Who's the Manasquan-Belmar Person of the Year?

TIME magazine named President Obama their person of the year for the second time. Tell us who you think should win from our area!

On Dec. 19, Time magazine named President Obama their Person of the Year, again!

The magazine invited votes on 40 candidates, including the president, Gabby Douglas and Kim Jong Un. Other options included The Mars Rover and the Higgs Boson Particle, Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, and Apple CEO Tim Cook. But, the president took the title again four years after he first won the award as president-elect in 2008.

But how about locally? Who is the Manasquan-Belmar area’s Person of the Year—the man or woman who, in Timespeak, “most influenced the news this year for better or worse”?

Tell us your pick in the comment section below!

Michael Keenan December 26, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Dana Phelps Connelly, Chip and Melissa Dayton, the organizers of Squan Strong, a great group that has done so much for our community! They are like three legs of a stool, they are all needed to support the system they put in place!
Ryan December 26, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty. His leadership through these difficult times has been fantastic.
Lori Romano December 26, 2012 at 06:59 PM
I agree with Michael Keenan. Dana, Chip and Melissa came together to help the community. Anyone can go to Squan Strong and feel welcome. They have donated countless hours to help those after the hurricane. They have gone above and beyond to help make the holidays brighter. Dana, Chip and Melissa deserve all the thanks and recognition we can give them.
kf December 27, 2012 at 03:37 AM
How about, rather than trying to single out one person, we honor all of the people that have come together to help out each other during this very difficult year. As far as the people who have been in the news for negative reasons, lets just ignore them and move on with the more positive people.
J December 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM


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