GOP freeholder fracas pits Wall against Manalapan

Wall Township Committeeman and former Mayor George K. Newberry this week formally announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder. 

“Being born and growing up in Monmouth County, I know first-hand what a tremendous jewel Monmouth County is. It is with that value in my heart for this County that I announce my candidacy for Freeholder,” Newberry said. “I believe I demonstrated as Mayor and as a Wall Township Committee member that I have the experience, knowledge and values to be an effective member of our Freeholder team, and I ask for the support of my party to place my name on the ballot.”

Newberry’s announcement pits him – at the very least – against Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas, who also said he will seek the Republican nomination for Monmouth County Freeholder and the right to run on the GOP establishment ticket with Freeholder Lillian Burry against Democrats led by incumbent Freeholder Amy Mallet.