Manalapan committeeman changes party affiliation to Republican

Manalapan Committeeman Don Holland announced today that he plans to change parties from Democrat to Republican and pursue re-election.

“I don’t view this as leaving the Democratic Party, I view this as joining a team that more closely reflects the values of serving the best interest of Manalapan,” said Holland, who has served on the committee since January 2009.

Holland was a 2008 running mate of Committeewoman Michelle Roth, who is also up for re-election this year.

In 2009, Roth ran unsuccessfully for the assembly against incumbents Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-Little Silver) and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande (R-Colts Neck).

Manalapan committeeman changes party affiliation to Republican