An attorney and Republican Party leader who three years ago narrowly missed becoming Monmouth County party chair then helped elect sitting Chairman Shaun Golden, attorney Christine Hanlon is Gov. Chris Christie’s nominee to replace retiring Clerk Claire French.
French’s term would end in 2017.
If a county clerk resigns mid term, the governor makes nomination to fill the seat with advice and consent of senate. Then that person runs in the next general election.
Christie dropped the nomination late yesterday.
“I have to fill out the questionnaire and then they will schedule me,” Hanlon told PolitckerNJ.