Conte Reportedly Withdraws From Freeholder Race

Wall Township Mayor Anne Marie Conte will not be a candidate for Freeholder when the Monmouth County Republican Committee meets on January 14 to elect a successor to Assemblyman-elect Rob Clifton, according to Monmouth Republican Affiliated Club President and Wayne’s World Reporter Wayne Pomanowski.

Pomanowski said that Conte called him to asked that her photo and bio be removed from the Affiliated’s website.   Reportedly Conte was stung by criticism from Wall Township residents, including an OpEd piece by 2010 Monmouth Democratic Sheriff candidate Eric Brophy published on the Wall Patch, that she was seeking higher office so soon after being reelected to the Township Committee.

Conte was not available for comment. 

Pomanowski also said that Manalapan Deputy Mayor Ryan Green is definitely a candidate and that Hazlet Mayor Scott Aagre is close to entering the race.  Green’s bio and photo are on the Affiliated site.

Posted: December 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Freeholder, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Conte Reportedly Withdraws From Freeholder Race”

  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 11:03 pm on December 2nd, 2011:

    This is definitely a good sign, seeing fresh faces in the mix. Not being a fan of Walsh, I’m anxious to here more about the new candidates..

    Don’t get me wrong, Bob is a good guy. I was just not impressed with him last time around and I can’t see things changing.

  2. TR said at 11:22 pm on December 2nd, 2011:

    Conter dropping out will help Serena. All these other unkowns will whittle away votes that Walsh probably would have picked up. a lot will depend on how the convention is run. Will it go to the highest vote getter in the first go around or will we keep have a face off if no when gets at least 51% in the first round?

  3. Maybe we all said at 12:34 am on December 3rd, 2011:

    ought to slow down and take a breath before we go plastering peoples’ names all over?..IF they call the Chair and submit their own name and resume, not get pushed by some friend or someone with their own agenda, THEN “scoop” it: why cause problems for fellow Republicans in their own towns, in the name of “news”?