gaborUpper Township Committeewoman Kristine Gabor today informed friends and supporters that she is seeking the Republican nomination for Cape May County Freeholder.  Gabor will submit a letter of intent to the Cape May County Republican Organization for consideration at the Republican Convention on March 9, 2011.

“The people of Cape May County shouted from the voting booth last year that they want an open and honest government.  They want elected officials who will think about cutting costs first and raising taxes last.  As an elected official in Upper Township I have fought hard to uphold that principle and I will do the same as a Cape May County Freeholder,” Gabor said.

Gabor stressed that each Freeholder represents the entire county and not one geographic area.

“I lived in Lower Township for over a decade.  I lived in Middle Township before my husband and I settled in Upper Township where we are raising our children.  I think I bring a unique perspective on the whole county,” Gabor said.

Kristine Gabor is also Vice-Chair of the Cape May County Regular Republican Organization.  Gabor credited her fellow Township Committee members and Republican leaders in Upper Township for coalescing behind her candidacy in recent days.

“I want to thank my friends in Upper Township for getting behind me.  We have a lot of qualified people, but just like we’ve seen over and over again recently, Cape May County Republicans are coming together for the good of the people.  I’m looking forward to our first wide-open convention.  Nothing is guaranteed, but I am confident that our county committee members will find me competent and trustworthy.”

In her capacity as an elected official in Upper Township, Kristine Gabor oversees Sports and Recreation, Animal Control, and is co-director of Personnel along with Mayor Rich Palombo.  Gabor has been a resident of Cape May County for 27 years and lives with her husband and two children in the Petersburg section of Upper Township.   Her mother, now a widow, resides in Lower Township.  Gabor spent 20 years working for a family owned insurance agency in Wildwood, and is currently a marketing executive for an insurance company based in Marmora.

Gabor said, “These are exciting and challenging times in Cape May County and New Jersey.  I want to be a part of the movement to increase efficiency and transparency in government.  We need to continue to reduce wasteful spending that increases taxes.  We need to attract jobs and promote tourism.  I look forward to helping move Cape May County forward.”

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