HIGHLANDS, NJ - A Monmouth County political blogger and Highlands council candidate was arrested on a fugitive warrant from the state of Delaware.  Art V. Gallagher, 53 is running as an independant in the borough race to fill a one-year, unexpired term on the council.  He is a past Republican municipal chairman and county committeeman, a member of  Planning Board, Clam Depuration Commission, and Environmental Commission

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Art Gallagher (r) is shown with Gov. Chris Christie at a political event.  

The owner of Gallco Enterprises Inc.,  for many years Gallagher was active in the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, including a stint as president.  Gallco Enterprises is a vehicle and equipment leasing company and a used vehicle dealer located in Belford, NJ. Mr. Gallagher founded the company in 1998. According to his LinkIn page, Mr. Gallagher has a BA, Economics, 1980,  from Georgetown University.

According to an article in the Asbury Park Press, Highlands Police Sgt. Joe Rogers said the fugitive from justice warrant from Delaware is "regarding a fraud investigation Delware State Police conducted." 

Gallagher is being held on $250,000 bail at the Monmouth County Jail awaiting extradition.