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Chairman Lavery statement on the passing of State Committeeman/ Mayor Tom Kelaher

February 22, 2021

NJGOP Chairman Michael Lavery issued the following statement on the passing of State Committeeman/Mayor Tom Kelaher:

“The NJGOP is absolutely devastated by the loss of our Republican State Committee Member, friend and mentor, Tom Kelaher. His record of service is exceptional. He served the shore area as Ocean County prosecutor and Mayor of Toms River, was a Marine Corps Veteran, and he helped guide Ocean County through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.¬†We are mourning his loss, and are keeping his family in our thoughts and prayers.”