Tirpok to retire after 25 years

Dorothy Tirpok, the Hunterdon County Clerk since 1981, has announced that he will not run for re-election to a fifth term in 2006. Tirpok’s successor is likely to be picked in the Republican primary; Freeholder Director Nancy Palladino is considered a leading candidate, along with former Freeholder Frank Fuzo, and Bloomsbury Mayor Mark Peck. Fuzo gave up his Freeholder seat in 2005 to run for State Assembly, and Peck, who ran a strong campaign against Fuzo and the winner, Assemblywoman Marcia Karrow, recently joined the law firm headed by former Governor Jim Florio and Warren County Democratic boss Michael Perrucci.

Tirpok to retire after 25 years