Manalapan: Vote for Ryan D. Green for Twp. Committee

Ryan D. Green believes that Manalapan is a great place to live—but he also believes that there is more we can do to make our community even better.  That effort begins with strong leadership on the Township Committee.  We need a leader who will focus on the issues that matter and really get the job done for Manalapan: Ryan D. Green.

Property Taxes
Every time we open our tax bills, property taxes in Manalapan seem to be going up.  The municipal tax rate for 2009 has increased, as a result of the partisan budget passed by Mayor Klauber (News Transcript, 7/1/09).  To reduce the tax burden on the residents of Manalapan, Ryan D. Green will lead the charge to cut wasteful spending and make our municipal government more efficient.  It’s what he did as a member of the Manalapan-Englishtown Board of Education:

  • Re-structured our schools to save $1.4 million in taxpayer dollars.
  • From 2008 to 2009, school taxes were reduced by over $600,000.

Ryan D. Green will cut wasteful spending, expand our shared services, and find new sources of revenue for the township:

-Ryan D. Green will not have the taxpayers of Manalapan pay for his health insurance, saving thousands of taxpayer dollars.  Mayor Klauber currently receives FREE health insurance at your expense.

-As a member of the Board of Education, Ryan D. Green has been at the table since the beginning and has achieved real shared services agreements with Manalapan Township.  For instance, Manalapan Township saves thousands of dollars annually by using school district buses for the summer recreation program.  In exchange, parking lots are re-paved at district schools, at a significantly lower cost.

-Ryan D. Green will aggressively pursue new sources of revenue for the township, including possible advertising on our sports fields.  If done in a tasteful manner and properly regulated by the Township Committee, advertising could be a strong revenue source to offset taxes.

Bipartisanship on the Township Committee
The Manalapan Township Committee has become a political circus, and it’s costing taxpayers money.  Frivolous lawsuits and personal vendettas are taking the focus off the issues that matter.  Ryan D. Green has a proven record of bipartisanship on the Board of Education, where personal differences are put aside to do what’s right for residents.  Ryan will do the same as a member of the Manalapan Township Committee.

Open Space
Ryan D. Green is a strong proponent for maintaining open space in Manalapan Township.  The scenic beauty of our community must be maintained.  In addition, further development will strain our schools, our roads, and our municipal services, which will inevitably lead to higher taxes. Unfortunately, Ryan’s opponent recently endorsed a plan to develop open space into a 110 unit apartment complex.

Manalapan Township has not preserved as much open space as my opponent would have you believe.  Townships such as Freehold and Millstone have preserved far more acres than Manalapan.  In addition, Democratic members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders have recently looked to undermine open space initiatives (Asbury Park Press, 3/6/09).  We can do better.  As a member of the Manalapan Township Committee, Ryan D. Green will work to increase preservation of open space.

Commuter Parking

With so many of our residents commuting to New York City, finding additional sites for commuter parking needs to be a priority for the Township Committee.  Last year, in an unfortunate political ploy, my opponent and members of his party claimed that more commuter parking would be available at Monmouth Heights Swim Club.  This turned out not to be true and no additional commuter parking is currently available (News Transcript, 11/12/08).

Even more frustrating, the Township Committee has ignored the efforts of the Transportation Committee—plans are currently being explored to provide commuter parking at the Englishtown Auction.  This could yield a significant number of parking spaces, greatly benefiting our commuters.  Ryan D. Green will work with the Transportation Committee to make this idea a reality.

Recycling and the Environment

Manalapan Township needs to improve its record when it comes to recycling.  As a member of the Township Committee, Ryan D. Green will make recycling and environmental issues a priority once again.

Ryan is already moving forward in this area.  He has been at the table since the beginning regarding an energy audit of all the buildings in the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.  This audit will identify areas of energy waste, so that energy can be used more efficiently.  This saves money for the taxpayers and helps to preserve our environment.

The Right Experience to Make a Difference

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Manalapan Results

Township Committee, 2 seats, 3 year term
William Garcia (R) — 8,171
Ryan Green (R) — 8,248

√ Donald J. Holland Jr. (D) — 8,392
√ Michelle Roth* (D) — 8,700

Public question: Open space levy increase (yes – you voted for the higher tax)
√ Votes for — 6,518
Votes against — 4,842

More NJ race results as the day progresses..

Ryan D. Green and William Garcia for Manalapan Township Committee

Green and Garcia pledge to not accept donations from special interest groups and to limit campaign signs. Democrats refuse to do the same. For more information, click here.

