Sayreville GOP picks candidates for council

Staff Writer

Sayreville GOP picks
candidates for council
Staff Writer

SAYREVILLE — Borough Republicans announced last week that John Gluchowski and Martin Rooney will be the party’s candidates for Borough Council this year.

Two, three-year terms on the council expire at the end of this year. Those seats are occupied by Democrats Thomas Pollando and Thomas Marcinczyk, who are both seeking re-election. The Democratic Party previously announced it would run Pollando and Daniel Buchanan to run. Marcinczyk will challenge them in the primary.

Republican Party screenings were held on April 7, when Gluchowski and Rooney were the only candidates to screen.

Gluchowski, a resident of Ash Terrace, is a retired safety and environ­mental manager. He and his wife, Carol, have three sons and have lived in the borough for 38 years.

Gluchowski is a member of the American Legion Post 211, the bor­ough’s Community Awareness and Emergency Response Group and the New Jersey State Safety Council. He is a member and former chairman of the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee and treasurer of American Legion Middlesex County Baseball.

From 1979 to 1995, Gluchowski was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sayreville Little League and the athletic association at Our Lady of Vic­tories, where he is a parishioner.

Gluchowski served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963. He is co-chairman of the borough’s Local Emergency Management Council.

According to Gluchowski, he has been active in the community’s emer­gency management affairs for many years and looks forward to the chance to serve the borough as councilman.

"I’m very happy to accept the nomi­nation," Gluchowski said.

Rooney, of Kuberski Drive, has been a Sayreville resident since 1968. He and his wife, Jeanne, have a son and a daughter.

Rooney is founder and president of Themis Inc., a computer software training company. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968.

He is a member of the Sayreville Republican Club and a parishioner at Our Lady of Victories, where he served as a lector and teacher.

Rooney is now serving as Republi­can committeeman in Sayreville’s District 29.