Gonzalez, Escalante, Corcoran sworn in on Eatontown council


Republicans Kevin Gonzalez, Maria Grazia Escalante and Margaret Hope Corcoran have assumed their new roles and started their duties in Eatontown’s municipal government.

Gonzalez, Escalante and Corcoran join Democrat Jasmine Story and Republicans Mark Regan Jr. and Joseph Olsavsky on the Eatontown Borough Council.

Regan and Olsavsky were elected to their first terms on council in the Nov. 5 election. They joined the council immediately to succeed individuals who had been appointed to the governing body.

Regan is serving a one-year unexpired term. Olsavsky is serving a two-year unexpired term.

During Eatontown’s annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 1, Gonzalez took the oath of office and began serving a three-year term. Borough Clerk Julie Martin administered the oath of office to Gonzalez, who was surrounded by family members.

Accompanied by her family, Escalante took the oath of office and began serving a three-year term. Martin also administered the oath of office to Escalante.

Olsavsky and Regan, who joined the council in November, were administered the oath of office once again so their family members could experience the commemorative moment with them.

After taking their seats on the dais, Gonzalez and Escalante participated in their first roll call vote and helped to elect Corcoran to fill an existing vacancy on the governing body.

Following that vote, Gonzalez was sworn in as council president for 2020.

In his remarks to council members and residents in attendance, Mayor Anthony Talerico welcomed the incoming council members and thanked the outgoing members for their service.