OUR STORY,
THE STORY OF FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP REPUBLICAN CLUB.

FRANKLIN   TOWNSHIP   REPUBLICANS  BELIEVE   IN . . .

We have been supporting and improving our community EVERY DAY since our beginning 87 years ago in 1935. We have accomplished this by staying true to a few beliefs. We BELIEVE IN...

  1. Fiscally-sound, common-sense solutions that will promote economic growth in Franklin.

  2. Transparency in our local government

  3. Open communication & responsiveness of government elected officials.​

  4. Preserving Franklin Township's open space & its beautiful historic places.

  5. Using tax dollars responsibly by thoroughly vetting, prioritizing, and monitoring projects.

  6.  Training and electing Republican candidates with integrity and principles for Franklin Township’s leadership.


Together with our allies and partners, Franklin Township Republican Club engages and mobilizes activists and leaders from all backgrounds and walks of life.


Get in touch to learn more about our mission and join our cause today.

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BOARD MEMBERS

 
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ROBERT "KASH" KASHINSKY

President

Robert, "Kash" as his friends call him, is President of the Franklin Township Republican Club. Folks tell us he has a great and razor sharp sense of humor. It feels like he has always been a positive fixture on the team. Kash constantly strives to help his friends, club and community. His vision and dedication to the Club is astounding. Rob is also a Kiwanis member who LOVES spending time with his Great Dane Pee Wee.

GUY CATAPANO

Vice President

Proud resident of Franklin Township for 46 Years beside his wife Susan of 49 years. Guy also raised two Children, Vincent & Colleen. Now celebrating three grandchildren, Natalie, Jason & MacKenzie. Guy retired as a Principal Product Development Engineer for AT&T LABs after 45 years of award winning service. His non-profit and Volunteer involvement is inspiring. 
To list a few:

  • Chair at Somerset County Mental Health Board 

  • Leader and Facilitator at Youth Leadership Somerset

  • Treasurer, Board Member Emanuel Community Development Corporation

  • Board Member Somerset Treatment Services

  • Finance Chair and Past Council Member Emanuel Lutheran Church

  • Past Board Member at Leadership Somerset

  • Resource Team Leader United Way of Somerset County

  • President, Board Member MIPH, Making it Possible to End Homelessness 

  • United Way of Northern NJ Allocations Committee Member

  • Somerset County Business Partnership BizFest Planning Committee 

We are thankful to have Mr. Catapano' s experience and compassion on this Legendary Team.

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BEVERLY BRIGGS- LAWSON

Treasurer

Beverly is a true testament to the meaning of giving back. Starting off as a volunteer, she grew into a community candidate like no other, dedicating countless hours to many noble causes. Her time and contributions are truly valuable. Beverly is a success at everything she accomplishes. Not through dumb luck but by a piercing commitment to hard work an valor. Lessons learned when she served this country as an honored United States Marine Corps member. we are honored to have Beverly on this All- Star team!

CRYSTAL E. NAGY

Secretary

Crystal's commitment to community began at an early age while serving as past Lieutenant Governor for New Jersey's Key Club. In-between serving her community, Crystal found time to serve as a Peer Leader at Lafayette College while pursuing her Law Degree. She then served with the Hon. Edward J. Ryan, J.S.C. in Middlesex County; after receiving her Juris Doctorate from New England Law in 2000. Crystal now also serves as Franklin/ Somerset's Kiwanis Organization's Vice President. Crystal is employed as a valued Senior Staff Attorney with over 22 YEARS of expertise for an industry leading private insurer. We are truly blessed to enjoy the privilege of having her on Our Team!

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