BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ Today, The Berkeley Heights Republican Municipal Committee (RMC) is excited to announce the candidacy of John Foster and Paul Donnelly for Berkeley Heights Township Council.

“As a long-time volunteer, I see serving on the Berkeley Heights Town Council as the next step in my giving back to this fantastic town,” said John Foster. “I have had the pleasure of seeing everything that our community can do when we work together, and I look forward to bringing my skills to the Council.”

John has lived in Berkeley Heights for more than 22 years, along with his wife and three children. He served with the Springfield Police Department for 28 years, rising to the level of sergeant and retiring in 2012. John served as president of the local PBA for six years and is currently working as a paraprofessional at Governor Livingston High School.  You may know John from his decades of volunteering for Hughes PTO, CMS PTO, GL PTO, GL’s marching band, or perhaps you know him as Coach John from BHYSC soccer or PAL lacrosse. 

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Paul moved to Berkeley Heights, with his wife, 15 years ago, to set down roots and raise their family.  He has a BS in Business Management and an MBA in Marketing.  He currently serves as an Executive Director for a technology solutions provider, where he focuses on building strategic alliances and collaboration across companies. Paul is a regular attendee of the Town Council meetings and has been vocal with his support of the West Side Drainage project.    

“The West Side Drainage project is in my backyard (literally) and I am highly motivated to leverage my skills to bring forward a solution that will benefit everyone in Berkeley Heights. I know that my experience in building relationships will benefit Berkeley Heights, especially when it comes to finding solutions that will benefit all parties involved,” said Paul. 

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