TOMS RIVER – Following a meeting of Republican leaders held earlier this week, local financial advisor Louis J. Gallipoli has been chosen to succeed Councilman Jeff Carr, GOP sources revealed.

FIRST ON OC POLITICS: According to multiple Republican sources with knowledge of the selection process for Carr’s replacement, Louis J. Gallipoli is the odds on favorite to replace the outgoing third ward councilman, who previously chose not to seek reelection.

Gallipoli’s selection comes before next week’s deadline for the Toms River Republicans to select Carr’s successor in time to be on the November general election ballot.

George Gilmore

Ginny Haines

Ocean County GOP Chairman George R. Gilmore and Ocean County Freeholder Virginia “Ginny” Haines were confirmed as attendees of the small meeting of Republican leaders held at an undisclosed location in the township, and the two have thrown their support behind Gallipoli’s candidacy, according to the GOP sources familiar with the details of the meeting.

Like Gilmore, Gallipoli’s offices are also located on Allen Street in Toms River. Mr. Gallipoli’s business, Gallipoli Wealth Management specializes in “wealth management, tax planning and income & estate tax preparation,” according to the company’s website.

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