Robert Holtaway served as Mayor of Bedminster Township for 8 years and was a member of the Bedminster Township Planning Board for 15 years and chairman for 7 years. He also served on the Somerset County Economic Development Incentive Program committee throughout the committee's existence.

In 2013, after leaving elected office, Mr. Holtaway joined the Lamington Conservancy, a group that works to preserve land in the Lamington River Valley. He became Vice President of the Conservancy in 2017 and president in 2018, a position he continues to hold. Mr. Holtaway has also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Friends of the Jacobus Vandeveer House in Bedminster Township, the Bedminster Township Municipal Building Committee, the Bedminster Township Open Space Committee, and the Bedminster Township Open Space Assessment Committee. 

Mr. Holtaway began his public service in 1975 as a member and later vice chairman of the Planning Board for the Borough of North Plainfield. He also served as a member of the North Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustment from 1977 to 1992, including 11 years as its Chairman, and volunteered to serve as North Plainfield Zoning Officer from 1993 to 1995.

Mr. Holtaway founded Frank R. Holtaway & Son, Inc., an electrical engineering firm based in Bedminster, in 1977 and served as the company's president until retiring in 2015. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering (now New Jersey Institute of Technology) with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering and also received a master’s degree in business administration from Seton Hall University. He is a licensed professional engineer and a licensed electrical contractor (retired).


Appointed to Council: December 2009
Term expired: October 2012