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No Independents File for Two Toms River Council Spots

Councilman Jeffrey Carr will run unopposed

One seat on Toms River Council will be contested in November's election, but the Ward 3 seat finds an incumbent running unopposed.

Two council seats are on the November ballot for unexpired terms: Ward 3 and Ward 4.

In Ward 4, incumbent Councilman Al Manforti of Lakehurst Road is being challenged by Democrat Eli L. Eytan, of Tennyson Avenue.

In Ward 3, incumbent Councilman Jeffrey Carr, a Republican, is running unopposed. Today, the filing deadline for independents, had no petitions filed for the Ward 3 seat, according to the .

Both terms are unexpired, serving a one-year term for each. Manforti was appointed to the Ward 4 seat after longtime Councilman Gregory McGuckin won his state Assembly bid. Carr was appointed to the Ward 3 seat due to Maurice "Mo" Hill's move from the Ward 3 seat to the at-large seat he won in the Nov. 2011 election.

, who grew up in Toms River and has a chiropractic practice on Lakehurst Road, previously served on the council for a portion of 2011, to fill the vacancy left by Melanie Donohue-Appleby.

This is Carr's first council term. is a local engineer, who has lived in Toms River for about 30 years, and was among five candidates the local Republican club interviewed for the vacanc last winter.

an attorney in Toms River, ran in 2011 alongside Betty Wary for state legislature.

Ken June 06, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Time for a change in Toms River, very disapointed only one seat is being challenged.
R.D.P June 06, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Correction, no seats are being challenged. Etan is a four time loser and is from the Michelle Rosen camp, just thrown out there by the current President of the Toms River Dem org. He has about the same chance of winning as the challenger going up against Carr. Oh yea, Jeff Carr is unopposed, nuff said.
Ken June 06, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Great so now we are stuck with the same crew, who do whatever they want
Barry Fleckmann June 06, 2012 at 12:17 PM
We got HOW many lawyers, here, in River City? We got a member of the Town Council (Jeff Carr) that is running for re-election, UN-OPPOSED? What, there isn't enough graft money to go around, or something?! It's a good thing that "Boss" Tweed is dead, or else THIS news would surely kill him!
Barry Fleckmann June 06, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Huh? Catherine APPROVED my earlier contribution (post)? I was SURE she was gonna' delete it! Thanks, Catherine! It's nice to know that Freedom of the Press STILL exists (The way that The Founders conceived it). I'd run against Jeff Carr, myself, but...well...you probably know my brother, Charlie? You know, Charlie, the Tuna? Yeah, Chicken Of The Sea. You see, it runs in the family!

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