The Asbury Park Press says that Republicans Grace Cangemi and John Tyler will reprise their council candidacies from last November in this year’s race for Red Bank’s governing body.
Cangemi, who won a one-year term, and Tyler, who falied in his first bid for office, will face off against Democrats Ed Zipprich and board of education vice president Juanita Lewis.
The Press reports that those four had filed as today’s 4p primary filing deadline approached.
No seats presently held by members of the 4-2 Democratic majority are on this year’s ballot. So this one is the GOP’s to hold on or lose.
In her third campaign in three years, Cangemi will try to land a three-year position on the council. The other incumbent Republican, John Curley, is running for Monmouth County Freeholder, and has said he would not try for two offices at once.
Cangemi narrowly lost her first council bid, in 2006, but then was appointed to fill in after Kaye Ernst resigned barely two months later. Last November, she beat Zipprich, a member of the Historic Preservation Committee, 1,174 votes to 1,115, for the one-year balance of the Ernst term.
Tyler lost narrowly to Democrat Kathleen Horgan, now in her first year on the council.