Election 2020: Republican Toto announces challenger bid for Atlantic Freeholder

SOMERS POINT, N.J. – Somers Point Councilman and United States Army veteran James Toto is running for Atlantic County Freeholder at Large in 2020.

“I won’t sit by while obstructionist, radical democrats like Caren Fitzpatrick spend our time and our public dollars, doing everything they can to block progress here in Atlantic County,” said Toto, taking aim at the Democrat incumbent. “Over the past three years we have had a Freeholder who has no record of accomplishment in office. We have a freeholder who has done nothing to support the progress we are making in Atlantic County. It’s time for Caren Fitzpatrick to go.”

Toto came up short seeking his party’s nomination for a 2018 congressional bid and 2019 Assembly run, respectively, but 2020 definitely looks to be his year. NJ-02 Congressional hopeful David Richter, former Galloway Township Mayor Don Purdy, Egg Harbor Township Mayor Charles Cain, and Egg Harbor Township Committeeman Andrew Parker were among the county GOP leaders who called the popular local “Hurley in the Morning” program on WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM & 1450 AM Monday morning to give Toto their support.

Republicans hope to improve their majority on the swing county’s freeholder board from 6-3 to 8-1 next year.