Atlantic Highlands-Democrat Candidates for Borough Council, Edward Cetron and Elliot Warren have withdrawn their names from the general election ballot and the local Democrat Party has endorsed incumbent Republican Councilmen Lou Fligor and Jake Hoffmann for reelection. Fligor and Hoffmann are running for as Independents after being denied the Republican endorsement by GOP Municipal Chair Jane Frotton.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County News | Tags: "Jake" Hoffman, Atlantic Highlands, Edward Cetron, Elliot Warren, Fred Rast, Jane Frotton, Lou Fligor, Mayor Randy LeGrice, Monmouth County News, Randi LeGrice, Regina Hawley Keelen, Regina Keelen | 1 Comment »
A simmering feud within the Atlantic Highlands GOP boiled over into the public eye yesterday afternoon during the Borough’s reorganization meeting as three of the five Republican elected officials split with two of their newly reelected colleagues to elect a Democrat up for reelection this year as Council President.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno who was on hand to swear in veteran Councilmen Jack Archibald and Peter Doyle to their new terms was not pleased by the drama. “You’re killing me,” Guadagno said to Mayor Fred Rast, a Republican who supported the unorthodox move, according to a prominent county Republican who was present.
Republican Councilman Lou Fligor nominated Democrat Roy Dellosso to be Council President. Jacob “Jake” Hoffman, also a Republican, joined Fligor, Dellossa, and Democrat Robert Sutton in electing Dellosso to the largely ceremonial post. Archibald and Doyle voted no.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth County | Tags: "Jake" Hoffman, Atlantic Highlands, Fred Rast, Jack Archibald, Lou Fligor, Lt Gov Kim Guadagno, Peter Doyle, Robert Sutton, Roy Dellosso | 18 Comments »