HILLSBOROUGH: McCauley named mayor as township committee reorganizes for new year

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Mayor Gloria McCauley was sworn in by Congressman Chris "Kip" Bateman during the Hillsborough Township reorganization meeting on Tues. Jan. 2. (Courtesy photo)COURTESY PHOTO
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With his family standing to his left, Committeeman Doug Tomson was sworn-in as the next deputy mayor by Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli. (Courtesy photo)COURTESY PHOTO
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Mayor Gloria McCauley was sworn in by Congressman Chris "Kip" Bateman during the Hillsborough Township reorganization meeting on Tues. Jan. 2. (Courtesy photo)COURTESY PHOTO
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With his family standing to his left, Committeeman Doug Tomson was sworn-in as the next deputy mayor by Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli. (Courtesy photo)COURTESY PHOTO

The new year started with more of the same as far as Hillsborough Township’s governing body was concerned, as Republicans Doug Tomson and Gloria McCauley were formally sworn-in as returning members to the township committee following their electoral wins.

During the township committee’s Jan. 2 reorganization meeting, friends, family and other state- and county-elected officials gathered to witness the latest iteration of Hillsborough’s entirely Republican township committee.

Both McCauley and Tomson were re-elected to the Hillsborough Township Committee in November for their fourth and third three-year terms, respectively. Along with their returns to the committee, the governing body unanimously voted in favor of electing McCauley as the next mayor and Tomson as the next deputy mayor.

McCauley was sworn in by State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, afterward thanking her family, friends and colleagues for their continued support and recapping her 2017 highlights and provided an outlook for 2018.

Of particular focus for the coming year are “continued fiscal prudence in managing the township’s finances while monitoring the affordable housing requirements mandated by the state, working with the NJDOT on the Route 206 progress  and looking forward to continuing the trail system around the municipal complex.”

“It is my honor to be given the opportunity to serve as mayor for 2018,” McCauley said. “This township committee will continue to maintain a watchful eye over the fiscal operations of the township.”

The positions are not new for either person, as McCauley served as mayor in 2011, as well as deputy mayor in 2010, 2012 and 2017. Tomson previously held the deputy mayor in 2013 and mayor in 2014 and 2015.

During the meeting, Tomson was sworn in by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7).

“I am looking forward to supporting the mayor this year and I promise to continue serving the public from what they expect from their local government,” Tomson said.

The committee later approved more than 100 appointments to various board and commissions.