Regan, Palenzuela, Olsavsky join Borough Council in Eatontown

Republicans Mark Regan Jr., Edwin Palenzuela and Joseph Olsavsky have been sworn in as municipal officials in Eatontown.

Regan, Palenzuela and Olsavsky were elected to their first terms on the Eatontown Borough Council in the Nov. 5 election. They were seated on the dais on Nov. 18 as they replaced former council members Gregory Loxton, Tanya Rivera and Christine Caruso.

Loxton, Rivera and Caruso were all appointed to the council earlier this year.

Regan, Palenzuela and Olsavsky join Councilwoman Jasmine Story and council President Al Baginsky on the governing body.

Baginsky was defeated in the Nov. 5 election and his term will conclude at the end of the year.

Because Regan and Palenzuela won one-year unexpired terms, and Olsavsky won a two-year unexpired term, they were immediately sworn in to office after the election results were certified by Monmouth County.

Republicans Kevin Gonzalez and Maria Grazia Escalante were also elected to the council in the Nov. 5 election. Gonzalez and Escalante won three-year terms and will be sworn in to begin serving their terms in January.

In welcoming Regan, Palenzuela and Olsavsky to the council on Nov. 18, Mayor Anthony Talerico said, “Congratulations. We have three new council members here. I would like to thank council members Loxton, Rivera and Caruso for their service.”

The oath of office was administered to Palenzuela again on Nov. 18 so his family could participate in the ceremony. Borough Clerk Julie Martin administered the oath of office to the new councilman.