Gilmore’s Insanity Defense

By Art Gallagher

George Gilmore, NewJerseyGlobe photo

George Gilmore, the Ocean County Republican Chairman and Board of Elections Chairman who was indicted on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges last week, didn’t pay his taxes and omitted tax debt from a loan application because he has a hoarding disorder, his lawyer told the Asbury Park Press.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office was aware of Gilmore’s disability before it sought an indictment, his lawyer, Kevin Marino told app.

Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Posted: January 14th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gilmore’s Insanity Defense

Gilmore needs to step aside

POLITICO is reporting that indicted Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore, also the Chairman of Ocean County Board of Elections,  said in a text message that he intends to stay on in both roles while he fights to avoid the next 30 years in prison on federal tax evasion and bank fraud charges.

Who does he think he is?  Bob Menendez?

Hopefully that text was a knee jerk reaction from a proud man in shock and denial over his situation and the peril he puts his constituencies in each day he holds onto those positions now.

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Posted: January 11th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 10 Comments »

Mike Pence, Trump’s running mate, headed to Ocean County next week

assetcontent-54TRENTON — Mike Pence, the running mate of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, is scheduled to visit New Jersey early next week, according to reports. Pence, the governor of Indiana, will appear at a rally/fundraiser in Toms River hosted by the Ocean County Republican Organization, according to an invitation obtained by Ocean County Politics. Entry to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: October 5th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Ocean County GOP Unanimously Endorses Joe Kyrillos For U.S. Senate

Kyrillos Secures Yet Another Unanimous County Endorsement


Ocean County – March 20…  Today, the Ocean County Republican Organization endorsed Senator Joe Kyrillos for United States Senate.   This is Senator Kyrillos’ sixth unanimous county organization endorsement.

Ocean County Republican Organization Chairman George Gilmore said, “Joe Kyrillos is the leader that will make Ocean County proud in the United States Senate.  Ocean County families are struggling with high taxes and out-of-control gas prices.  Joe has a proven record of cutting taxes and fighting to reduce spending and that is exactly what we need to get our economy moving again.  I am proud to support Joe Kyrillos for U.S. Senate.”  

Senator Joe Kyrillos said, “I am honored and humbled to have the support of Chairman Gilmore and the Ocean County Republican Organization endorsement.  New Jersey families and small businesses are struggling with higher taxes and job killing regulations from Washington.  The Obama/Menendez plan to tax our way to a stronger economy is failing and is just more of the same.  We need to cut taxes so families can keep more of what they earn and small businesses can invest and create jobs.  In Washington, I will put families and small businesses first and I look forward to making the people of Ocean County and all of New Jersey proud.”     

Kyrillos has also been endorsed by Governor Chris Christie and the Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Monmouth County Republican Organizations.

Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos, Jr., 51, is married to Susan Doctorian Kyrillos and they live in Middletown with their children Max and Georgia. He began serving New Jersey’s 13th Legislative District in 1988 when he was elected to the General Assembly. After spending two terms in the Assembly he was elected to the Senate where he has served since 1993.  In addition to his official duties, the Senator is employed as Senior Managing Director of Colliers International, the commercial real estate services firm with offices in New York and Parsippany. He is also an advisor to the Newport Capital Group in Red Bank, NJ.

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