Freehold Township residents will chose from two Republicans and two Democrats to fill the two open seats on the Committee.
Township Committeeman Robert McGirr has decided not to seek re-election. Mayor Anthony Ammiano is also at the end of his 3-year term, but is still vying to serve the town.
According to Terry Warner, Freehold Township clerk, there are two township committee seats open, each a three-year term. Warner said that two Republicans and two Democrats will have their name on this year’s ballot. This means the township primaries will be uncontested.
For the Republicans, Anthony Ammiano will seek re-election and will also run. For the Democrats, and Ken Sullivan are seeking the seats.
Ammiano has served on the Township Committee since 2001 and on the Planning Board since 2000. Cook has served the Township for years as the Parks and Recreation Commissioner. Horigan ran for a committee seat on the Democratic ballot , but lost to incumbents David Salkin and Eugene Golub. This is the first time Sullivan is running for a position.
Freehold Township is organized under the township form of government. The five-member Township Committee is elected directly by the voters. Partisan elections are held in November. The mayor and deputy mayor are selected by the governing body during its annual reorganization meeting. Committee members serve three-year terms. The members of the 2012 Freehold Township Committee are Mayor Anthony Ammiano, Deputy Mayor David Salkin, Eugene Golub, Robert McGirr and Barbara McMorrow. All are Republicans.