Neff, a 56 year old attorney has been mayor since 2011. He and Council members Donald Galante and Corinne Thygeson are running as a team for the Republican nominations in the primary on June 4 with the “overwhelming endorsement” of the local GOP organization, according to their announcement.
“The committee’s support for Bob was extremely strong, and we look forward to working with Bob and his running mates to continue to serve the people of Little Silver,” said Little Silver Republican Chairman Stuart Van Winkle.
Senator Declan O’Scanlon, a life long Little Silver resident and former councilman, threw his unabashed support behind the incumbents. “Bob, Don and Corinne have been great to work with and have the heart, desire and drive to continue to do great things for my home town,” O’Scanlon said.
Rick Brandt, 30, a commercial packing and printing salesman, is challenging Neff for the Republican nomination. Brandt told MMM that he is running because he is a life long resident of Little Silver with deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the town. Brandt said that he will not have council running mates in the primary.