RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Republican Party kicked off their campaign last night looking to capture two seats on the all Democratic borough council.
An enthusiastic crowd was there to speak with and listen to Allison Gregory and her running mate, Jonathan Penney.
The rally was held at the Chowda House across from the railroad station.
They will be facing off against incumbents Erik Yngstrom Council President and councilwoman Kathleen Horgan. Both of their terms expire on December 31, 2019.
Gregory had previously run unsuccessfully for council on the GOP ticket in 2018 and is a sales associate with Resources Real Estate.
“I’m a fighter and that's one of the reasons I choose to run again this year for Borough Council under the Republican Party. I am proud of where I live and I believe in Red Bank. When elected in November, one of the things I promise is to stop the wasteful spending which is raising our taxes and pushing out people that have lived here their whole lives. Efficiency, accountability & transparency are huge proponents of my goals and are lacking in our current governing body."
"I will work hard for this upcoming election. I welcome residents and businesses to reach out to me & share your thoughts on how Red Bank can be the BEST place to live. My question to them is; “What do you want to see changed?"” said Gregory.
This is Jonathan Penney's first run for elected office and is a staff attorney with GEICO. He and his fiancée Liza, have been Red Bank residents for almost five years. Having lived in New Jersey all of his life, he was born in Newark, N.J. and raised in Lincroft. He is a graduate of the Rumson Country Day School, St. Andrew’s School, Northeastern University, and the Ave Maria School of Law.
He is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico with his mother immigrating from Guadalajara, Mexico in 1980. Penney’s father Robert, a long time Riverview physician, and his big Irish family hail originally from Jersey City.
“I am running for Borough Counsel to ensure that Red Bank fulfills its potential as the business, entertainment, and culinary capital of Central Jersey while ensuring that its residents are able to enjoy and maintain an excellent quality of life.
My fiancée and I chose Red Bank as our home five years ago because we believe in this town saw it as the ideal place to raise a family. I'm investing in this town by running for office to help ensure the Red Bank we all love is the best it can be,” said Penney.
Coming out of law school, Jonathan worked on State Senator Joe Kyrillos U.S. Senate campaign as a Volunteer Coordinator. He has stayed active in politics and is currently serving as counsel for the Monmouth County Young Republicans.
“I believe that my diverse personal and professional background will make me a powerful asset and advocate for the people of Red Bank, who themselves have a wide array of concerns which I will address head on,” said Penney..
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