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Monmouth County Commissioner Lillian Burry. (Photo: Facebook).

85-year-old county commissioner raising money for 7th term

Monmouth’s Lillian Burry sets fundraiser for 2023 re-election bid

By David Wildstein, July 12 2021 12:29 pm

Monmouth County Commissioner Lillian Burry is taking steps to seek a seventh term in 2023, a race that will put her two weeks short of 90 if she wins re-election.

Burry’s $175-per-person event is set for August 15 at the Bella Vista Country Club in Marlboro.

The 85-year-old Burry was re-elected by 35,965 votes last year, about 8,000 votes in front of President Donald Trump.

The former Matawan councilwoman and Colts Neck mayor was first elected to the Board of Freeholders in 2005, when two longtime Republicans, Harry Larrison and Thomas Powers, declined to seek re-election.  Burry edged out Democrat Barbara McMorrow by 1,792 votes.

In Tinton Falls, 97-year-old Vito Perillo is seeking re-election to a second term as mayor.  He faces Michael Miles in the November non-partisan election.

If Perillo wins, he’ll be 101 when his term ends.

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