HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Committeewoman and former Mayor Gloria McCauley, entering her 12th year of serving on the Hillsborough Township Committee will not seek reelection to the Hillsborough Township committee in 2020.
McCauley served as Deputy Mayor in 2010, 2012 and 2017 She was unanimously selected to serve as Mayor for 2011 and again in 2018.
“It has been my honor and privilege to serve on the township committee for the past twelve years.” McCauley said. “I ran for office because I was passionate about the community I live and work in, and wanted to make Hillsborough even better. I, along with my colleagues, have accomplished significant things over the past twelve years, and I am so very proud of that.
"It is time for me to pursue other interests, but I will always remain passionate about Hillsborough and its future. I’m thrilled that we have kept over a third of Hillsborough out of the hands of developers while preventing thousands upon thousands of new housing units based on New Jersey’s mandated affordable housing requirement,” she added.
Prior to being elected to the Township Committee in 2008, McCauley, a 29-year Hillsborough resident and local businesswoman, 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 outstanding woman in Somerset County in 2008 for Public Service.
“Hillsborough has been lucky to have Committeewoman McCauley serving the residents of this town,” said Hillsborough Republican Chairman and former Hillsborough Mayor and County Freeholder Ken Scherer. “As only the fourth female mayor in Hillsborough’s history, Gloria led with distinction throughout her time on the Committee.”
McCauley, 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.
“I had the honor and distinction of running for office with Gloria in 2011, 2014, and 2017.” said Mayor Doug Tomson. “I know that I am a better public servant because of the guidance and leadership that she provided me over the years. I can’t wait to see what Gloria does next to make Hillsborough a great place to live and work.”