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.


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...