Councilman Bob Bostock
Bob Bostock was elected to the Lawrence Township Council on November 6, 2007. He and his wife, Mary, have two children, Bobby and Priscilla, both of whom are students in Lawrence public schools. The Bostocks have been residents of Lawrence Township since 1995.
Bob has been a freelance writer since 2003, with clients in the corporate, academic, non-profit, governmental, and political worlds. Primarily a speechwriter, Bob is also the co-author of Governor Christine Todd Whitman’s New York Times best-selling book, It’s My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America.
His previous experience includes nearly 15 years in senior positions in the state and federal governments. He served as a speechwriter and as senior deputy director of communications for strategic communications planning to Governor Whitman in Trenton from 1994 to 2001 and as her chief speechwriter during her tenure at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003. In addition, Bob served as a senior policy advisor in the Governor’s Office of Policy and Planning and as Assistant to the Administrator for Homeland Security at the EPA.
Bob spent 5 years in Washington as a senior legislative staffer to Congressman Dean A. Gallo (NJ-11). Bob also served as a special assistant to former President Richard Nixon for the creation of the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, writing most of the exhibits covering the Nixon presidency, along with numerous other duties related to exhibit design, as well as serving as an editorial assistant on two of the former president’s best-selling books, In the Arena and Beyond Peace.
Bob is a graduate of Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, from which he received a B.A. in history, summa cum laude, and a M.A. in international affairs, as the Robert Smith Scholar.