Will Bennett replace Puharic?

Monmouth County Republican Chairman Adam Puharic is expected to resign his party post soon, according to GOP leaders who were on a conference call with him on Monday afternoon. That will trigger a special election to elect a new County Chairman. Former Senate President John Bennett, who was defeated for re-election in 2003 amidst allegations that his law firm overbilled clients, including the Township of Marlboro, is a potential candidate for the post.

Former Sheriff Joseph Oxley, now a partner at the politically powerful Scarinci & Hollenbeck law firm, and former New Jersey Republican State Committee Executive Director Brian Nelson are also possible candidates for County Chairman.

Will Bennett replace Puharic?