The Highlands Republican Committee unanimously nominated Freeholder Anna Little for Mayor. If Monmouth GOP Chairman Adam Puharic approves, Little will fill the vacancy on the ballot created by the withdrawl of Mayor Rick O'Neil.
Little will join Councilwoman Nancy Thomas on the Republican ticket against Democratic Councilman John Urbanski for Mayor and former Councilwoman Rebecca Kane.
Thomas was appointed to fill the seat the Little vacated last September during her successful run for Freeholder.
Little and Thomas are defending a 3-2 Republican majority on the Highlands Borough Council.