A former Republican assemblywoman from Monmouth County is joining Mercury, one of the state’s top public affairs firms.
Mary Pat Angelini, who served in the legislature from 2008 to 2016, will serve on the firm’s advisory board.
“Mary Pat Angelini has an impressive career serving the people of New Jersey and is an important voice on some of the most difficult issues affecting families,” said Michael Soliman, who runs the firm’s offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Mary Pat brings her distinguished experience in both the public and private sector to Mercury, strengthening our position as a leading bipartisan firm which will greatly benefit our team and our clients.”
Angelini had served as CEO of Preferred Behavioral Health Group, and is a former executive director of Prevention First. As a legislator, she was a strong opponent of the legalization of recreational marijuana.
She was elected in 2007 after two GOP incumbents did not seek re-election; Sean Kean (R-Wall) was elected to the State Senate, and Steven Corodemus (R-Atlantic Highlands) retired after sixteen years in the Assembly.
“Mary Pat’s reputation and experience will be a huge asset to Mercury and will reinforce our ability to provide the highest level of service to our clients,” said Mercury partner Mo Butler.
Angelini, 68, unexpectedly lost her seat in in 2015, losing to Democrat Joann Downey (D-Freehold) by 253 votes.
“Having known Mary Pat for many years, I am confident her experience and service to the people of New Jersey will be a huge asset to Mercury,” said Randy Minnear, a managing director at Mercury. “I look forward to working with Mary Pat as we grow Mercury’s unparalleled service to support our clients’ success.”