What will George do?

By Art Gallagher

Looming large for incumbents and potential legislative candidates in the new 12th and 30th legislative districts is the question, “What will George Gilmore do?”

Gilmore is the Chairman of the powerful Ocean County Republican Organization.  He was a member of the Redistricting Commission.

The new 12th includes Plumsted,Jackson and the Pt. Pleasants in Ocean County.  Ronald Dancer of Plumsted is an incumbent Assemblyman.  Sam Thompson of Old Bridge (Middlesex) is also an incumbent Assemblyman in the new district.  There is a Senate vacancy.  Monmouth County Freeholder Director Rob Clifton and Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas, also of Monmouth County, have both announced their intention to seek a legislative seat in the district.

Will Gilmore put up candidates to challenge Thompson, Clifton and Lucas? 

Likewise in the new 30th, Glimore looms large.  Monmouth County’s population dominates the new 30th, but Robert Singer has represented Howell of Monmouth for years.  Singer is better known in Howell than Sean Kean is. 

Dave Rible is the only incumbent Assembly member from the new 30th.  Rible hasn’t returned a call for comment, but some of his supporters from the old 11th are worried that Dave could be vulnerable should Gilmore field two Assembly candidates in the district.

Posted: April 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: George Gilmore | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “What will George do?”

  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 8:40 am on April 4th, 2011:

    Hey, there’s always “off line” like Andy Lucas is considering!

  2. Able-Bodied said at 10:10 am on April 4th, 2011:

    Rible is vulnerable because of his character. He will have to explain to an entirely new group of taxpayers that he is “totally & permanently disabled.”


  3. TR said at 11:31 pm on April 4th, 2011:

    George will do what George always does.
    cut a deal.

  4. Yes, but, said at 1:54 pm on April 5th, 2011:

    it’s called “leading”, whether we personally like the results or not.. and, like him or not, Gilmore has an enviable record of consistently “winning”, locas, county, and state, and they did provide the biggest plurality for the sitting Gov., (we had numbers, he had the % spread, I believe),and, in this business, that’s what it’s all about!..if we aren’t in it to win it all, why play?