Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma announced that he will not seek another term in the office this morning in an email to members of the borough’s Republican County Committee members.
DiSomma, 34, is widely credited with the GOP taking control of Red Bank’s governing body for the first time in 25 years, winning four of six council seats over three elections since 2013.
DiSomma cited his career and family obligations as his reason for stepping down.
“After long deliberation, I regret to inform you that I will not be seeking another term as Red Bank GOP Committee Chairman. I have an extremely demanding job which sees me traveling over 100 nights a year, leaving my home at 5:30 AM to return at 8:30 PM, as well as a wonderful baby daughter named Scarlett. Unfortunately, there aren’t three ends of a candle to burn. “
Michael Clancy, a county committee member and former Board of Education candidate is seeking the chairmanship with DiSomma’s endorsement.
The Red Bank GOP is late in elected a chairman. By statute, the selection was to have been made before the GOP County Convention which was held on Tuesday evening.
Clancy, 33, a sales rep and clinician in the heart pacemaker industry told MMM that he plans to continue leading the party in the direction DiSomma established, should the committee elect him chairman. He said he plans to schedule a meeting of the committee for this weekend.