TOMS RIVER, NJ – In Ocean County government, when it comes to jobs, it’s not what you know, but who you know. Beth McGuckin, the ex-wife of New Jersey Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin has been promoted to a supervisor role on the Ocean County Board of Elections.
Holman, the Ocean County GOP Chairman also serves as chairman of the election board for Republicans. McGuckin is the Republican supervisor representative on the board.
The appointment happened quietly this past May after Ocean County GOP Chairman Frank B. Holman had returned from his month-long isolation in the mid-west where he has been hiding out from the NJ COVID-19 pandemic on a hunting trip. Party leaders often complain about Holman’s extended absences.
McGuckin’s appointment came just hours after her ex-husband, Assemblyman Gregory P. McGuckin struck the motherlode in Toms River. McGuckin last night was allegedly illegally given a $500,000 per year job by his political waterboy, Mayor Maurice Hill.
McGuckin earns $80,000 annually from the board. McGuckin replaces Marie Peterson, who was pushed out by Holman and retired for medical reasons. Beth McGuckin was originally hired by the election board as an elections investigation coordinator in 2006.
Greg McGuckin’s law firm pulls in over $2,000,000 in public contracts annually plus lad McGuckin also earns $49,000 annually as a New Jersey Assemblyman, nearly $500,000 annually as Toms River’s Director of Law, $250,000 annually as Jackson Township’s head legal counsel, plus he holds positions in at least 20 other municipalities.
Greg McGuckin is currently facing charges from Toms River Councilman Daniel Rodrick for allegedly accepting a no-bid six-figure job from the township of Toms River, which could be in violation of the state’s pay to play laws.