Rebecca Ginsberg has defeated incumbent Committeeman Ryan Green for the GOP nomination for Township Committee in Manalapan. The unoffical vote totals are 321 for Ginsberg and 188 for Green.
Ginsberg, the chair of the Township’s Recreation Committee was backed by the Manalapan and Monmouth County Republican Organizations to fill the seat that Green has held for two terms.
Green fell out of favor with his colleagues on the Township Committee after he “declared war” after not being selected to be Mayor in 2014. Former Manalapan GOP Chairman Steven McEnery dubbed Green a “petulant pipsqueak” in response the Committeeman’s juvenile behavior.
Ginsberg is slated to face Democratic nominee John Alfano in the November general election.
Glen Mendez, Chairman of the Manalapan GOP, citing an article in the News Transcript, indicated that Alfano may not be the Democratic candidate come September.
Mendez noted that Green, having run in the Republican primary and lost, is prohibited from being on the ballot in November as Independent or Democrat. He thanked Green for his service to the community and expressed his hope that Green would support Ginsberg this fall.