Long Branch: Mayor Adam Schneider on Thursday March 1, 2018 surrounded by 300+ supporters and residents kicked off his re-election campaign joined by his team for council including incumbent Councilwoman Joy Bastelli, Councilwoman Kate Billings, Councilman Michael Sirianni and newcomers Diana dos Santos and Adam Ponsi.
Mayor Adam Schneider stated in his speech, "When I was re-elected in 2010 I made a promise that I will do this job for as long as I love it and I love it. I love working with this team, this city and most importantly I love working for you. I will fight for this city everyday of my life. We started knocking on doors in January and what we are hearing door after door is that people like and see the progress going on in the city and want to see it continue. The only way progress is made is by working as a team and that is what we have been doing and will continue to do."
Schneider Team ticket includes 5 council candidates. Including incumbents Joy Bastelli, Kate Billings and Michael Sirianni who were first elected in 2010 and are finishing their 2nd term on the council. The ticket also includes newcomer Diana dos Santos an immigrant from Portugal who is a local business owner and mother of two and Adam Ponsi a life long resident of Long Branch and a Professional Engineer and currently serves as the Authority Engineer for the Lakewood Township Municipal Utilities Authority.
Campaign Manager and former Councilman David Brown Sr. stated, "Adam Schneider and his team have successfully fought to get Long Branch back on track. Adam and his team have shown results with a zero percent municipal tax rate increase for two years in a row. We must re-elect Adam and his team to keep the progress going."