Meet the Democratic Candidates for Red Bank Council
Mayor Pasquale Menna
Mayor Pasquale Menna’s contributions to Red Bank are incalculable; his numerous positions in leadership and service are indicative of his dedication to the well-being of our municipality and all of its residents.
An immigrant to Red Bank and resident since 1964, his education, profession, and community service revolve around service to others. As an attorney, Mayor Menna serves multiple communities through his private legal practice. He has served as councilman and Mayor to Red Bank through its evolution and revitalization, and has a lived connection to the history of Red Bank.
He has served as Fire Commissioner of RB Fire Department for 18 years and its Chaplain for 29 years, attending to the needs in time of challenge and grief of the men and women of the Volunteer Fire Department and their families. Additionally, he is a founding trustee for Lunch Break and a Trustee of the Two River Theater. Mayor Menna’s service has been recognized with civic awards by Red Bank organizations: Red Bank High School Distinguished Alumni Award, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Lunch Break, HabCore, Community YMCA, Red Bank NAACP, Red Bank Democratic Club, Red Bank Elks, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church, National Beagle Freedom Project; Matawan Borough Recreation Committee; Red Bank Fire Department Service Award 2016.
Mayor Menna is fluent in Italian, French and Spanish and a little English. He is also the proud parent of a big Labrador rescue.
Kate Triggiano is an active and committed Red Bank resident serving the town as the chair of the Environmental Commission and member of the Red Bank Zoning Board. For the last several years, Kate is Outreach Director for the Bus for Progress and was instrumental in youth engagement and grassroots organizing for statewide and national elections. Kate’s work toward environmental improvements, access, use and sustainability are what she sees as being the markers of a healthy and vibrant community.
Kate holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and is married with a 4 year-old son. Kate’s Little Library on Leighton, a first in her Red Bank neighborhood, is a fixture for toddlers to teens. She is a small online business owner, and works with environmental non-profits to increase green practices in local businesses.
Hazim Yassin was born and raised in central New Jersey, and is a Red Bank resident, Red Bank Planning Board member, and New Jersey financial representative. A strong proponent of education and opportunity for youth, he is treasurer of the Red Bank Education Foundation and is a frequent moderator and speaker at Interfaith and Muslim youth events. Hazim has volunteered with multiple Get Out the Vote efforts, voter registration drives, and is Co-chair of the NJ Democratic State Muslim Caucus.
Hazim holds patents in solar technology for products that are sold in sporting goods and hardware goods stores; he sold his solar tech start-up in 2017. He’s currently working on an MBA from Stevens Institute of Technology.