Monmouth County Republicans have picked Maureen Raisch, a top aide to Middletown local officials, as their candidate for Monmouth County Surrogate, according to a report on More Monmouth Musings.
The 59-year-old Raisch has spent the last 20 years as the assistant to the mayor of Middletown and the chief of staff to the Township Committee.
She would replace Rosemarie Peters, a former Middletown Township Committeewoman who is stepping down after she completes her third five-year term.
“I am excited to seek the support of the Monmouth Republican Organization to run as the Republican choice for County Surrogate,” Raisch said in the MMM story. “I empathize with people who have suffered a loss and understand what their needs are. My personal experiences will help guide me in this position.”
MMM reports that Raisch has the backing of former State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Middletown), Mayor Tony Perry, former Mayor Tony Fiore and Peter Carton, the longtime Republican municipal chairman.