Former CD2 GOP primary candidate Brian T. Fitzherbert announced his candidacy for Atlantic County freeholder following the resignation of Freeholder Frank Formica.
He released the following statement:
“I’m officially entering my name for consideration to fill the seat vacated by Frank Formica, Fitzherbert said. “Atlantic County is the best run county in the state of New Jersey and I believe I can contribute to further develop our local economy by building off assets like the FAA Tech Center and Research Park by drawing upon my private sector experience in aviation, aerospace, and defense in the last decade. I’m a defense contractor; I help develop solutions and build weapons, tools, and vehicles for the military, homeland security, and coast guard to be successful. I want to take those transferable skills to the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Atlantic County and make it even more successful. I look forward to the opportunity to go before County Committee and share my fresh new ideas to work alongside those on the Freeholder board and County Executive Dennis Levinson.”
Fitzherbert previously ran for Congress in NJ02 and racked up thirty endorsements, secured over two hundred small dollar donors, and earned his reputation as a tough campaigner before Congressman Jeff Van Drew changed parties and became a Republican. Fitzherbert withdrew his candidacy not long after in a push for GOP unity.