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GOP Primary Battle for Brick Mayor Kicks off Early

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Domenick Brando and Martin Ebert (Campaign Photos)
Domenick Brando and Martin Ebert (Campaign Photos)

Less than 48 hours after candidates met deadlines to register to run for their parties’ primaries this week, door-to-door glossy signs and a website have emerged from the two candidates hoping to win the Republican nomination for mayor.

The winner – party-backed Domenick Brando, a former council, and former council candidate Martin Ebert – will face incumbent Democrat John Ducey in November to lead the township.

Brando’s campaign delivered glossy postcards door-to-door Wednesday while Ebert launched a website titled MakeBrickGreatAgain.com, a take on Republican President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan last year.

Domenick Brando's Flyer
Domenick Brando’s Flyer
Martin Ebert's website.
Martin Ebert’s website.
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The Brando mailer says the candidate will “make Brick the safest city once again,” cut taxes and “eliminate all political patronage jobs created,” among a number of other bullet points. Ebert, on his website, makes no campaign promises, but includes his biography, including his military service in the U.S. Air Force, top secret clearance and membership in numerous township organizations. Ebert currently owns a legal courier service.

 


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  • Mac

    As Gilmore subjects, I wonder if they will be campaigning and kissing babies with fellow GOP champion granddaddy brother Freeholder Vicari. That will certainly say it all, one way or the other. This should be fun.

    • Smokin

      Trash on both sides like corrupt Scarpelli ….Lets give them a chance and hope for the best brick needs help !!

      • Mac

        When Gilmore is involved, there is no such thing as ‘hope for the best.’ It’s a family gene failure that can’t be corrected, but can be successfully contained in prison.

      • Smokin

        Mac we could argue back and forth and we would get nowhere both sides have issues and take care of there own no matter what they promise during campaigning and some day someone will step up and do the right thing God help Brick

      • Mac

        You’re probably correct here. Personally, I hoping for a group of Mexicans to run for all offices in Ocean County. As a rule of thumb, they have higher work ethics, stronger family values, and more interest in advancing America principles for the community than the current, and regular, group of self-serving public parasites currently holding most of our county and local elected positions.

      • Phil McCracken

        Move to Mexico you loser!

      • Mac

        Ah, spoken like someone that doesn’t have to ability or courage to stop bending over for Gilmore. At least I have to move to Mexico to be your loser, yet you profile the bill of loser by simply sitting at your own keyboard with your proudly sorry small mind stroking the keys to keep Gilmore on your family welfare plan. Besides, many Americans are already retiring to Mexico. Perhaps they had neighbors like you.

      • Mac

        Phil baby, just completed a very rare for me google search on you. I was shocked at how fast your name appeared, and I instantly recognized why it sounded so familiar to me. You are the second listing untitled ‘Urban Dictionary: phil mccracken.’ Feel free to treat yourself on my dime. You’ll be right at home now that you’re being outed as a Gilmore family member.

      • Mac

        Huh? An overnight sex change apparently. Yesterday, Phil McCracken. Today, Giggity Giggity. I can work with that, although when visiting Target, I might give more thought to not using their bathrooms. As for Mexico, I’m not sold on the fact it would work out for me. Seems kind of boring. Just drug cartels and mass murders to experience daily. Ocean County has so much more to offer. Experience counts.

      • Giggity Giggity
      • Mac

        Thanks. Trips down memory lane can be fun. Pauley was a great guy, and a good one to have on your side when standing up to injustices, but I always felt the sorriest for Van Pelt. As a bit player, he got screwed with excessive prison time compared to the others. Perhaps he got the extra time because he was too stupid to realize he was being set up by his boss Gilmore (Christie’s main man at the time and a top ten most wanted criminal candidate), in Gilmore’s inner conference office, with fully sanctioned FBI observation. Sometimes, I don’t know which side of the coin is more disturbing, but Gilmore is still the only person out of several in that conference room that wasn’t criminally indicted in this sting operation.

  • Rob

    Let’s also remember we will have 1 or 2 independent candidates as well. I would keep an eye out for that. Who knows, one of them may be worth going with.

    • Smokin

      Who ever they are hope they announce there running soon it could be an option

      • Rob

        I’m about two weeks out. Working on getting the last needed signatures and then submit the paperwork.

  • Phil McCracken

    Must go back to non partisan open elections.
    It’s the only way for any chance of open and honest elections and government.

    • Mac

      There is no such thing as a non-partisan election. It’s simply a dishonest political label that is waved around routinely like changing of government venues so the voters believe something is going to improve if it is done fairly by those deceiving you now. Such has as much integrity offerings as President Trump’s assets being put into a blind family trust while half of his family involved in the blind trust is working for him in the White House. Then again, that doesn’t matter much anymore since we don’t have a clue who he made his money from or who he has loyalties he is indebted to honoring.
      The only reasonable working way I see any chance of open and honest elections occurring within the next few election cycles is to immediately ban any and all perks for PARTTIME elected office, which in NJ includes nearly all elected/political appointed positions (NOT JOBS), up to and including your Assembly and Senate members. Then, purposefully vote everyone holding office out of office and replace them with another party, any party, and continue to do so on every election cycle for any candidate who can’t justify his/her personal accomplishments satisfactorily. Ocean County politicians have personally demonstrated for decades that serving more than two terms is a cancer hindering the positive development of the neighborhood.

  • realcheeseyo

    Make Brick Great Again…ugh. Some pretty vague goals up there. Gonna say hard pass on this guy.

    • Mac

      Agree. Pulling Gilmore back in the chips in Brick is not good for anyone, especially anyone in Brick no matter who or what else is involved period.