MSNBC…

      • albertWestpy

        Frank, please don’t call me a “liberal” as you have no idea of what your talking about. I don’t find being called a “liberal” as offensive as calling me a republican or a conservative but it’s not based on truth, anything that I have stated, and it’s something that you have pulled out of your……..ahhh ear.
        AHHH……..So limited as to the possibilities available in the American political arena.

      • Chief Wahoo

        Old man you showed your bias. Just about everyone here knows Chief Wahoo despises republicans and democrats equally. Fox news and CNN are fake news. There is ONLY one party. The party of greed. Taxation is theft. Now go bother someone else who believes your outdated talking points.

        ANARCHO-CAPITALISM

      • albertWestpy

        Should you care to improve your reading skills I’m sure your local high school has course in “English for Beginners”. Cheers !