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U.S. Senate
- Tom Kean, Jr. (R)
- Robert Menendez (D)
U.S. Congress
- Mike Ferguson (R)
- Linda Stender (D)
County Freeholders
- Patricia Quattrocchi (R)
- Glenn Mortimer (R)
- Diane Barabas (R)
- Deborah Scanlon (D)
- Alexander Mirabella (D)
- Chester Holmes (D)
Scotch Plains Council
- Nancy Malool (R)
- Carolyn Sorge (R)
- Rich Duthie (R)
- Neal LeStrange (D)
- Kevin Glover (D)
- Jeff Strauss (D)
Fanwood Council
- Richard Alber (R)
- Andrew MacDonald (R)
- Donna Dolce (D)
- David Valian (D)
Garwood Mayor
- Bruce Paterson
- Dennis McCarthy (D)
Garwood Council
- Dennis Clark (R)
- Jim Matheson (R)
- Kathleen Villaggio (D)
- Keith Sluka (D)
Mountainside Council
- Robert W. Messler (R)
- William R. Lane (R)
Goleader Election Coverage 2006 
Fanwood Council
Richard Alber
Party Affiliation: Republican
Telephone: 908 889-6180
Website: fanwoodgop.com
E-mail: rnsalber@comcast.net

Candidate Information

Professional Background: Mr. Alber achieved the rank of captain in the United States Marine Corps. He served nine years as a financial management officer in the Marine Corps before leaving service, and he was selected for a promotion to major.
He held the positions of deputy finance officer (MCAS El Toro, CA), budget analyst, (Headquarters Marine Corps, the Pentagon) and comptroller (4th Marine Corps recruiting district). He was awarded two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals for superior service, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and 2 Meritorious Unit Citation ribbons. Mr. Alber currently works for Ernst and Young, LLP in Technology and Security Risk Services practice in New York providing attestation and advisory services to Financial Services organizations. He is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and he passed the Certified Information Systems Auditor examination.

Education: Mr. Alber received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and his MBA from Florida Tech. He graduated the Officer's Candidate School, USMC, Leadership School and the Basic School, USMC, Leadership School. He was an honor graduate of the Financial Management Officer's Course, USMC.

Family Life: Mr. Alber has been married to Stephanie for 10 years; they have four children - Noelle, Nicholas, Chase and Hannah.
Volunteer Assistant Soccer Coach Scotch Plains - Fanwood Soccer League

Governmental Experience: The candidate spent nine years serving the country as a U.S. Marine. His budget analyst position required collaboration with Congressional staff and the Department of State.

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Last Updated: Friday, September 29, 2006
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