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
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.