Howell Republican Endorse 2018 Ticket

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Howell Township, NJ — Howell Township Republican Municipal Chairman Juan Malave is pleased to announce its unanimously selected council candidates for this year’s municipal election. The candidates include newcomers Thomas Russo, Pamela Richmond and Councilman and former Mayor, Robert Walsh.

“The Howell Township Republican Party is delighted to have such a talented team of candidates for this year’s election. The combination of their collective experiences make them the ideal team to represent all of the people in Howell Township” Malave said. “Tommy, Pamela and Bobby each bring unique perspectives and insight which will make them extremely effective. As the community gets to know them over the course of this campaign, I know they will come to find them as extraordinary as I do. They are perfectly suited to help lead our community.”

About Thomas (“Tommy”) Russo: Russo is a lifelong Howell resident. He grew up in the Ramtown section and is a 2005 graduate of Howell High School where he was a member of the Varsity Wrestling and Lacrosse Teams. Russo graduated from Georgian Court University and Widener University School of Law where he was elected and served as class president. Russo is in private legal practice in Monmouth County and resides with his wife Amanda in Moors Landing.

“I could not be more honored to have been selected by the Howell Township Republican organization as one of our candidates for council. Howell is my home and after graduating from law school, there was only one place I wanted to live and raise a family and that is here in Howell”, Russo said. “I believe deeply in community service and I care about the issues facing the township. So rather than sit on the side lines, I look forward to the prospect of bringing a fresh perspective to the council and help keep Howell a safe, affordable and quality place to live, work and raise a family. I look forward to the campaign and sharing my values and ideas with our community. I’m up for the challenges ahead”.

About Pamela Richmond: Richmond is a mother of two and a resident of Howell for 8 years. Employed as a special education job coach in Freehold Township, Richmond has been PTO President at Aldrich Elementary School and is now Vice President of the PTO at Howell’s Middle School South. “I’m not an experienced politician; I had been a stay-at-home mom and recently went back into the workforce. As a single parent, I know the challenges families face every day and I’ll apply a very common sense approach to dealing with the issues facing our community”, Richmond said. “I have been involved with many organizations from coaching little league baseball to the Girl Scouts and I really enjoy trying to make a difference. While I’m new to politics, I can tell you this; each day I look forward to the challenges of being a parent and I also will welcome the challenges that will arise from this opportunity.

About Robert (“Bobby”) Walsh: Walsh has lived in Howell for more than 25 years and has held elected offices for more than 12 years as Councilman and Mayor. He is a married father of 3 adult children. Walsh is President of Patriot Mortgage and active with the Township’s Chamber of Commerce and various other charitable organizations. “I have been truly blessed to serve in Howell for many years and I take the job very seriously. I never take for granted what I am here to do: work for the people of Howell and do the best I can to make decisions that benefits our residents. I have never wavered from this goal and I am proud of the many things we have achieved over the years. I know there is more to be done”, Walsh said.
“I’m excited to be running with Tommy and Pamela. They bring a new level of energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas to Howell Township. I believe my years of experience combined with their new ideas and fresh perspectives make us a great team.”

The Howell Township Republican Municipal committee will be launching its campaign web site and social media platforms shortly.

For more information, contact Howell Republican Municipal Chairman Juan Malave at