Toms River councilman Maurice (Mo) Hill says George Gilmore needs to resign his post as chairman of the Ocean County Republican organization.
“Mr. Gilmore’s insistence on holding onto his positions of public trust despite being convicted by a jury of his peers does not serve the best interest of the people of Ocean County and the Republican Party,” said Hill, a candidate for the Republican nomination for mayor in the June primary election. “While I understand that Mr. Gilmore plans to appeal his convictions, I hereby call upon all Republican elected officials in Ocean County and NJ Republican Chairman Doug Steinhardt to prevail upon Mr. Gilmore to do the right thing and resign from the positions he currently holds.”
Hill, a four-term councilman and longtime Gilmore foe, is running without party support for mayor. Gilmore’s pick, former Ocean County prosecutor Joseph Coronato, defeated Hill by one vote when the screening committee met last month.
Councilman Dan Rodrick is also running in the Republican mayoral primary.