Mayor Pat Menna

Born in Montefalcone Nel Sannio in the Molise region of Southern Italy, Pasquale Menna attended primary school in his hometown prior to immigrating to Montreal, Canada with his parents and younger sister. After two years in Canada, where he augmented his native Neapolitan...



Councilman Ed Zipprich was elected to the Red Bank Borough Council in 2008 and re-elected in 2011. He proudly represents the diverse population of Red Bank and continues to work hard to bring the community closer together. Last year, Zipprich ran for NJ State Assembly with endorsements from the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, Washington, DC, Democracy for America (DFA), and Monmouth County DFA.

ZipprEd Zipprichich was elected as Democratic Municipal Chairman and has energized the Red Bank Democratic club and municipal organization. He also serves as Regional Vice Chair of the Monmouth County Democrats and is a founding member of the NJ State LGBT caucus.

Councilman Zipprich has been involved in planning and preservation issues for much of his life. As a teenager he worked beside his father and a group of boating and fishing activists in New York who ultimately helped create the Gateway National Park system. His passion for planning and preservation helped him secure a seat on the town’s Planning Board as Council representative and also as liaison to the Red Bank Historic Preservation Commission and the Shade Tree Committee.

Ed Zipprich serves as Chairman of the Department of Public Utilities where he oversees the operations of waste management, recycling, roads, sewers and the water utility. He served two years as Code Enforcement Department chair handling overcrowding, construction, code, fire, building inspection and compliance. Zipprich also re-engaged the Board of Health and promoted safety and health alerts borough-wide while at Code Enforcement. He serves as member of the Finance/Personnel, Police/Fire and Public Works committees. In 2009 he was appointed to the Monmouth County Transportation Council in Freehold by former Freeholder Director Barbara McMorrow.

Councilman Ed Zipprich has honorably been endorsed by The Victory Fund for his 2014 campaign.

Councilman Ed Zipprich has been endorsed by The Victory Fund for his 2014 campaign.

As Council representative to the Red Bank Historic Preservation Commission, Ed continues to be a strong advocate for preservation. In 2007 he successfully nominated the T. Thomas Fortune House to Preservation NJ’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites. In one of his first pieces of legislation in 2009, he helped create the town’s first residential historic district, the Washington Street Historic District, and added an historic element to the town’s Master Plan. Both efforts earned Councilman Zipprich and Red Bank awards from Preservation NJ and the Monmouth County Planning Board.

Ed is in his eighth year serving as Monmouth County chair of Democracy for America (DFA), a grassroots organization founded by former Vermont Governor Howard Dean. He is an active member of DFA-NJ, Garden State Equality and was elected President of the NJ Stonewall Democrats. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the local grassroots group the Bus for Progress.

Ed is the proud father of a Wellesley College graduate. He was born and raised in Staten Island. He spent many summers boating in Red Bank with his family and has made his home here with his husband, JP Nicolaides, since 1997. Ed received a BA from the State University of New York and attended business school at Pace University, NYC. In the 1980s he began his career as a purchasing manager and later became an auditor for the City of New York under Mayor Ed Koch.

Zipprich’s career progressed to law firm administration, purchasing and facilities management, and ultimately operations management for various international law firms in New York City.



Councilwoman Juanita Lewis was elected in November 2008, unseating a GOP incumbent. She was nationally endorsed by Democracy for America that year which help her succeed in her campaign for change.

Juanita was born and raised in Red Bank, graduated from Red Bank Regional High School and received two bachelors degrees from Rutgers University. She also pursued and reP1050041ceived her MBA from Seton Hall University.

Again this year, Juanita has been endorsed by Monmouth County DFA.

Councilwoman Lewis loves representing the citizens of Red Bank. She is affirming her commitment to her community by running for a third term on the Borough Council. Her dedication and devotion to her constituents is exemplified by her having served for five years on the Red Bank Board of Education and these past six on council.

Lewis is involved with many organizations around the state while working as a Business manager at IEEE, a professional and technical association. Juanita’s professional resume includes management positions in finance, accounting and project management. She volunteers with the Global Literacy project, NAACP, New Jersey Orators and Count the Children Movement. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Monmouth County Boys and Girls Club in the Red Bank unit.

Juanita is the Chairwoman of the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Community Vision Project. She is also a member of the Education and Technology, Parks and Recreation Advisory committees and served five years on the Finance and Personnel committee. She was a founding member and past president of Rutgers African-American Alumni Association.

Juanita Lewis believes in Red Bank. She established the Community Vision committee as a way to encourage citizens to engage in keeping our town vibrant and viable. This committee has successfully brought free summers concerts to the Pocket Park on Shrewsbury Avenue. Juanita is committed to building a stronger, diverse and inclusive community through collaborative efforts of local government and various faith based organizations and our schools.

Councilwoman Lewis is the devoted to her family and enjoys spending time with her many nieces and nephews. She can be found at the Count Basie fields rooting her youngest family members on at baseball and football games.



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