Council President Hazim Yassin and Councilwoman Kate Triggiano officially kicked off their campaign on February 11th, through a Zoom event hosted by Governor Phil Murphy and Monmouth County Democrats Chairman David G. Brown II.
During the event, with attendance of over 100 local supporters, Governor Murphy stated, “These are two extraordinary leaders I have gotten to know over the past number of years. You’re outstanding Democrats and you do what the residents need you to do which is to make government work for them, especially for those who have nowhere else to turn, and that’s the most compelling reason they deserve to win re-election.”
Triggiano and Yassin were first elected in 2018, winning with more than 62% of the vote. Since being elected, both have become leaders on the Council. Together they championed progressive environmental policies to ensure Red Bank is carbon neutral by 2030 and protected the business community during Covid-19, leading the effort to close down Broad Street to expand outdoor dining.
“I am proud of the work we have accomplished in Red Bank, but our work is not done. To ensure Red Bank stays the progressive leader of Monmouth County, we must protect our environmental resources, sustain our public safety and community relations, and continue to make sure all residents are heard,” said Councilwoman Kate Triggiano.
“Thank you to Chairman Brown and Governor Murphy for hosting our kickoff event. I am proud of the work we have done to expand outdoor dining and keep businesses open during Covid-19, and I am excited to continue the progress we have started in Red Bank,” said Council President Hazim Yassin.
Yassin is the first Muslim-American elected in the history of Monmouth County and Triggiano is a member of the LGBTQ community.
Councilmembers Triggiano and Yassin are currently endorsed by Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna, Councilwoman Kathy Horgan, and Councilman Erik Yngstrom.