Livingston Resident Running for Congressional Seat in Democratic Primary

April 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Mark Dunec is looking for your vote this June. A 10-year Livingston resident, Dunec is running in the Democratic primary this summer in hopes of becoming the 11th district’s newest Representative.

Hoping to unseat 20-year incumbent Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen, Dunec said he is passionate about bringing fresh, creative ideas and solutions to the 54 municipalities in the district including communities in Morris, Sussex, Passaic, and Essex Counties, which he said is lacking.

“I’m a problem solver, not a career politician,” Dunec said. “I’m running because I want to get people back to work, pay down our national debt and encourage investment.”

Sign Up for E-News

A “proud Canadian American,” Dunec is a management consultant for FTI Consulting where he leads the agency’s real estate advisory practice. A self-proclaimed “quantitative numbers guy,” with an MBA in Finance, he’d like to serve on the House Budget Committee if elected.

“I consider myself the Democratic Paul Ryan,” he said. “Everyone says how they want to grow the economy, but no one is saying how. But I am. We need to eliminate the C-Corporate Tax, mandate minimum earnings distributions of 35 percent, and grow our economy through spending.”

His opponents in the June 3 primary include: Lee Anne Brogowski and Brian Murphy, but Dunec is confident, saying he has been endorsed by all four Democratic county organizations and five building trade councils in the district. He said he even has Republican volunteers working on his campaign.

“One-third of my staff are Republicans,” he notes. “There’s a lack of leadership in our district right now and Frelinghuysen isn’t tackling major issues or bringing any ideas or solutions to the table. He’s just voting. I solve problems and I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or Republican, I just want to move the country forward by embracing good ideas wherever they come from.”

Dunec is married to Dr. Caryn Borger, an endocrinologist who owns a private practice in Florham Park. His two children, David, 10, and Renee, 8, attend Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy in Livingston. To learn more about Dunec and his campaign, visit his website at

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News


New Eyes for the Needy in Short Hills Receives $100,000 Matching Gift from Anonymous Donor

December 6, 2016

SHORT HILLS, NJ - New Eyes for the Needy, a Short Hills-based non-profit organization, has received a substantial matching gift for donations received in the year-end fund raising appeal. An anonymous donor will match all donations received through January 2017 (up to $100,000).

Founded in 1932, New Eyes has been able to assist more than eight-million children and adults in financial need ...

Randolph's Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”

December 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea,” Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in New Jersey, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph’s Brendan Fletcher always ...

Don't Sacrifice the Environment to Fund the State Treasury

November 23, 2016

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) program is an incredibly important and necessary program rising from the state’s history of incremental spills and discharges, as well as historic industrialization. 

NRD requires polluters to go beyond the mandated cleanup and to pay damages for restoration and compensation for the public loss of use of natural ...

Friends of the Livingston Library Restocks Its Ongoing Book Sale for December

December 1, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Friends of the Livingston Library has fully restocked its Ongoing Book Sale for the month of December. On a monthly basis, Friends takes down all stock and replaces it with entirely new inventory. 

This is the “Friends flip.” Approximately 1200 items of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, and CDs are available at great ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Alex Weiss on Drums

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight 11-year-old Alex Weiss, a fifth grader at Collins Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Alex studies drums at Andy’s under the instruction of Joe Vitello. He says hid favorite band is Fall Out Boy and that his dad is his number one musical influence.

Check him out in the video ...

Q/A With Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on


George: A six lb.

Getting a Handle on Thanksgiving

This year, on our National Day of Thanks, I would like to express my gratitude for having hands.

We typically don’t thank our body parts because they seldom leave us.  Most of us have not experienced unfortunate accidents or suffered the horrible consequences of war; tragic events  which might cause us to lose a limb.  

Most of us take our fingers and hands and elbows ...

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...