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Union Township Committee (Hunterdon County) {_getChooseLabel(this.selections.length)}

Union operates under a "Township" form of government, consisting of 5 members of a Township Committee, elected at-large for staggered 3-year terms. Elections are held annually. The Township Committee members also act as liaisons to the various departments of the municipal government. The Township Committee elects from its members the Mayor for a 1-year term. The Mayor, in addition to voting as a member of the Township Committee, presides over the meetings of the committee and carries out ceremonial duties.

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  • Bruce R. Hirt
    (Rep)

  • Frank T. Mazza
    (Rep)

  • Paul E. Semegran
    (Dem)

  • Lauren Shepherd
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What do you consider the most important challenges facing our municipality? How do you intend to address these challenges?

What personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this office?

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

The State’s Attorney General has directed all county and municipal police agencies to identify discriminatory policies and practices and work to eliminate them. What can our municipality do to promote accountability and non-biased policing in law enforcement?

What are your short-term and long-term proposals to address the budgetary and economic impacts of COVID-19 in our municipality?

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Communication issues between utilities and government services specifically during hazardous conditions. These conditions affect electric power and water use. Communicating to residents what is discussed at meetings and what other items are pending for future meetings so residents can prepare to give their opinions.
Delegating Responsibilities as well as Making decisions that affect the lives of other people
New business interests in the area and changing zoning where existing businesses have been run.
Police need to use best practices in their patrols and use common sense when interacting with the community. Bias cannot be rooted out of someone’s personality, it is based more upon upbringing and life encounters.
I have been saying for months that residents of our community as well as our whole state will be taxed at much higher rates than what we are used to as well as being taxed on items that we were never taxed on before. As we see now the gas tax is increasing again and business taxes will be increased even more than what was just announced.
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