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UPDATE: Point Borough Councilman Remig Not Running to Focus More on School, Career

DePaola is one of four candidates running in uncontested primaries

UPDATE: Point Borough Councilman Remig Not Running to Focus More on School, Career UPDATE: Point Borough Councilman Remig Not Running to Focus More on School, Career UPDATE: Point Borough Councilman Remig Not Running to Focus More on School, Career UPDATE: Point Borough Councilman Remig Not Running to Focus More on School, Career UPDATE: Point Borough Councilman Remig Not Running to Focus More on School, Career

Point Borough Republican Council Member Mitch Remig is not running for re-election, but Republican Council Member Antoinette DePaola will seek another term.

The deadline to file to run in the June 5 primary for the two, three-year council seats was 4 p.m. Monday.

William Borowsky, owner of Nature's Reward fresh produce store on Bridge Avenue, near the Stop and Shop shopping plaza, is running as a Republican with DePaola.

Borowsky, who lives on Richmond Avenue South, has been a longtime, strong supporter of the Republican party and has often posted Republican campaign signs outside his business.

The Democrats who filed are James McClure, Fay Court, and Salvatore Martino, Barnegat Boulevard.

With two candidates running in each primary, the primaries are uncontested.

Remig, who will be 23 years old on April 24, said on Monday afternoon that he is simply getting too busy to have the time to serve on council.

He is finishing a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and Management from Kaplan University, is about to start studying for a master's degree, most likely in Public Administration, and looking for work as a full-time police officer.

Because he had taken a civil service exam in December 2010 to be a police officer and began applying for potential positions, he is on a hiring waiting list in Point Borough as well as other towns.

"I have a lot of resumes out," he said. The civil service list is valid for all police departments in Ocean County and also for the state Department of Corrections.

He is working as a part-time, special police officer in Manasquan.

"It wouldn't be fair for me to run, I just don't have enough time to put into it," Remig said. "But I'll miss it. I truly enjoy the work."

DePaola said deciding whether to run "wasn't an easy decision. We've started doing some really great things and I want to see that continue. I had to run it by my kids, they're the ones who suffer the most... We have a great group of people who all care about the town and I'd like to see the positive work continue."

DePaola works as a safety risk coordinator in Ocean County's Division of Risk Management. She is a licensed attorney, but does not work as an attorney for the county.

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