NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Recognizing the growing diversity of the borough’s populace and an influx of younger families, the New Providence Republican Committee selected Robert Munoz as its chairman to lead the party’s local efforts.

“As far as I know, I'm the first Hispanic to ever be elected in this role in New Providence,” said Munoz who also serves the town as a member of the Borough Council. He added he saw his selection as a great opportunity to advance the interests and goals of the Republican Party

Munoz said that in a broad sense his responsibilities as chairman were to advance the interest of the Republican Party and to support the mayor and Borough Council.

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Munoz said his charge mandated by the party was to stay abreast of local changes and to attract new and younger members. “My election is recognition of that goal,” he added.

Looking to the future, Munoz described his role as an outreach position attracting young voters to the party. “I want to bring them into the Republican fold.”

To reach that goal, Munoz said the party would use social media, special events and its website

The accent on youth isn’t lost. Munoz is 44 years old and younger than many of the Republican Committee members.

The Republican Committee which consists of 22 elected officials and 22 associates screened three candidates for the position of chairman. Munoz said everyone had a vote securing his election

Soft spoken, born and raised in Texas, Munoz is a graduate of Boston College and a 1992 graduate of Seton Hall Law School.

Munoz and his wife Teresa moved to New Providence in 2002 and have three children who attend borough schools.