The Executive Director and Chief Humane Law Enforcement Officer of the Monmouth SPCA, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Freeholder this afternoon via press release.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for Freeholder. I am a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, dedicating my entire adult life to public service as a law enforcement officer and currently the Executive Director of the Monmouth County SPCA,” said Licitra, who began his law enforcement career as a municipal police officer for several years and then as a county detective within the Prosecutor’s Office for 25 years. “Throughout my career, I have learned the importance of how responsible leadership in government truly affects the quality of life for everyone,” said Licitra.
“Upon my retirement from the Prosecutor’s Office and appointment as the Executive Director of the Monmouth County SPCA, it was my experience in 30 years of public service that I drew upon to reorganize the SPCA, turning it into the most well respected animal welfare organization in the State of New Jersey,” said Licitra.
The Marlboro resident is seeking the GOP nomination for the freeholder seat currently held by Pat Impreveduto. Impreveduto announced last month that he will not seek a second term.
Freeholder Lillian Burry’s seat is also up for election in November. Burry has not yet announced her intentions regarding seeking a 6th term.
The Monmouth County Republican Committee will endorse their candidates for the primary at the annual nominating convention to be held on February 8th.