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UPDATE: Point Borough Councilman Remig Not Running to Focus More on School, Career

DePaola is one of four candidates running in uncontested primaries

Point Borough Republican Council Member Mitch Remig is not running for re-election, but Republican Council Member Antoinette DePaola will seek another term.

The deadline to file to run in the June 5 primary for the two, three-year council seats was 4 p.m. Monday.

William Borowsky, owner of Nature's Reward fresh produce store on Bridge Avenue, near the Stop and Shop shopping plaza, is running as a Republican with DePaola.

Borowsky, who lives on Richmond Avenue South, has been a longtime, strong supporter of the Republican party and has often posted Republican campaign signs outside his business.

The Democrats who filed are James McClure, Fay Court, and Salvatore Martino, Barnegat Boulevard.

With two candidates running in each primary, the primaries are uncontested.

Remig, who will be 23 years old on April 24, said on Monday afternoon that he is simply getting too busy to have the time to serve on council.

He is finishing a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Management from Kaplan University, is about to start studying for a master's degree, most likely in Public Administration, and looking for work as a full-time police officer.

Because he had taken a civil service exam in December 2010 to be a police officer and began applying for potential positions, he is on a hiring waiting list in Point Borough as well as other towns.

"I have a lot of resumes out," he said. The civil service list is valid for all police departments in Ocean County and also for the state Department of Corrections.

He is working as a part-time, special police officer in Manasquan.

"It wouldn't be fair for me to run, I just don't have enough time to put into it," Remig said. "But I'll miss it. I truly enjoy the work."

DePaola said deciding whether to run "wasn't an easy decision. We've started doing some really great things and I want to see that continue. I had to run it by my kids, they're the ones who suffer the most... We have a great group of people who all care about the town and I'd like to see the positive work continue."

DePaola works as a safety risk coordinator in Ocean County's Division of Risk Management. She is a licensed attorney, but does not work as an attorney for the county.

Happy Point Beacher April 02, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Good news, here.
Spooner April 02, 2012 at 08:04 PM
...now I'm sure the pied piper will have something to say regarding Mitchs' appointment as Finance Chair. . .meanwhile the real finger pointing should go to the immature Councilman who renounced the Chairmanship after he couldn't get Fallon reappointed as the town's accountant?
Joseph Bilotti April 03, 2012 at 12:22 PM
He probably discovered politics, especially local, is a bunch of BS! Notice that the.good people never last more than one term. It's the "shrewdees" that are there forever.but they will reap what they sow!
Freetobeyouandme April 03, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Looks like Mr. Leitner's concerns about the the added time required to serve on the finance committee with the recent changes may have more validity than some were willing to acknowledge. Best of luck to Mr. Remig. Thank you for all your efforts.
Lifetime Resident April 03, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Unlike most politicians, Mitch Remig is an a fair and decent guy. I am glad to see him get out of the rat race..He has a deeper love of Point Pleasant than most and truly wants what's best for Point Pleasant and it's residents..But a true sense of civic responsibility and dedication to your community does not mesh well with politics and the political agendas associated with both parties. Good Luck in your future endeavors Mr. Remig.
Spooner April 03, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Joe Bilotti: if your the same guy with that motel. . .why didn't you's see the Barrella/ Dikin money train coming. . .with all their fear mongering last year. . . even after they hired more Specials than in 2009 & 10. . .with Barrella and his neighborhood supporters in District One. . . along with Dikuns "Operation Rice Krispies". . . garnering between $180K -$200K in police O/T last year...including $70K alone for Dikun's pockets. . .while they all pointed fingers at the tourist industry?

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