ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Atlantic Highlands Republican Party has nominated incumbent Council members  Louis Fligor and Jacob Hoffman for two seats on the Atlantic Highlands Borough Council. Each man will be running in the general election for a three year term that will expire on December 31, 2013.

Fligor, 49, of Leonard Avenue will be running for his fourth term having been elected to the Borough Council in November 2001.  In addition to his council responsibilities, Fligor currently serves on the Planning Board, as a liaison to the Environmental Commission and as a member of the Atlantic Highlands- Highlands Regional Sewer Authority.

Hoffman, 70, of Navesink Avenue, will be running for his second term having been elected to the Borough Council in November 2007.  Hoffman currently serves on the
Harbor Commission, the Fourth of July Committee, and is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Fire Department.

Mayor Fred Rast commented “Jake and Lou have been key players in this Administration.  They are tireless workers and have been contributing every day to making Atlantic Highlands a better place to live.  Our town needs to keep them in place to continue the progress that we have made over the past few years.”

According to Rast “ Councilman Fligor has been the watchdog for our town with the New Jersey Natural Gas cleanup.  Lou keeps the gas company honest and it is vitally important to keep Lou in that role.   Jake Hoffman has many years of experience on the Harbor Commission and as we rebuild the harbor from the recent storm, Jake’s expertise Is essential in restoring our harbor.”

Futhermore, Rast believes that “Atlantic Highlands faces some challenges in the coming years.  As we renovate borough hall, it is essential that we have experienced members who are looking out for the taxpayer’s best interest to bring the project in on time and on budget.  I would urge the voters of Atlantic Highlands to join me in voting For Lou and Jake in November.”

The Atlantic Highlands GOP is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” brunch at Julia’s Restaurant in Atlantic Highlands on Sunday April 18, from 11am to 2pm.  Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at the door.