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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Robbinsville mayor announces bid for reelection

Robbinsville Mayor David Fried has launched his bid for reelection.

Fried, first elected in 2005 and reelected in 2009, said he has a number of projects in the township that he wants to make sure are seen through to completion, including the expansion of Town Center South and the rehabilitation of the Foxmoor shopping center.

He also said the town si starting to reap benefits of decisions made in previous years, such as ending lifetime health benefits for new employees and taking over the township’s fire district.

“It’s a really good statement on some of the tough decisions we made over the years,” he said.

Fried is the first elected official whose term is running out to announce his bid for another term. Council Vice President Vince Calcagno and Councilwoman Sheree McGowan’s terms are running out this year. The petitions are due Sept. 1 and Fried made his announcement in a letter Friday.

Fried is the CEO of Tricore a payroll and human resources firm based in Robbinsville. Before the governmental restructuring in 2005, Fried served as a committeeman in the former Washington Township.

Fried will also be on the ballot months after the township council approved a budget with a four percent overall tax cut. Most of that tax cut was attributed to the $20 million, 20-year PILOT program for the Internet commerce giant Amazon to open up in the township.

“I have to thank Amazon for the tax cut,” he said. “but having it happen when you’re up for reelection doesn’t hurt either.”


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