Two Republicans from Monroe Township announced their candidacies for county-wide office today.
Retired State Police Captain Keith B. Hackett, 53, plans to run for sheriff, while telecommunications specialist Harold V. Kane, 64 is seeking the party nod for county clerk.
Incumbent Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo, who is also the Middlesex County Democratic chairman and a new member of the Sports and Exposition Authority, told PolitickerNJ.com that he is seeking reelection. He has been sheriff since 1980.
“There’s always somebody who wants to run so I have to continue to do my job,” he said.
Hackett’s son, Brian, 21, will be the candidates’ campaign manager. He ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for state assembly in the 14th Legislative District.
“It’s going to be a very viable campaign,” said Hackett.