A Superior Court judge has ordered the treasurer of a joint election committee to pay Toms River mayoral candidate Mo Hill $25,930 by noon tomorrow.
The fundraising committee was a joint effort with mayor Thomas Kelaher and councilmen George Wittman and Brian Kubiel. The three are not seeking re-election this year and Hill, a four-term councilman, is seeking the Republican nomination for mayor.
Judge Francis Hodgson said that if the committee fails to issue a check to the Hill campaign by the deadline, he was ordering Shore Community Bank to issue a check.
Former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore froze the account, which had $103,330 cash-on-hand, before he was convicted on federal tax charges.
Hill is running against county-backed candidate Joseph Coronato, a former county prosecutor, and councilman Dan Rodrick, for the mayor’s seat.Toms River Judge order