HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Township Republican organization has nominated Committeeman Doug Tomson and Deputy Mayor Gloria McCauley for the Township Committee slots on the June GOP primary ballot.
Looking forward to the upcoming campaign, the Deputy Mayor spoke about the many achievements the township committee has had over the last few years.
“During my last nine years on the committee, I have worked hard to make sure Hillsborough is one of the best towns in America. We have been recognized by numerous organizations for Hillsborough being one of the safest and best towns in NJ and of course the 16th best town in America by Money Magazine. “
Tomson, who is finishing his second term on the Committee, is looking forward to running for office again and the grand opening of Mountain View Park at the former Belle Mead GSA Depot next month. “Serving on the township committee and being Mayor for two consecutive terms has been one of the greatest privileges of my life and I look forward to having the opportunity to serve the residents of Hillsborough for three more years.”
Mayor Carl Suraci, spoke about McCauley and Tomson’s strong fiscal record over the years.
“Embracing the business-like approach to government, Gloria and Doug have worked hard to keep the municipal budget under the 2 percent cap every year without gimmicks. We don’t take the allowable exceptions, such as for pension payments and healthcare. There are no hidden costs for future taxpayers. I know they will keep looking for savings wherever they can find them. Keeping Hillsborough affordable is our numer one priority.”
McCauley agreed. “Doug and I have campaigned on a motto of ‘Promises made, promises kept’, and we will continue to live by it. We promised to keep taxes down, and we have. We promised to work to get the mercury out, and it’s gone. We promised that various neighborhoods would get sewer systems, and they have them. We promised a railroad Quiet Zone, and the freight trains no longer blast our residents with their horns.
We promised to work with the County to build a premier recreational facility at the old Depot, and we have. And we have promised to make Hillsborough one of the best places to llve, and we have.
"We have delivered for the people of Hillsborough, and we look forward to doing more of the same over the next 3 years.”
Tomson, 36, a lifelong resident of Hillsborough added “Every action I take as an elected official is about the sustainably of Hillsborough for future generations. I want to ensure that my three children and any children in Hillsborough will have the opportunity to grow up and one day raise a family in Hillsborough like I did.”
Deputy Mayor McCauley served as Deputy Mayor in 2010 and 2012 and was unanimously elected to serve as Mayor for 2011. She has served as liaison to the following functional areas as well as many Boards and Commissions: Public Safety and Emergency Services, Economic and Business Development Commission, Hillsborough-Millstone Municipal Alliance, Parks Commission, Recreation Commission, Senior Citizen Housing Council, Sign Review Committee, Sustainable Hillsborough Committee and Finance Committee.
A 30-year Hillsborough resident, she is a Broker/Realtor for RE/MAX Preferred Professionals in Hillsborough. Prior to being elected to the Township Committee in 2008, she served as an elected member to the Township’s Charter Study Commission in 2007. She was also a member of the Somerset County Planning Board in 2007 and was chosen as an outstanding woman in Somerset County in 2008 for Public Service.
Tomson, a graduate of Hillsborough High School, received a BA in Political Science and Global and Multinational Studies from Rider University. He lives with his wife Rachel, and three daughters Sara, Hannah and Hailey. He is the Government Affairs Director for the New Jersey Association of REALTORS® where he is charged with following, analyzing and working with lawmakers to amend legislative and regulatory measures that have an impact on homeownership.
Tomson was sworn into his first term on Jan.3, 2012 and served as Deputy Mayor in 2013 and Mayor in 2014 and 2015. He has previously been the liaison to Agricultural Advisory Committee, Board of Education, Cable Advisory Committee, Board of Health, Local Assistance Board, Library Council, Recreation and Parks Commission, and the Youth Services Commission. Prior to his election, Douglas served on the Planning Board and Capital Planning Committee since 2008.