By Art Gallagher
Spring Lake Councilman Gary Rich won the Monmouth GOP nomination for Freeholder this morning.
The MC GOP selection committee comprised of municipal chairs, county and state elected officials and former elected officials selected Rich on a very close ballot.
Rich received 25 votes, followed by 23 votes for Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas and 22 votes for Wall Committeeman George Newberry. Howell Mayor Bob Walsh withdrew from the race prior to polling. Walsh still received one vote.