HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson and township resident Janine Erickson have received the unanimous endorsement of the Township Republican Committee to run as Township Committee candidates in the June Primary and November elections.

Tomson, who also served as mayor in 2014-15 is now in his third term as a township committeeman.  Erickson is a familiar face to Hillsborough residents from her years of volunteering in town and as a small business owner in Hillsborough. She is also a member of the Hillsborough Township Board of Adjustment and served as vice chair of Hillsborough Township Economic Business Development Commission in 2019.

If elected, Erickson will fill the seat of Committee member Gloria McCauley, who decided not to seek reelection this year. 

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“HillsboroughTownship is lucky to have Doug and Janine running for office this year,” said Hillsborough Republican chairman and former Hillsborough mayor and County Freeholder Ken Scherer. “Doug’s seemingly tireless efforts on behalf of township residents and Janine’s municipal and county experience will ensure Hillsborough is in good hands for years to come.”

Tomson was born and raised in Hillsborough and is a graduate of Hillsborough High School, Tomson 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 vice president of Government Affairs for the New Jersey Association of REALTORS®.

Tomson was sworn into his first term on Jan. 3, 2012. Prior to his election, Douglas served on the Planning Board and Capital Planning Committee.

“I’m honored to receive my party’s endorsement to seek reelection,” Tomson said. “Ever since I was very young and growing up in Hillsborough, I always wanted to give back to the town I love and I see no better way than to help guide it for the future.”

Erickson has lived in Hillsborough since 1993.  She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and currently works at the Somerset County Park Commission.  She is married to Jeff Erickson and has three children, Shane, Hailey, and Jessica.  

“Hillsborough has grown into a wonderful and diverse community that has something for everyone,” Erickson said. “We have been fortunate to raise our family here. I am thankful that our Republican town leadership has made Hillsborough one of the best places to live in America by maintaining a low tax rate while providing a multitude of services for our community. This nomination is truly an honor and I welcome the opportunity to be a part of the Hillsborough Township Committee.”