A longtime Hillsborough local official will not seek re-election in 2022.
Frank DelCore was first elected to the township committee in 2007, outing Paul Drake, the lone Democrat on the township committee, with 50.2% of the vote. He has served as mayor five times during his fifteen years in local government.
‘It has been one of the honors of my lifetime to represent Hillsborough for the last decade and a half,” said DelCore. “I have loved every minute of my time in office. Although I will miss representing our town, I know it is the right time to allow the next generation of leaders to continue the work my wonderful colleagues and I have started”
Republicans have not yet announced who would replace DelCore on their ticket this year. They have a 5-9 majority on the township committee after easily winning races in 2020 and 2021.
DelCore was re-elected in 2019 by 774 votes.
“Hillsborough Township has been very fortunate to have Frank DelCore represent the residents of Hillsborough for the past 15 years,” said Hillsborough Republican Chairman Ken Scherer, a former mayor and Somerset County Freeholder “Frank has been an exemplary public servant that has always put the best interest of Hillsborough and its residents first.”