RANDOLPH, NJ- Former Randolph Township Mayor Roman Hirniak has formally announced that he is running on the June 5th primary ballot for one of four open seats on the Randolph Township Council.

“Subsequent to the decisions in late 2017 by Councilmen Napoliello and Guadagno to not seek re-election, residents of our community approached me with their concerns that the resultant loss of leadership and experience on the Township Council would need to be addressed,” said Hirniak.  “Encouraged by their confidence in me and commitment to support my campaign for re-election, I was able to quickly secure the requisite number of petition signatures by early December of 2017 and filed those documents with the Township Clerk during the first week of that month.”  Since that time, both Napoliello and Guadagno have joined the group of Randolph Township residents who are guiding the management of Hirniak’s re-election campaign.

“During my time on the Township Council, I was instrumental in laying the groundwork for what has now become two consecutive years of no increase in the municipal portion of the property tax bill for Randolph residents,” said Hirniak.  “Moreover, in August of 2015, my steadfast involvement in ensuring that the Township maintain a fiscally conservative budgetary policy resulted in Moody’s Investors Service upgrading our rating from AA1 to AAA.  As a result, Randolph became one of fewer than 20 municipalities in New Jersey at that point to receive a AAA rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.  I will continue adhering to that convention of strong financial policies and practices, ample reserve levels and low direct debt burden.” 

A graduate of Marquette University and The John Marshall Law School, Hirniak is a practicing attorney specializing in the representation of financial institutions.  He was elected to the Randolph Township Council in November of 2012, after having served two terms on the Planning Board and one term each on both the Recreation Advisory Committee and the Traffic Advisory Committee.  During calendar year 2016 he was the Township’s Mayor, and in 2015 its Deputy Mayor.  He is also Chairman of the Randolph Township Republican County Committee.