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After St. Baldrick Event, Some Call Freeholder Lanza a Matt Lauer Look-A-Like

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Credits: Curtis Leeds
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Hunterdon Freeholder John Lanza, in a file photo before Sunday's St. Baldrick head-shaving event. Credits: Curtis Leeds / TAPinto Flemington-Raritan file photo
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Hunterdon Freeholder John Lanza at his Main Street law office this afternoon. Credits: Curtis Leeds
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FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Hunterdon County Freeholder board has frequently been called, “New Jersey’s best-looking Freeholder board.”

But that claim was threatened when Freeholder Director John Lanza announced that he’d be shaving his head to benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation.

St. Baldrick's is a volunteer-based charity that says it funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the federal government.

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On Sunday, Sergeantsville Volunteer Fire Company hosted its fifth annual St. Baldrick’s shaving event and, as Lanza announced at last week’s freeholder meeting, this would be the year he’d volunteer to be shaved. The event here is held in honor of Rayanna Marrero, a Sergeantsville resident known as Ray, who succumbed to cancer in 2012 at the age of eight.

Pitching in to “help” Lanza were Freeholder Suzanne Lagay, Deputy Director John King, Freeholder Matthew Holt and County Clerk Mary Melfi. Also on hand for haircuts were Delaware Township Mayor Charlie Herman and state Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, who had his head shaved for the fourth year.

Lanza wasn’t worried about how his appearance might change, and cited a report about a University of Pennsylvania study that revealed bald men “are considered more attractive.”

Social media was abuzz about Lanza’s new look, with Melfi chiming in that he now looks a lot like NBC’s Matt Lauer.

Another compared Lanza to comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

“If only the head shaving made me that funny and rich,” Lanza quipped on Facebook.

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