BOONTON – As municipal attorney Tony Bucco, Jr., prepares to launch his District 25 Assembly bid from the Elks Lodge here in Boonton Town in northern Morris County this evening, the campaign allies of his chief rival fired off a release announcing their own candidate’s official start date next month.
Morris County Freeholder Douglas “Doug” Cabana will formally announce his candidacy on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the Zeris Inn in Mountain Lakes, according to Cabana campaign manager George Dredden.
The pre-announcement announcement burnishes Cabana’s experience in the face of a competitor who has not held elected office.
“Cabana has been a member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders since April 1997,” Dredden said. “He was the Freeholder Director in 2000 and 2001. This year, Cabana serves as the Freeholder liaison to the county’s Department of Law and Public Safety.
“Cabana is a former President of the New Jersey Association of Counties. Cabana served as Mayor of Boonton Township for six years, and the local governing body for eleven years. Cabana was also President of the Morris County League of Municipalities in 1998 and 1999. A Boonton Township resident, Cabana is an attorney who also has a degree in Business Management.”
Bucco and Cabana, both of Boonton Township, are pursuing the Assembly seat GOP gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Richard Merkt (R-Mendham) plans to vacate at the end of this term.