Three-way race in Toms River

The race for Mayor of Toms River got interesting yesterday — just hours before the primary closed. Former Republican Mayor Carmine Inteso filed an independent slate in Dover that cost the GOP some votes. The Ocean County GOP organization candidate for Mayor, Council President Gregory McGuckin, won the primary with 55% and now faces Richard Strada, who served as Mayor in the 1970's and ran for Congress against Christopher Smith in 1992. The incumbent, Democrat Paul Brush, was elected as an Independent in 2003 — the first Mayor directly elected by the voters — and is not seeking a second term.

Three-way race in Toms River