Hillsborough, New Jersey Republicans kicked off the 2021 Campaign season in style this past Friday night, with a barbeque at the home of Mrs. Barbara Lipani, here in Hillsborough. Jack Ciattarelli has hosted the Kick-off event in recent years. However, he has been traveling throughout the state "non-stop" this year so residents can see why he should be elected the next Governor of New Jersey.
Close to 100 residents and candidates were in attendance to commemorate the start of the 2021 election campaign. Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Lipani and Steve Cohen, running for re-election and election, respectively, to the Hillsborough Township Committee, were in attendance. Joining them were Mike Pappas, candidate for State Senate, Vinny Panico and Joe Lukac III, Republican candidates for State Assembly (LD16), and Michael Kirsh and Amber Murad, Republican candidates for Somerset County Commissioners.
Along with refreshing drinks, there was delicious barbequed sausage, chicken, burgers and hot dogs, and assorted salads enjoyed by all. The great food was catered by Catered Affair.
The candidates took advantage of the opportunity to meet with residents one-on-one, and each candidate also spoke to the group overall, sharing the key concerns they have been hearing from constituents and their thoughts on addressing them, to keep Hillsborough, Somerset County and the region a great place to live.
On behalf of all members, the Hillsborough Republican Club donated $250 worth of various supplies for the benefit of those Hillsborough residents impacted by Hurricane Ida. Club Vice President Toni Natale and Club member Ed Bertin (pictured above) delivered the supplies to the Hillsborough Township Municipal building. The Hillsborough Republican Club thanks its members for their past, present and future support that makes such impactful use of funds possible.
Hillsborough's Community Assistance Network (C.A.N.) and Township personnel across multiple departments coordinated an unprecedented amount of donations of clothes, cleaning supplies, and other household necessities. (Pictured below). The Club also thanks each and every one of them, and our Mayor Shawn Lipani, for their tireless efforts to support our neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.
In the days immediately following the flood, Lowe's announced they set up a donation location at their Hillsborough location. And, like so many others in our great town, local resident and Republican candidate for Township Committee, Steve Cohen, did not waste time making his own personal donation for the benefit of those impacted. Thanks to Steve and to all Hillsborough residents who donated!