Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder.

“I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders today,” said Lucas. “Prior Freeholders have set a tradition of fiscal responsibility and visionary planning, making Monmouth County one of the best places in America to live, work or visit. I intend to build upon this tradition and I believe my experience makes me the best candidate to do so.”

Lucas, a lifelong Monmouth County resident who was raised on a working farm in Manalapan, cited his broad life experience as a major asset.

“In these difficult economic times, I believe my education and finance background is definitely a major asset. I think my record in Manalapan of cutting over $2 million in wasteful spending and being at the forefront of sharing services to create more efficiency in government bears that out. I also know being raised on a farm, as well as now owning my own farm, has given me an appreciation for hard work and a respect for the environment that will allow me to serve the people of Monmouth County well.”

Mayor Lucas is a principal owner of Lucas Capital Advisors, an investment management firm. He has a degree in Economics from Princeton University. He is also the owner of Walnut Grove Farm in Manalapan. He has served on the Manalapan Township Committee since 2005, during which he has served three terms as Mayor.

Posted: February 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Republican Committee, Press Release | Tags: , | 8 Comments »


  1. Freespeaker1976 said at 11:06 pm on February 11th, 2011:

    Ya got my support!

  2. truth said at 1:35 am on February 12th, 2011:

    Lucas is too liberal. Like most liberal Republicans in this county (e.g., the Lt. Governor), he certainly doesn’t have the stones to stand up to the corrections officers and their unions. Lucas is the poster child for “Democrat-lite.”

  3. sometimes.. said at 12:39 pm on February 12th, 2011:

    the parade has passed us by, and we need to acknowledge it.. sorry, ‘Drew, afraid this is so, in your case..while western Monmouth is a major growth area in our county, this is not the candidate to carry their banner this time..

  4. Truth, I agree! said at 12:41 pm on February 12th, 2011:

    Truth I agree wholeheartedly with you. The leadership of the correction officers union is a small, vocal and raucous bunch. The freeholders are intimidated by them, and the sheriff is intimidated by them. Their ridiculous overtime and high rate of absenteeism ( which by the way, then- sheriff Oxley has been trying to get under control without success) needs to be under taken under control.

    As for Lucas speaking out against this—I am all ears. Until then, his silence is deafening.

  5. the officers said at 10:05 pm on February 12th, 2011:

    absolutely love our Sheriff, as he was one of them…he has turned out to be quite a savvy politician, remembers who helped him, and takes on the nonsense of the bureaucracy.. he is also smart, personable,and a good manager..it’s been the same old battle forever: when you fire/layoff guards, the overtime to cover the jail (by mandate) naturally goes up.. do recall that it was the Dems as the majority in ’09 who did the big layoff.. we can have confidence that Sheriff Golden gets it, and is trying to be cost-effective while maintaining the high level of accreditation our facility has, keeping with the good management of both Oxley and Guadagno: look at the numbers in the 2009 election: first time out, Golden simply clobbered his opponent!

  6. oops said at 10:07 pm on February 12th, 2011:

    I mean, 2010, as Shaun’s 1st big win- he’s there for however long he wants to be!..

  7. What are you talking about? said at 12:14 am on February 15th, 2011:

    Are we talking about the same sheriff?? He has been in place for over a year. A “bait and switch” tactic has been undertaken that allows his chief to receive a pension AND a county salary while being in a PFRS covered position.

    This is against NJ pension law. The chief is supposed to stop his pension and re-enroll into the pension system. The system is getting depleted–I’m afraid there will be nothing for future retirees, if these scams continue. This has been going on under the current sheriffs watch.

    Good manager??? You got to be kidding!!

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