Another Full Slate Enters Republican Primary

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TOMS RIVER – A third slate of Republicans have announced that they are running to be on the ballot in November.

The official Republican club has already endorsed former Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato for the mayor’s spot on the ballot, and Christian Momm, John Meehan, and Ginny Rhine for the three council spots.

Councilman Maurice “Mo” Hill had already challenged Coronato for the mayor’s spot. Now, he will be joined by three council candidates: Matt Lotano, a principal in the commercial Lotano Development Corporation; Josh Kopp, a veteran and director of Kopp Electric Company; and former Councilman Kevin Geoghegan, a retired Toms River Police Officer and member of EMS and fire departments.

“With Matt, Josh and Kevin we will be able to more effectively get out our message of investing in Toms River’s future. The Toms River We The People ticket will continue to pursue opportunities to purchase open space and reduce residential overdevelopment, focus on the Downtown and Caudina redevelopment areas which will provide more jobs and a vibrant Downtown Toms River and continue to vigorously support our schools as they battle Trenton to restore state aid to our district and preserve our children and grandchildren’s futures,” Hill said in a press release.

There is also another slate of Republicans who have been previously announced. Councilman Daniel Rodrick will be competing for the mayor’s spot. He his topping a slate consisting of Ken Londregin, a vice principal in Old Bridge Township, engineer George Lobman, and attorney Justin Lamb.

Additionally, Heather Barone, president of Court Appointed Special Advocates, is running for a nomination on the ballot for the Township Council. A Republican, she is running independently from the other slates.

The Democrats are running attorney Jonathan Z. Petro for mayor, and the following for council: Board of Education member and former principal Michele Williams, attorney Karin K. Sage, and teacher Drew Boyle.