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Just One Independent Candidate Files for Brick Council

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Councilman Bob Moore (inset).
Councilman Bob Moore (inset).

Incumbent Brick Township Councilman Bob Moore was the only candidate to file to run independently in the Nov. 3 general election, according to the Ocean County Clerk’s Office.

Moore ran as a Democrat in 2011 but was replaced by his party on the ballot this year by Art Halloran, a resident of the township’s barrier island portion. Halloran currently serves on the township’s planning board. Moore, a Crabapple Court resident who served as council president two years ago, will seek re-election for another full council term as an independent.

Moore’s relationship with his party began to sour after he voted against the Democrats’ plan to oust township clerk Lynnette Iannarone and replace her with Kathy Russel, a former Democratic councilwoman. The story was detailed on Shorebeat following the announcement earlier this year that Moore would not be running with the Democrats.

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Moore will run under the banner “Moore for Brick.

No partisan candidates were being contested in Tuesday’s primary election. In addition to Halloran, incumbent Democrats Susan Lydecker, Jim Fozman and Andrea Zapcic will face off against Republicans Frank Pannucci, Jr., Michael Conti, Dan Toth and Charles Bacon.

Incumbent Ocean County Freeholders Gerry P. Little and John C. Bartlett were facing a long-shot challenge in the primary. The full primary results will be announced after the polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday.


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  • I wouldn’t be surprised to see the total voting totals to go over 10% of the total available registered voters.

    • JW

      I’d be surprised if the voter turnout rate is above 25%- nobody really cares about local politics. Hell, 50% don’t even care about national politics enough to vote.

  • JW, less than 10% showed up for the primary. Because of that, neither party is now a major party in NJ.

    • JW

      That isn’t abnormal for primaries actually. The D or R primaries are rarely contested anyway, usually just a formality. This is Bricktown, not Jersey City after all- we don’t have column A and B primaries. In the general election, the turnout is usually 25-40% tops. NJ really missed the boat in putting its election in off years and I wish we could get them re aligned with Federal elections to increase turnout a little.