TOMS RIVER, NJ – It’s no secret that Ocean County GOP Chairman Frank Holman is in it for the money. His firm earns $6,000,000 in public contracts statewide, many in Democrat held counties and towns. Holman has been a staunch supporter of President Donald J. Trump. He even captained the lead boat in this summer’s Trump Boat parade on the Barnegat Bay this past summer, but now, Holman is placing distance between himself and the President.
That’s because there’s real money on the line for Holman and politics isn’t just a chess game played for sport. As city after city pulls lucrative business contracts from Trump and its supporters, Holman’s accounting firm, Holman Frenia Allison, PC could also be in the line of fire from the cancel culture in the Democrat Party.
On Wednesday, Holman and his GOP organization hosted a bus trip to the uprising in Washington, D.C. Two days later, he dismissed Trump as President of the United States.
“As we recover from our depression of this week, let us rededicate ourselves to improving our country. Let’s work hard to elect leaders who can unite us. Let’s look to God for guidance. Let us dust off our Abraham Lincoln biography. He led us through our country’s darkest time,” Holman said, a slight towards the President. “Let us work hard at restoring issues, oriented conversations with our families and friends without animus. Let us discourage personality-based arguments. We have the greatest Democracy on earth. We must be able to talk about issues and cast educated votes.”
Holman said that his delegation to the U.S. Capitol protest returned home safely with no injuries and no arrests.
Republicans in the county let Holman know how they feel on the county’s GOP Facebook page. It appears Holman’s running away from the President during the difficult time riled up rank and file Republicans in the county.
“I’m changing to an Independent, the Republican Party is lost now,” said Diane Gola in response to Holman’s statement.
Others criticized Holman for his year-long absenteeism during the COVID-19 pandemic that saw riots nationwide by BLM and Antifa. Holman has also been absent in criticizing New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.
“Where were you all summer when BLM and Antifa were burning down the country.. destroying small businesses…your and all your fellow politicians hypocrisy is showing,” said Michael Paulov to the chairman on the organization’s Facebook page.
Charles O’Connell criticized Holman for an embarrassing defeat in November to socialist Democrat Andy Kim. Holman essentially blacklisted Kim’s opponent David Richter, even having his minions, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin and Toms River Mayor Maurice Hill call on local Republicans warning them not to attend Richter fundraisers.
“While you are working hard to elect leaders who can unite us ( rino double talk for continuing to be spineless ), why don’t you work hard to find a qualified opponent to andy kim . two years will be coming fast , so we need less hunting, fishing or whatever you do and more work on finding qualified persons to run for office . the fact that andy kim , who claims to be a moderate, yet immediately joined the progressive caucus was able to secure a second term under your watch, doesn’t speak well of you. like i said two years comes fast, hopefully there is a better plan then the last one of just giving him the seat,” O’Connell said.
“Republican party is officially DEAD,” said Mark Averso.
“Im with Trump 1000% and if you’re not all of u can kiss my ass,” Brian Bochman said to Holman.
“The rhinos all turned their back on President Trump. I’m doing the same for next election. Libertarian party / independent for now on 32 years as a Republican no more , the established did nothing to secure the voting process in 2020, absolutely no reason to fight, gave no fight and watched it breakdown and did nothing. You’ll never see a Republican prez again, you may never see the majority in house & senate, all is lost period,” said Joseph Todaro of Holman and his county organization.
Despite Trump’s loss, Andy Kim winning re-election and Cory Booker back in D.C., Holman’s firm still collects $6,000,000 annually in public pay to play patronage contracts in many towns in New Jersey. Many residents in those towns might be unhappy with Holman’s position on Trump either way.
From leading the 2020 Trump Boat Parade to riding the “Dump Trump” Bandwagon, at the end of the day, Holman’s primary interest is holding on to his public jobs, which of course are all listed below.