THIS JUST IN: Hazlet committeeman resigns candidacy
Hazlet Township Committeeman Scott Broschart resigned his candidacy for the November special election to fill former Hazlet Mayor Paul Coughlin's seat. (Coughlin was arrested in February, along with 10 other officials, in an FBI sting operation conducted by the state U.S. Attorney's office.)
Broschart was selected by the Township Committee to replace Coughlin after the former mayor stepped down. Monmouth County Republican Chair Fred Niemann approved Broschart's candidacy for the November special election.
At the Hazlet Republican Club meeting held tonight, it was announced that Broschart has removed his name from the Republican ticket. The township Republican organization has until Wednesday to submit the name of its new candidate.