Atlantic Highlands Mayor Fred Rast Encourages Republicans and Independent Voters To Vote For Lou Fligor on June 2

Dear Citizens of Atlantic Highlands,

Over the past seven years that I have been your Mayor, I have made sure that politics played a very small role in operating our town. The successes we Fred Rasthave had during these years are 100% due to the fact that I, as Mayor, and most of our Council, have worked together to protect and enhance our town.

I have also never allowed political interference in my appointments and actions. As a matter of fact, approximately half of my appointments have been people who are not registered Republicans.

The County, as is their prerogative, have chosen to support the request of the Atlantic Highlands Chair of the Republican Party to place Jack Archibald as the “Party Line Candidate”. The vote of the local Republican Committee between Lou and Jack was a split vote of 4 to 4. We believe the people should have a choice so the Atlantic Highlands Republican party will have a primary on June 2, 2015.

Lou Fligor is his own man. He is the most dedicated public servant of the people of our town, a champion of our town’s people. He has led the battle to force the Gas Company’s clean-up operations. He spearheaded the committee to dissolve the Atlantic Highlands/Highlands Regional Sewer Authority, which has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last year alone. Lou is the person we all see working for our town 365 days a year, not just during election time. He is a self-made man, who keeps his actions above political considerations. He is a true, loyal friend to all of our town’s people. Lou wants the job, not just the title as Mayor.

Lou needs your support to continue the progress made while he has been a Councilman. You need to vote for him in the Primary on June 2nd, 2015, the future of our community depends on it.

I have been told that the Republican Chair of Atlantic Highlands has been giving out false information to people in order to discourage them from voting in the Primary.

Here is the Law: (NJSA 19:23-45)

1. Voters who have never voted in a Primary and who have not registered themselves as Republican or Democrat may vote on Primary Day, June 2nd, 2015.

Go into the voting poll location and declare you are going to vote in the Republican Primary. Anytime after the voting date, you can revert back to Undeclared or Democrat status by coming into Borough Hall and filling out a simple form with the Borough Clerk.

  1. Voters who are “Declared Voters” Democrat and Republican: Any registered Republican can vote in the Primary. Democrats who did not change their registration to Republican by April 8th are not eligible to vote in the Republican Primary.
  1. Then, the Democrats’ and Undeclared, affiliation is changed to Republican so they can Support Lou in the Primary. Immediately after the Primary, the person can change their registration back to Democrat or Undeclared if they desire.

Source: Government, N. (n.d.). NJSA 19:23-45. Requirements for voting in primary elections; affiliation: Retrieved from http://www.nj.gov/state/dos_statutes-elections-1-29.shtml#ele_19_23_45

I encourage you to vote for Lou Fligor in the Primary Election on June 2nd, 2015. Lou wants the job, not just the title.

Frederick J. Rast III


Posted: May 30th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth GOP | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Atlantic Highlands Mayor Fred Rast Encourages Republicans and Independent Voters To Vote For Lou Fligor on June 2”

  1. TheDigger said at 8:14 pm on May 30th, 2015:

    This sure sounds like an appeal for intervention in the GOP Primary voters by non-Republicans.

    If it walks and quacks like a duck….

  2. AH4ever said at 9:22 pm on May 30th, 2015:

    Fred is full of hot air. Such an arrogant ……

  3. RastisaNepotist said at 7:52 pm on May 31st, 2015:

    Ironic that you say politics is not a big choice in your decisions when it comes to appointments you’ve made. Does that explain why you appointed your brother to cushy job as the code enforcement officer? I’m calling bullshit on you, just another scummy politician.

  4. But don't said at 7:01 am on June 1st, 2015:

    take it out on Lou.. as an outsider, looks like a battle of the blue collar, man of the people, vs. the more educated philosopher-type. Having met both, I do believe each has the town at heart: I also hope their GOP can heal, or another cute little shore town falls to the dreaded Dems…

  5. Sandra said at 8:23 am on June 1st, 2015:

    Sad to have this conflict. I will vote for whomever will stop the 24/7 use of my neighbors front lawn for logging in our beautiful residential area. A blight on our neighborhood! Please code officer!

  6. Has the County Chairman weighed in on this?? said at 10:28 am on June 1st, 2015:

    Seems leaderless Shaun Golden was not present at Belmar the other day. Hopefully, he advocates and supports the party’s choice on this one.


  7. jane frotton said at 12:01 pm on June 1st, 2015:

    The County Chairman, Shaun Golden supports the party’s choice on this. Jack Archibald.
    Atlantic Highlands is a small town and only has 4 voting districts. The county committee of 8 people was a split vote of 4 – 4. Of the 8 county committee members, two are council members and one is the wife of a councilman. Both councilman have their names in to run for Mayor in the primary, Jack Archibald and Lou Fligor. If you removed those 3 members votes, I could have called it a win for Jack Archibald, but in fairness, I asked Shaun Golden to interview both candidates and Shaun believed Jack Archibald is the better candidate. Contrary to what the Mayor says, I did not “prevail” on the chairman to “Back Jack” But he is the best qualified.
    I think Shaun Golden has lived up to everything he has said he would do, and is fair, open and supportive as any chairman the Republican party has had in years.