Ocean County Republicans today picked Freeholder John Kelly as their candidate for Congress. Kelly, who was backed by the party screening committee on Saturday, won unanimously after Freeholder Joseph Vicari dropped out.
Kelly, a former Mayor of Eaglewood, is now expected to face defense contractor Christopher Myers, the Deputy Mayor of Medford, in the GOP primary. The winner will face State Sen. John Adler in the general election for the seat being vacated by 12-term incumbent Jim Saxton.
Saxton’s seat has been held by the GOP since 1884.