Toms River GOP Shakeup: Juan Bellu Calls it Quits

Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi

Gavin Rozzi is the editor of Ocean County Politics and a lifelong Ocean County resident, residing in Lacey Township. Gavin's work centers on the intersection of money and politics in Ocean County, with a focus on public corruption. He can be reached via email at editor@politicsoc.com or via phone at (848)-667-0840 or on encrypted phone / text app Signal.

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  • Lettuce

    He in addition Chairs the TRMUA , with the other half of BelluMemoli as Vice Chair and his old boss from Brick as Executive Director.. Noticed his firm runs the PAC that gave money to the R backed TR-BOE candidates. They was a major league shakeup at this years re-org. Out with the old, in with the new.

    • guest

      Incorrect, they don’t “run the Pac” What I think you’re saying is that the address that is used for that particular Political Action Committee, is their address.

    • Aaron Ruut

      Well now I feel much better, knowing those three run the water utilities company in Toms River.

    • Gamer

      When did those two accountants team up?

      • Im Trump the 25 mil FRAUD

        The new firm is now known as Dowe Cheatem NHow perhaps you have heard of them?
        It appears they were hired by Happy Gilmore?

        • Gamer

          So then, is would be prudent to assume the new firm will not miss a step with the recent resignation from the TR GOP Republican Club’s Chairman’s position in Toms River. As his co-owner can power on as directed. How convenient for them.

  • guest

    Wow, The Changing of the Guard at the largest Republican Club in the county.

    • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

      They are all changing their diapers since Happy Gilmore is “under investigation” Sing Happy Sing and take the rest of these dirty RepubliCONS to jail where they belong

      • guest

        That is big over there, River City is the County Seat, they have an election this year , plus I think, Tommy Kelahar is up in 17. Power in that circle does not turn over often.

        • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

          When the Feds are done ppl will go to jail

          • guest

            Toms River and it’s Municipal agencies have been the family and friends hiring capital of Ocean County.

          • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

            Not for long once the Feds are done

        • Mac

          However, the long straw to their off-brand watered-down prune juice Geritol survival kit doesn’t require much movement, providing no one steps on the straw.

          • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

            give it some time the Feds are going to get him its just a matter of time before a diaper wearing member of the Friends N Family Plan sings
            The longer it goes on the better.
            This way Gov Chrisco cant save Happy from jail
            Lock him up NO Deal

          • Mac

            Maybe the Ocean County GOP will finally bring new jobs to this area after all. As the list of those sentenced to federal prison grows, and more continue to be indicted as each secret tunnel is explored, the costs of transporting those already imprisoned and serving time back and forth for court appearances as they face new, additional charges, could become massive. I suggest we build a new federal prison right here in South Jersey. It goes without saying the savings in transportation costs alone would quickly and responsibly pay for it, and we certainly have no shortage of candidates that should be afforded the opportunity to participate, and help overcrowd it, for a long time to come.

          • guest

            Mac, have no idea what ya’ll talking bout. This article is about the ouster/resignation whichever side you may be on, of the TR Repub club Chairman.

          • Mac

            Sorry about that. I can get ahead of myself at times laying out the groundwork that I’ve seen for a couple of decades. There isn’t a positive side to be on here. During your lifetime, has there ever been anyone presented to the public from the TR Repub club that was capable of offering anything more than just more of the same old, same old? It’s a closed organization, at least the sorry leadership. They keep the lines of their hookah of county-required and controlled GOP life support short so no one can step on them, thus preventing any possible breath of fresh air from being able to enter their clubhouse.

          • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

            You have no idea? Let me explain it to Ya’ll
            The RepubliCONS of TR and Ocean County are corrupt Does that explain it for ya’ll
            Come out of the woods

  • Mike MBA

    Victory for faction backing current President, was that an internal organizational vote that decided the outcome of his resignation. Looks as though. Better to resign then be removed maybe.

    • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

      Lol There will be lot of RepubliCONS “removed” when the feds are done with Happy Gilmore

      • Mike MBA

        This is more of a local civil war within the Town Republican organization, it is not on a County level.

        • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

          The war will be in the same jail cell as Mike transition team Ritacco as to who gets the bottom bunk

          • Guest

            Im Trump: You make no sense, as this. Is an article about the leadership of the local Toms River Repub. Club.

          • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

            Now follow the bouncing ball The TR RepubliCON Club takes its marching orders from Happy Gilmore who is under Fed investigation hence Happy will not be joining Mike transition team member Ritacco alone
            Does that clear it up for you?
            Take the blinders off

          • Guest

            Still makes no sense.

          • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

            How about this many RepubliCONS are going to jail along with Happy Gilmore
            Now take the blinders off put down the pom poms remove your head from your ass and give it some time

    • ken

      More likely the old adage of “taking your bat and going home” because you’re faction lost.

  • Doris Satti

    Just reading this, so if they stay true to form. What family member or friend will be taking this position?

    • Im Trump the 25 mil fraud

      Doris the friend N family member that Happy Gilmore doesn’t take with him to jail

      • Martin D. Nathans

        Doubtful that its going to trickle down to the local Toms River leadership . The recent departure of the Republican club president of Toms River has more to do I suspect with people just wanting him out . Most likely your thoughts maybe up the ladder a few notches.

    • guest

      One would think it would be a person to follow his agenda within that club in addition to the Toms River Water Utility he Chairs.

      • Happy Gilmore Fan Club

        One would think at some point the Republicon sheep would remove their head from the Seaside Sand and realize they have been conned and scammed maybe one day

        • guest

          Probably saw the handwriting on the wall. The Republican machine in Toms River may have a few problems in this years local Ward races. My guess he and his former boss should stick with hiring family members over at the DMUA.

          • Happy Gilmore Fan Club

            My guess is they all got a subpoena in the mail and they are worried they will be sharing a cell with Mike Ritacco

          • guest

            No worries they will.

          • Ken

            That is the MO of the gaggle that runs the friends and family hiring mill otherwise known as the TRMUA.