Monmouth County attorney and GOP State Committeewoman Christine Hanlon formally announced her candidacy to succeed Joe Oxley on Monday afternoon.
She certainly wasting no time getting her ducks in a row, Save Jerseyans.
Today, Hanlon’s team rolled out a list of twenty-six GOP municipal chairmen allegedly pledged to her cause. Hanlon’s release also boasts a roster of 394 of 768 Monmouth Committee members behind her candidacy – more than the 50% required to win the chairmanship.
Save Jersey sources report members of the Monmouth legislative delegation are prepared to get in line, too, although we haven’t seen any confirmation of that yet. We’ve also seen reports alleging widespread fealty for Hanlon’s opponent for the position, former Governor John O. Bennett, in Western Monmouth; indeed, some western towns are missing from her municipal committee supporter list (see below). That said, we haven’t detected any tangible or visible signs of a public campaign from Governor Bennett at all.
Keep it here for updates.
Oh, and the list from Team Hanlon is below the fold…
Monmouth County Republican Committee Vice-Chair Diane Gooch
Aberdeen Chair- Sheilah Balavram
Allenhurst Chair – Ed Dowling
Allentown Chair – Stuart Fierstein
Asbury Park Chair – Louise Murray
Avon Chair – Peter Connell
Belmar Chair – Richard Wright
Deal Chair – Patrick Burgdorf
Eatontown Chair- Richard “Duke” Robinson
Englishtown Chair – Greg Wojyn
Highlands Chair -Carol Bucco
Holmdel Chair – Marcy McMullen
Interlaken Chair – Hunt Parry
Loch Arbour Chair- Robert Fernicola
Long Branch Chair – Ray Patsky
Manasquan Chair- Rich Dunne
Marlboro Chair- Chris Dean
Matawan Chair – Paul Buccellato
Middletown Chair – Peter Carton
Monmouth Beach Chair- Jennifer DiLorenzo
Neptune Township Chair – Don Beekman
Ocean Township Vice Chair Joe Hadden
Sea Bright Chair – Marianne McKenzie
Shrewsbury Township Chair – Marie Mullenax
Spring Lake Heights Chair – Sara King
Tinton Falls Chair – Michael Laffey
Wall Chair – Mary DeSarno
West Long Branch Chair- Richard Cooper