Updated: Apr 3
Bernards, NJ - Jennifer Asay and Andrew McNally earned the endorsement of the Bernards Township Republican Municipal Committee (BTRMC) to run on the GOP line for a 3-year term in the upcoming November 2021 election.
In addition to Asay and McNally four (4) other residents, Tyler Seville, Al Licata, Michael Barth, and Erik Kuhta sought the endorsement.
“I congratulate Jennifer and Andrew," said Scott Mitzner, chairman for the BTRMC. “I also congratulate the BTRMC for their dedication toward ensuring a smooth, open, and fair process to select and elect Republicans to ultimately serve the great township of Bernards. It was a great night for the Republican Party as we had 6 superb individuals screen and we could not be prouder of our 2 incredible endorsed candidates, Jennifer Asay and Andrew McNally.”
Asay, a licensed pharmacist, with an MBA, by trade has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years in a variety of cross functional, multi-therapeutic leadership roles. She currently leads the global development and U.S. launch preparation of a treatment for rare diseases for Mallinckrodt. She spent 15 years at Sanofi in Bridgewater, NJ and Indianapolis, IN. She has also worked for Eli Lilly and Hoffman-La Rouche. She currently serves on the Bernards Township Board of Health as Vice President and the Bernards Township Planning Board as Vice President. She has been involved with a broad range of youth and women’s’ leadership activities both within and outside Bernards Township.
McNally, a lawyer by trade, spent seven years in private practice before working in the office of now former Governor Chris Christie as part of his legal team in Trenton, NJ, ultimately becoming part of his Senior Staff. Additionally, he served as Chief Counsel to New Jersey’s public utility regulator. He currently serves as Government Relations Director for South Jersey Industries, the parent company of two gas utilities in the State – Elizabethtown Gas and South Jersey Gas. He also currently serves on the Bernards Township Planning Board, trustee at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, and the New Jersey Clean Air Council. He previously served on the Environmental Commission and the Garden State Preservation Trust.
“I want to also thank Joe Esposito for his dedication, effort and commitment, and he will be sorely missed,” Mitzner said.
Esposito, who won the GOP endorsement and was elected three years ago, has chose not to seek a second term.
“I am encouraged that my service encouraged others who otherwise remained part of the silent majority to be inspired to come forward and volunteer to participate. Bernards Towsnhip would be well-served by any of the candidates who screened tonight,” he added.
According to the Bernardsville News, "the field of six candidates was the largest since 2005, when a new generation of local Republicans was engaged in a power struggle with the party’s old guard. In the last 30 years, the largest field of candidates was seven in 2000."
For more information on the BTRMC, including how to get involved, registered Republicans should contact BTRMC Chairman Mitzner at email@example.com.