Mayor Scott Aagre has decided not to seek a sixth term on the Hazlet Township Committee, GOP Municipal Chairman Gene Kiley confirmed to MMM.
First elected in 2003, Aagre will have spent 15 years on the Hazlet governing body when he leaves office at the end of this year.
“Scott is a great public servant and a good friend to the people of Hazlet,” said Freeholder Sue Kiley, who served with Aagre from 2014 until she was sworn into her current office. “His wisdom and contributions will be missed.”
Hazlet is currently governed by five Republicans. Partisan control is at stake this November as three seats on the committee will be on the ballot. In addition to Aagre’s seat, the positions held by Committeeman Michael Glackin and Michael Sachs are also on the ballot in November.
Gene Kiley, the local GOP chairman, said that Glackin has not said if he’s running for reelection and that Sachs is running to complete the term he was appointed to in January when Sue Kiley became a freeholder.
Chairman Kiley said he is excited about the residents he is speaking with who are considering running for Township Committee and that any Hazlet resident who is interested should reach out to him on facebook and/or attend the Hazlet Republican Club meeting on March 13, 7:30 p.m. at The Gramercy at Lakeside Manor.