TOMS RIVER-George Gilmore, the longtime chairman of the Ocean County Republican Organization is expected to resign from his position on either Monday or Tuesday, according to a report in the New Jersey Globe tonight. Two successors have been identified as potential candidates to replace him. Frank Sadeghi, the head of an engineering firm and successful GOP fundraiser with over thirty years of supporting Republican candidates in Ocean County appears to be the front runner as Gilmore’s successor.
Frank B. Holman, III, according to the NJ Globe is the head of a “politically active” accounting firm based out of Toms River.
“Under the circumstances, I think I can be more effective and impactful in this position,” Sadeghi told the New Jersey Globe. “I have a lot of support in this county. I’ve been active for 30 years and I think I would do a good job.”
Should Gilmore resign, the Ocean County Republican County Committee will have 60 days to hold an election with elected members of the county committee within 60 days of the resignation.
“Holman is the president of Holman Frenia Allison, which serves as the independent auditor to a multitude of Ocean County municipalities and government agencies,” the Globe said.
According to public records, Holman Frenia Allison holds public contracts in Lakewood Township and Jackson Township.
The article also said Sadeghi has also been considering launching a head-to-head challenge against newly elected Democrat Socialist Congressman Andy Kim, who represents New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District.
Party vice-chairwoman Barbara Lanuto would serve as interim chairwoman until the election is held.