Editor's Note: This letter of endorsement was written by Republican Deputy Mayor Douglas Tomson, Republican Committeeman Shawn Lipani and Republican Committeewoman Gloria McCauley.
As colleagues of Mayor Frank DelCore, who have had the privilege of working with him for the betterment of our community for the last several years, it is our pleasure to endorse him for re-election to the Township Committee this year.
We have been pleased to work as a team with the Mayor to firmly establish a business-like approach to local government, emphasizing fiscal responsibility by controlling expenses, looking for and enacting shared services, and creating efficiencies. Under the leadership of Mayor Frank DelCore, the 2019 budget was once again under the 2% state mandated tax levy cap, the 9th consecutive year the budget was under the 2% cap. Mayor DelCore was also able to achieve the second consecutive year of a decrease of the municipal tax rate.
Mayor DelCore has been a “fiscal watchdog” on the township Committee pushing us to maintain a “pay as you go” program for routine capital expenditures in order to limit our long-term debt burden. This focus on spending and carrying low debt levels has helped us to achieve and maintain our AA+ credit rating. Very few municipalities can tout such an excellent credit profile and Mayor DelCore deserves credit for this achievement.
Mayor DelCore has also been at the forefront of the fight against the state’s mandated affordable housing. Mayor DelCore has personally worked tirelessly with the county to purchase over 700 acres of land slated for development which prevented well over 1000 new homes which would have created more havoc in our underfunded schools.
It would be easy for us to fill numerous pages with the achievements Mayor DelCore has provided to Hillsborough but that is not necessary. It is clear that Mayor Frank DelCore is the only candidate this year for Township Committee with a proven record of accomplishment for our community, and with clear qualifications for and experience in public office. He is also the candidate from whom we can expect further positive results and a continuation of the results-oriented, honest leadership to which Hillsborough residents have become accustomed.
We look forward to the opportunity of working with him on behalf of Hillsborough residents for the next 3 years. We respectfully ask Hillsborough residents to re-elect Mayor Frank DelCore on Nov. 5th.