Councilwoman Shanel Y. Robinson (Franklin Township)
Somerset County Freeholder Candidate

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts, Labor Studies and Employee Relations Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

CERTIFICATIONS: ITIL, Microsoft Certified Professional, Helpdesk Management, Notary Public

QUALIFICATIONS: Councilwoman Shanel Y. Robinson (Franklin Township) Somerset County Freeholder Candidate

Strong leadership and organizational skills Strong analytical and problem solving skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Councilwoman Robinson has 30 years of proven leadership and management experience and 15 years of civic involvement in Franklin Township. She attended Southern University A&M College where she was inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society), where she obtained her electronics background and used those skills to serve in the United States Air Force Reserves for 8 years as an Avionics Specialist. Councilwoman Robinson is currently an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-certified Information Technologies Manager at Saint Peter’sHealthcare System in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she has been employed for the past 15 years. In this role, her responsibilities are, but not limited to, managing IT Helpdesk and Desktop Support Services, plan goals and objectives for the service desk, and assist the CTO in planning/managing the annual budget for service desk operations. In addition to her duties as an IT Manager, she serves as a Project Manager, sings with the choir, a former member of the Leadership Development Team, Diversity Committee, and Space Planning Committee. As a councilwoman, she sits on the following committees and/or serves as council liaison: Financial Oversight, Hamilton Business Street Advisory, Housing Authority, Fire Prevention, Public Safety, IT Steering Committee, Fire Chiefs Committee, and PRAB (Puerto Rican Action Board).


  • Board Vice Chair, Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB)

  • Commissioner, Franklin Township Housing Authority

  • President, JFK Democratic Club, Franklin Township

  • Chair, Somerset County Democratic Black Caucus

  • Lead - Franklin Township Crisis Response Team (appointed by the Dept. of Justice)

  • Member- Municipal Ethics Board, Franklin Township

  • First Vice President- JFK Democratic Club, Franklin Township

  • Recording Secretary- Municipal Democratic Committee

  • Avionics Specialist (Flight Leader)- United States Air Force Reserves

  • Director, Media & Communications- Community For Change

  • President, Franklin Warrior Parents Club (Franklin High School Football & Basketball)

  • Business Manager- Franklin Track Club

  • HeadCoach-FranklinPopWarnerCheer