HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Shawn Lipani and Ron Skobo, the 2018 Hillsborough Republican candidates for Township Committee, have been endorsed by former Hillsborough Police Captain Fran Mozgai.

“Shawn Lipani and his family have lived, worked and participated in the Hillsborough community for over 50 years. I have no doubt that his participation on the Township Committee would greatly benefit everyone,” said Mozgai.

“Ron Skobo is also a great candidate with longtime ties to Hillsborough. Both Shawn and Ron have my full and unconditional endorsement and support.”

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Mozgai, a longtime Hillsborough law enforcement professional, is retired from the force and is now a security industry consultant.

“Chief Mozgai is a devoted public servant in the Hillsborough community,” said Lipani. “I am very grateful for his endorsement. I know Ron is too. Ron and I look forward to earning the support of the Hillsborough community this November.”

A lifelong resident of the Township, Lipani has been active in the community his entire life. He currently serves as chairman of the Hillsborough Planning Board. He has also been a member of the Hillsborough Economic Development Board, Board of Adjustment, Capital Planning Board, Rotary and Youth Services Commission.  Lipani has been married for 24 years and has a daughter, and runs Central Jersey Nurseries, a family-owned business that has operated in Hillsborough for decades.

A retired law enforcement professional, Skobo has lived in Hillsborough for more than 40 years. His many community efforts include the township’s Recreation Commission, Cultural & Arts Commission and Planning Board. He has also served as Somerset Treatment Services Board President and volunteered for Somerset County Youth Leadership. A member of the Elks Lodge, Mr. Skobo has been married for 47 years and has two children and six grandchildren.