Robert McGinley


RARITAN, NJ - Raritan resident Robert McGinley has raised his family in Raritan for 38 years – and now after being appointed to the council in June, he is hoping to continue with a full three-year term.

McGinley was appointed to the council after councilwoman Bryanna Danyluk moved out of Raritan and was required to resign.

“I thought it would be a good opportunity to give back to the community where I lived and raised my family for the last 38 years,” McGinley said. “I have always loved the small town atmosphere of Raritan, which is known for being the friendly town of friendly people.”

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Before being on council, McGinley served on the Raritan Recreation Committee.

As a member of the borough council now, he is serving on the sub-committee for housing/property maintenance, the environmental commission and the personnel committee.

Prior to working in the borough, McGinley was focused on criminal justice studies.

McGinley majored in criminal justice at Kings College, in Pennsylvania. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice, and then worked in the Somerset Probation Division for the State of New Jersey.

“I worked as a probation officer and supervisor for 37 years before retiring in 2014,” he said.

That knowledge of criminal justice is parlayed into one of McGinley’s hopes for the future of Raritan.

“(I want to) enforce current laws on the books and explore new litigation that addresses unsafe, overcrowded properties, as well as those properties that are unkempt and diminish the value of properties in town,” he said.

In addition, McGinley is looking to continue supporting the departments in the borough and providing more opportunities for children and families in town.

“I want to maintain trash pick-up and bulk days by the department of public works, continue to support the Raritan Library and its unique programs and explore new activities and programs for the youth of Raritan under the recreation department,” he said.

In addition, McGinley said, he wants to work to continue developing the riverfront.

“I want to develop the riverfront area with recreational activities to enourage commerce and recreation in Raritan, and provide direct access from Raritan to Duke Farms,” he said.

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