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High Bridge is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The governing body consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle. The Borough form of government used by High Bridge, the most common system used in the state, is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The Borough Council decides committee and liaison assignments for council members. Appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.

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    Lynn Hughes
    (Rep)

  • Jane Karp
    (Dem)

  • Stephen Strange
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

What do you consider the most important challenges facing your municipality? What personal and professional experiences have prepared you for addressing these challenges? Lastly, how do you intend to address these challenges?

Do you think municipal government has a role in keeping students safe in our schools? If yes, what do you think municipal governments should provide?

What, if any, new proposals for local ordinances and/or resolutions do you think are needed, and why?

Challenges: Improving our infrastructure while keeping taxes as low as possible. Revitalizing our parks and playgrounds. Continued effort to enhance safe pedestrian and bike travel throughout our borough.

Personal: Most importantly I bring experience, knowledge, and love of our town. I am always available for residents to reach out to with concerns. I serve with calmness, dedication, honesty, integrity, and compassion.

Professional experiences: Serving on the Board of Health, Environmental Commission, and open space committee
Yes,I believe the local police and the school need to work together. Our borough already does this extremely well!
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We are a small community that is growing and attracting new, younger residents and families.We need to support our great schools, maintain our streets and water system and become more pedestrian friendly and environmentally sustainable. I believe in public solutions to these problems but understand that our community needs to prioritize projects to keep in our budget.
Yes, but we already do enough for that I believe. Our town is a low crime community thank goodness.
I would want to see regional mass transit planning made a top priority. Locally this also needs to be put on a front burner.
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