Howell GOP Municipal Chairman Juan Malave and Monmouth GOP State Committeeman John Costigan celebrate Malave’s election.
Monmouth County Republican State Committeeman John Costigan, the GOP Municipal Chairman of Howell Township for six years, and Vice Chair under the late Noreen Kelly for six years before that, convened the reorganizational meeting of the Howell Republican Committee this evening and promptly placed the name of former Councilman Juan Malave into nomination as the new Municipal Chairman.
Costigan lost his County Committee seat in last Tuesday’s primary. The incumbent slate of Council Members, supported by Malave, beat back a primary challenge from a slate believed to be backed by Costigan. Costigan denied backing the challengers but said he was glad they were running.
Many Republicans throughout Monmouth County were expecting Costigan to attempt to retain his Chairmanship, despite losing his seat. But the State Committeeman chose to bow out in a gracious gesture of unity by nominating Malave.
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Posted: June 9th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Howell, John Bennett, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP, Shaun Golden | Tags: Howell GOP, Howell Township, John Bennett, John Costigan, Juan Malave, Monmouth GOP, Monmouth GOP Chairman's race, Shaun Golden | 5 Comments »
COSTIGAN LOSES HIS COUNTY COMMITTEE SEAT
John Costigan. Photo by Rhoda Chodosh
Howell Township’s incumbent Council Members Rich Nicastro, Pauline Smith and Bob Walsh beat back a Republican primary challenge from Michelle Flahtery, Allen Kaplan and Matthew Rausmussen on Tuesday.
Monmouth Republican State Committeeman, John Costigan, the GOP municipal chairman, lost his bid to retain his County Committee seat.
Costigan was believed to be behind the challengers. He told MMM that he was not backing the challengers but he was glad they were running.
Posted: June 4th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Howell | Tags: Howell, Howell GOP, John Costigan | 17 Comments »
Unverified rumors fresh off the grapevine point to previously unthinkable alliances forming in the Monmouth GOP chair’s race.
The Howell GOP appears to be united behind John Bennett for Chairman. John Costigan, Bob Walsh, Joe DiBella and Sue Veitengruber are all lining up behind the former Acting Governor, according to a Bennett supporter who added that Western Monmouth is “locked up” for Bennett.
Posted: May 22nd, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County Republican Committee, Monmouth GOP | Tags: Bob Walsh, Christine Hanlon, Howell, Howell GOP, Joe DiBella, John Bennett, John Costigan, Monmouth GOP chair's race, Sue Veitengruber | 8 Comments »