In separate letters to members of the Monmouth County Republican Committee, the entire Monmouth legislative delegation, and 5 of 6 county level elected officials endorsed Joe Oxley for another term as GOP County Chairman.
Surrogate Rosemarie Peters' signature was missing from the county level letter. Neptune City Mayor Tom Arnone, the GOP nominee for Freeholder, signed the letter.
Peters, who served with Oxley on the Middletown Township Committee, has kept a very low political profile since her election as Surrogate in 2007. I wouldn't read anything into her missing signature nor would I expect her to sign a letter for John Costigan.
Both letters followed the theme, "Continue the Progress" and sited Oxley's accomplishments over the last two years, i.e., the 64,367 plurality for Governor Christie in Monmouth last year, the winning of control of 8 municipalities and the repayment of $35K in debt he inherited.
It is good to see such a united front on the part of our leaders going into the convention on Tuesday. Hopefully this display of team work will last throughout Oxley's second term and some of these leaders will keep their differences with the chairman out of the public eye and off the grapevine. That has not always been the case over the last two years.
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