to coming to the ABC, Halfacre served as mayor
of Fair Haven. He took office in the Monmouth
County borough in 2007 and won reelection in
2010. In addition to his role as mayor, Halfacre
ran his own law practice, where he specialized
in transactions, including sales and refinance
of real estate and transfers of ABC licenses
and worked as a municipal prosecutor in nearby
Little Silver and Rumson, where he argued for
convictions for drunk drivers and adults who
provided alcohol to underage drinkers.
mayor of Fair Haven, Halfacre lowered property
taxes every year from 2008 to 2011. He spearheaded
the town’s efforts to share police and
emergency dispatching services with Monmouth
County, which saved $100,000 annually. He also
increased recreational opportunities in Fair
Haven by hiring a full-time Recreation Director,
paid for completely by program fees. Prior to
becoming mayor, Halfacre served on the borough’s
Board of Education and was the board’s
attorney for 10 years.
lifelong resident of Fair Haven has a strong
connection with his hometown. He has served
on the boards of the Fair Haven Community Appeal,
the Fair Haven Education Foundation and Fair
Haven Parents for Parks. He was an affiliate
member of the Fair Haven Fire Company.
his work as a lawyer, he has served as a trustee
of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, Ocean-Monmouth
Legal Services and the Monmouth Bar Association.
earned his undergraduate degree in Political
Science from Florida State University, where
he was the co-captain of the varsity swimming
team. He later earned his law degree from the
University of Dayton. He was admitted to the
New Jersey Bar in 1991. He is married to Tricia,
and has three children: Ellie, Matthew and Marshall.