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County GOP Taps Polhemus To Run For Another Term As Sheriff

Republican organization picks incumbents Little and Bartlett to run for re-election to freeholder board

One more time.

Eighty-three-year-old longtime Ocean County wanted to run for another term and the Ocean County Republican Organization granted his wish last week.

"The sheriff to my knowledge has been running a good operation over there," Ocean County Republican Chairman George R. Gilmore said today. "The sheriff has said that he wants to run."

When asked if he thought was up to another term, Gilmore replied "I see no impediment to his running and winning."

has served as Ocean County Sheriff since 1985. Prior to that, he was police chief of the Seaside Heights Police Department and served 35 years in the department.

He will be challenged by Democrat George "Bob" Armstrong, 68, whose career in law enforcement spans over 40 years, said Ocean County Democratic Club Vice President Marta Harrison. Armstrong lives in Toms River.

"Bob Armstrong is a very vigorous man who will run a very vigorous race and make a great sheriff," Harrison said today.

Armstrong served as a special agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and later as a special agent for the federal Bureau of Investigation, according to his website.

Armstrong then began a second career as state investigator/detective with New Jersey Department of Criminal Justice and later as a special agent/forensic accountant with the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation.

The county GOP organization also nominated incumbent Freeholders and for three-year terms. They will be challenged by Democrats George Cevasco of Brick and of Beachwood.

The filing deadline to run in the June primary is 4 p.m. April 2.

Come back to Berkeley Patch for updates on this story.

Sophie Sie September 27, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I’m not speaking for any Party because the “Party” subject is part of a sophisticated political machine. I simple have no required mechanical knowledge to argue for any “Party”. But, George BOB Armstrong’s wisdom of macroeconomic perspective to use Taxpayers’ money wisely in combating the governmental wide financial crisis is deserving a chance to lead the county’s largest law enforcement agency. Joseph Grisanti’s wealth of experience and service in enforcing and following the laws is deserving a chance to continue serving his beloved taxpayers with honesty and integrity to safeguard all taxpayers’ American dream. Pat Barndt’s great social consciousness in her elegantly poised win-win proclamation of that “I’m running because we all deserve better.” for September 11, 2012 Asbury Park Press is awaking New Jersey taxpayers to catch a dream and run with her for better. Catch your American dream. Let’s run with BOB Armstrong, dance with Joseph Grisanti, and fly high with Pat Barndt in the realm of truth, faith, and integrity. Sophie Sie
KC September 27, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Is everyone aware that our town is One Hundred and Sixty Million Dollars in Debt? I wasn't. I happened to catch that little bit of information in USA Today while on a flight from Florida. All incumbants out.
Sophie Sie September 27, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I’m not speaking for any Party because the “Party” subject is part of a sophisticated political machine. I simple have no required mechanical knowledge to argue for any “Party”. But, George BOB Armstrong’s wisdom of macroeconomic perspective to use Taxpayers’ money wisely in combating the governmental wide financial crisis is deserving a chance to lead the county’s largest law enforcement agency. Joseph Grisanti’s wealth of experience and service in enforcing and following the laws is deserving a chance to continue serving his beloved taxpayers with honesty and integrity to safeguard all taxpayers’ American dream. Pat Barndt’s great social consciousness in her elegantly poised win-win proclamation of that “I’m running because we all deserve better.” for September 11, 2012 Asbury Park Press is awaking New Jersey taxpayers to catch a dream and run with her for better. Catch your American dream. Let’s run with BOB Armstrong, dance with Joseph Grisanti, and fly high with Pat Barndt in the realm of truth, faith, and integrity. Sophie Sie
Marina September 27, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Bob Armstrong 2012 I'm Republican and there is NO WAY I'm voting for a man uncapable to being productive in this important position. Polhemus is imcomptetent.
Old Enough September 27, 2012 at 05:41 AM
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