McGuckin, Kanitra win LD10 Assembly lines at Ocean GOP convention

Despite losing screening committee support, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R-10) won the county line at Wednesday night’s Ocean GOP convention alongside rising star Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra. 

McGuckin (63 votes) and Kanitra (50) overcame the screening committee endorsed candidates: ex-Brick Councilwoman Ruthanne Scaturro (35) and Toms River School Board member Ashley Lamb (25). The groundwork for the non-endorsed McGuckin-Kanitra victory was laid earlier in the evening when the committee voted to stick with current GOP club in Toms River, 116-109, which is aligned with McGuckin but not recently-returned Chairman George Gilmore.


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