ASBURY PARK-Another investigation into the political contributions of Holman Frenia Allison, where Ocean County GOP Chairman frontrunner Frank B. Holman III serves as partner in the firm uncovered more contributions to influential Democrats at the Jersey Shore.
In 2018, the firm made financial contributions to the “Pallone Team” of Long Branch, according to the New Jersey Election Commission’s “Pay to Play” database.
The contribution aided the complete victory of the Long Branch mayoral and committee seats by Democrats.
According to Team Pallone’s website, the support group that aided in the slate’s victory was none other than the trio of Robyn Gedrich (Bernie Sanders’ Tinder Girl), Mitch Seim (Former Lakewood Democrat County Committeeman) and Marta Harrison (former Lakewood Mayor).
They are the same Democrat political operatives that have orchestrated successful campaigns against Republicans in Ocean County, taking over the Toms River and Brick school boards. The team also was repsonsible for the complete sweep of the Brick Township mayor and council to Democrats and the taking of three seats in Toms River by Democrats in 2017.
In 2018, that slate was stopped in Ocean County while trying to take over the Jackson Township mayoral and council seats.
Holman’s firm made a $500 donation to the campaign last February, while small and well within their right, raises questions about Holman’s ability to serve as the Republican Chairman of Ocean County on one hand, while his firm openly and actively supports Democrat political campaigns in the other hand.
Holman’s firm last year was also awarded an $89,000 contract from the City of Long Branch in the May election aftermath for accounting and auditing services.
Our investigative reporting into the political pay to play contributions by Holman’s firm will continue Saturday morning.