At its March 4 meeting, the Hillsborough Township Republican organization unanimously nominated Mayor Doug Tomson and Committeewoman Gloria McCauley for the Township Committee slots on the June GOP primary ballot. The incumbents are expected to be unopposed.
Tomson is completing his first term on Township Committee. He served as Deputy Mayor in 2013, and has just completed his first 2 months as Mayor. Upon accepting the primary nomination, he remarked that “besides being a husband and father, serving Hillsborough has been the greatest privilege of my life.”
McCauley, finishing her second term on the Committee, looked forward to continuing her work to build a top-of-the-line park and recreation facility at the former Belle Mead GSA Depot site. “Working with the County, we’ve come a long way toward realizing our dream of a multi-use park for all sorts of activities, from jogging and bicycling to baseball and softball under lights. I look forward to getting this accomplished for Hillsborough."
Looking forward to the upcoming campaign, the Mayor added, “I humbly look forward to earning your votes as I did 3 years ago, and running on my strong record of keeping promises and making Hillsborough one of the best places to live in America.” Tomson reminded listeners that Hillsborough is the 19th safest town in New Jersey, is rated as a Top 10 town by NJ Monthly, and was recently ranked as the 16th best town in America by Money Magazine.
The Mayor also stressed the Republican message of fiscal responsibility. “Taxes are near the level they were 6 years ago. We keep the municipal budget under the 2% cap every year without gimmicks. We don’t take the allowable exceptions, such as for pension payments, and we don’t borrow money to pay for routine expenses. So, there are no hidden costs for future taxpayers. We will keep looking for savings wherever we can find them. Keeping Hillsborough affordable is our #1 priority.”
agreed. “Our motto is ‘Promises made, promises kept’, and we have lived
by it. We promised to keep taxes down, and we have. We promised to work
to get the mercury out, and it’s gone. We promised that various neighborhoods
would get sewer systems, and they have them. We promised a railroad Quiet
Zone, and the freight trains no longer blast our residents with their horns. We
promised to get the Route 206 bypass built, and it’s underway. We
promised to work with the County to build a premier recreational facility at
the old Depot, and the clean-up is in progress, with the first ballfields
coming soon. We have delivered for the people of Hillsborough, and we
look forward to doing more of the same over the next 3 years.”