Barbara Lanuto, Vice Chairwoman of the Ocean County Republican Organization, endorsed Jack Ciattarelli for the Republican nomination for Governor of New Jersey.
“Jack Ciattarelli is far and away our best choice to take on and defeat Phil Murphy in November, and I urge all Ocean County Republicans –and Republicans around our state–to get behind his candidacy,” said Lanuto who is also Deputy County Clerk and served as Acting Chairwoman of the Party following the resignation of George Gilmore in 2019.
Ocean County Republican Chairman Frank B. Holman has endorsed Jack Ciattarelli for Governor.
“Jack has demonstrated that he has what it takes to not only unite our Party, but to attract independents and Democrats to join our coalition and fix New Jersey,” said Chairman Holman. “Jack shares our values and understands our struggles; Phil Murphy does not.”
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld the federal convictions of former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore, according to an announcement by Rachael A. Honig , Attorney for the United States.
David Richter defeated Kate Gibbs, 68-60, at the Ocean County GOP nominating convention on Wednesday evening, securing a favorable ballot position in the Republican primary for the right to take on Congressman Andy Kim in the Ocean portion of the 3rd Congressional District.
Gibbs won the support of the Burlington GOP at a convention last December. The two will now face off in what could be an ugly primary campaign.
The Ocean County Republican nominating convention endorsed Hirsh Singh for the nomination to take on Senator Cory Booker in November.
Singh told MMM that his victory in Ocean would be like former VP Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina Democrat primary, and that he would now clear the field and secure the GOP nomination over Rik Mehta.
Former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison and three years supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Thompson in Trenton federal court, according to independent journalist Gavin Rozzi who was present at the sentencing hearing.
Despite resigning from his public and party positions, former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore is actively participating in the Toms River Republican primary and in the special election campaign to elect his replacement, according to several GOP sources.
Frank Sadeghi, a candidate for the Ocean GOP Chairmanship in the May 15 special election, told a gathering of Republican men enjoying cigars and cocktails at Shogun Legacy on April 23 that he speaks to Gilmore 20 times per day and “George Gilmore wants me to do this,” according to two people who were in the room of municipal elected officials, mayors and councilmen, and municipal party leaders, as well as Joe Coronato, the former Ocean County Prosecutor who is running for Mayor of Toms River.
George Gilmore, the Toms River attorney convicted on tax and bank fraud charges last week, has resigned from the Ocean County Board of Elections, where he was chairman, according to a report at New Jersey Globe. Gilmore is expected to resign as GOP County Chairman today or tomorrow.
Gilmore was defiant upon his conviction last Wednesday, announcing through his attorney that he had no intention of resigning as County Chairman. Read the rest of this entry »
Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore, also the Chairman of the Ocean County Board of Elections, has been convicted by a federal jury in Trenton on three of the six felony charges against him, according to Politico reporter Matt Friedman via twitter.
Gilmore plans to appeal the verdict and “has no intention of resigning,” Friedman reports.