The first time I ever heard Julie Schreck speak was December 2007, when some of us at Democracy for America (DFA), Blue Jersey, Garden State Equality and other groups mounted New Jersey’s first-ever New Jersey Presidential Caucus. It was unofficial, but 400 people showed up to participate. And Julie represented the candidate of her choice, Dennis Kucinich. I didn’t vote her way, but I remember her speech. She was new at some of this, had never met us organizers, and she was sensational. Rest in Peace, Julie, you were a good soul. And as my friend Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich said today, you were one of us. I asked Monmouth Democratic Chair Vin Gopal to write about Julie, below. – Rosi
I am absolutely heartbroken over the passing of former Bradley Beach Mayor Julie Schreck, who passed away last night with her young family nearby.