Republicans ♥ Barbara McMorrow. She ♥'s them back.
Former Monmouth County Freeholder Director Barbara McMorrow, elected to the Freeholder Board in 2006 as the first Democrat to hold the office in 20 years, has registered as a Republican and is set to be appointed to the seat on the Freehold Township committee vacated by Dorothy Avallone's retirement. She will run for the seat on the Township Committee as Republican.
Max Pizarro broke the story yesterday on Politickernj.
McMorrow was considered a lock for reelection to the Freeholder Board last year when she stunned the Monmouth County political community on both sides of the isle with a last minute announcement that she would not seek a second term citing health issues. Her announcement caused the Monmouth Democrats to postpone their nominating convention for a week while they scrambled to find a replacement candidate. They chose Middletown Township Committeeman Sean Byrnes. John Curley defeated Byrnes, ending the Democrats one year reign in control of Monmouth County government.
According to the Politickernj piece, Monmouth County Democrats where "crestfallen" when they learned the news on Saturday following sitings of McMorrow "happily" campaigning with Republican candidates for Freeholder, Freeholder Rob Clifton and Neptune City Mayor Tom Arnone.
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