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Suraci, Wagner to Run for a Fourth Time

Republican incumbents announce they are seeking re-election.

members Carl Suraci and Bob Wagner have announced they are running for re-election.

Suraci, serving as mayor this year, and Wagner, who served as mayor in 2005, are each seeking their fourth three-year terms.

The two, who were first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2006 and 2009, were unanimously selected on March 12 by the Hillsborough Township Republican Committee as the organization’s candidates.

No Democrat has filed a nominating petition. Deadline for submitting petitions to run in the June 5 primary is Monday, April 2 at 4 p.m. The general election will be held on Nov. 6.

Republicans hold all five seats on the governing body.

Suraci, who also served as mayor in 2006 and deputy mayor in 2005 and 2006, was also a member of the Planning Board in 2004 and 2006.

A Hillsborough resident for 18 years, Suraci lives on Simonson Lane with his wife, Dianne, and daughters, Erica and Amy. He works in quality assurance and regulatory compliance for Church & Dwight Co in Princeton. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from Rutgers and a master's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson.

“I am very proud of our fiscally responsible record,” Suraci said in a statement. “The municipal government has less full-time employees in the budget than five years ago. The is the lowest since 2006 with 73 line items frozen or reduced. In addition, debt pay-off and pay-as-you-go capital plans have saved thousands of tax dollars in interest payments.”

Wagner, who has lived in Hillsborough for 19 years, resides on Hillsborough Road. He is employed as manager of the Accounts Management Group for Comcast Cable in Monmouth Junction. He has a bachelor of science degree from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W. Va.

“Our philosophy continues to be that our local government should work for the people,” Wagner said in a statement. “Whether it is in preserving numerous acres from housing development or having municipal offices open later for residents or providing top-notch recreational opportunities for our children, we believe we put the residents of Hillsborough first.”

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