Green and Garcia hold candidate forums in Manalapan. Click below to see what they had to say:

To read more about the candidate forums, click here.

Biographies – Click HERE

Learn about Michelle Roth’s history of raising taxes and frivolously spending our tax dollars.

Green and garcia for Manalapan Twp. Committee

Visit Green and Garcia’s website at  

View our platform, and decide on Nov. 4th, Democrat incumbent Mayor Michelle Roth (increased spending supported by35 % increase in taxes the past 2 years amounting to $6 million) and Don Holland, or Republican’s William Garcia & Ryan Green, both supporting reduction in spending, reduction in taxes, increase open space and be pro-active with Affordable Housing. Time for change – change  that will reverse the spending increases, and will NOT have the residents pay for their Health Benefits – that  alone is a savings of $28,000 per year


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October 14
Last Day to Register to Vote for the Upcoming General Election
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N.J.S.A. 19:31-6

October 21
Filing of Appointments or Applications for Challengers
(Second Tuesday before General Election)
On or before this date, the appointment of or application for challengers shall be filed with the county board.

N.J.S.A. 19:7-3, N.J.S.A. 19:12-7

October 27
Voter Registry List – Certification and Transmission
(8 days prior to the General Election)
On or before this date, the commissioner of registration shall certify and transmit to the county clerk a complete list of all registered voters.

N.J.S.A. 19:31-18


Manalapan: GOP Chairman McEnery re-elected for another 2 year term

It was an honor to nominate Steve McEnery during last week’s Manalapan Republican Executive Committee reorganization meeting. The Committee voted and affirmed Mr. McEnery for a third term as Municipal Chair.

Chairman McEnery has been probably the hardest working chairman Manalapan has had and is the only chairman to get local Republican’s elected in the past 10 years – Kudo’s!

Mr McEnery has worked steadfastly to not let individuals with big egos and petty agendas tear the party apart. I offer congrats to Chairman McEnery for a terrific job, and wish him well in his new two year term.

Manalapan: Green, Garcia win right to run on Republican line

By Kathy Baratta at the News Transcript

The voters have spoken and in doing so whittled a field of four Republican candidates down to two who will run against a pair of Democrats in November.

There will be two seats on the Township Committee on the November ballot. The seats carry three-year terms.

Ryan Green and William Garcia defeated Kalman “Butch” Budai and Steven Johnson in the June 3 Republican primary. According to Manalapan municipal clerk RoseAnn Weeden, the final vote tally was: Green, 474 votes, Garcia, 444 votes, Budai, 378 votes, and Johnson 363 votes.

Green thanked the voters of Manalapan for their support in the primary election. He said he wanted to congratulate Johnson and Budai on a tough primary campaign.

(I’d like to echo those words- it was surely a tough campaign and they should keep their heads high!)

“Both sides gave it their all and I wanted to acknowledge that,” he said.

Green said he is “excited about the future and looking forward to the campaign in the fall; to discussing he issues and keeping the campaign positive.”

Green is currently a member of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education. If he is elected to the Township Committee in November he will have to give up his seat on the school board.

Garcia thanked voters for showing confidence in him and Green.

“I am honored that my fellow Republicans have validated the support that the Manalapan Republican County Committee showed back in March. That my finance education, my 20-plus years in financial services and my unbiased perspective on our issues will allow me to serve my community well.

“I look forward to working with my running mate Ryan Green to continue the dialogue of ways to cut waste and provide the residents with the most efficient service possible. I want to thank my township neighbors for their support during this primary, and I look forward to the next leg of this race as I represent them in November’s general election,” Garcia said.

Speaking about his and Budai’s loss, Johnson said he wanted nonetheless to address the hard work of their supporters.

“I want to thank all of our supporters for a great effort. There are too many to name, but they are all quality people who never asked for recognition in the first place. Our supporters just asked us to be honest and express their desire to change the current direction of our errant Township Committee.

“Now, I want to especially thank Butch Budai for being a stand-up guy who really cares about Manalapan like I do. There are great things in store for him in the future and I am honored to have had him as a running mate,” Johnson said.

Budai said he had no comment on the results.

Green and Garcia will face Democrats Michelle Roth and Donald Holland in the general election in November. Roth is a member of the Township Committee and is serving as Manalapan’s mayor in 2008.

Roth and Holland were not challenged in the Democratic primary. Roth received 811 votes and Holland received 799 votes
in the June 3 primary.