PRESS: BIFANI WON’T SEEK NEW TERM
Red Bank Councilman R.J. Bifani, a Democrat, won’t seek re-election in November, the Asbury Park Press is reporting.
So Council President Sharon Lee will be joined on the party’s ticket by Kathleen Horgan of Branch Avenue, the Press reports.
Bifani isn’t quoted in the item, and no reason for his decision to step aside is given. The Press says he’s been on council since the early 1990s. He’s currently the council liaison to the Public Works department.
Bifani did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Lee and Horgan will square off against Republicans James Coolahan and Mary Ellen Bannon, both of William Street. Two three-year terms will be open.
The Press also reports that Republican Grace Cangemi, who last month stepped in for former Councilwoman Kaye Ernst, will face Democrat Edward Zipprich of River Road to complete the remaining year on Ernst’s term.