By Art Gallagher
Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas told MoreMonmouthMusings that he will not be a candidate for Senate or Assembly in the GOP primary in the new 12th legislative district.
Earlier this week Lucas announced that he would by-pass the Monmouth County screening committee to compete in the primary.
The Ocean and Middlesex GOPs nominated Sam Thompson for Senate and Ronald Dancer and Rob Clifton for Assembly earlier this week. The Monmouth and Burlington County Committees are expected to do the same tomorrow.
Lucas said that he would do all that he could this fall to make sure Republicans are elected in the 12th district and throughout Monmouth County.
Clifton said, ” I have a great deal of respect for Andrew Lucas. He is a great Mayor and will be a leader in Monmouth County and New Jersey for years to come.”