Monmouth County Republican Chair Joe Oxley has dumped the duly elected, loyal Republican committee and surrendered the ballot column to Art Gallagher's hand picked slate. In so doing he has removed loyal Republican Committee people from the same ballot column where this year's County and State Representatives will appear.

As the municipal chair of the Highlands County Committee I have been trying to get in touch with Mr. Oxley regarding suspected underhandedness that was brought to my attention.  Using phone calls and emails he finally responded that he would speak to me after Easter.  He did not.

My concern was that a sitting Councilman had indicated that he was going to run as an independent.  Mr. Oxley failed to get back to me and on April 13, 2012 he chose to remove the elected County Committee from the Republican line on the Primary Ballot and replace it with an entire slate submitted by Art Gallagher an alleged felon who may still have theft charges pending from the State of Delaware.  What power does Mr. Gallagher hold over Mr. Oxley?

I have been a loyal Republican for nearly 50 years and half of that time served as a Municipal County Committee member.  I am asking all Highlands Republicans to Stand Up for Highlands by voting for us in the June 5, 2012 Primary election.  We can be found in column 5.

Thank you,

Carol Bucco
Chair of the Highlands Republican Party