ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Eileen F. Cusack and Rita C. Eaton have announced they are running as Democratic candidates for Borough Council.

Petitions for the two were filed Monday, the deadline.

The Democratic municipal chairman, Councilman Roy Dellosso, hailed the candidacies of the "two highly qualified professional women" and praised their commitment to good government.

Cusack, 71 Ocean Blvd., is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified professional in health care quality. She has lived in the borough for 26 years.

Eaton, 84 Bay Ave., is an information technology project manager. She has lived in town for 10 years.

Cusack and Eaton are seeking two, three-year terms on the Council. There names will appear on the ballot in the June 8 Democratic primary election.