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T.R. Councilman Mo Hill to Run for Congress

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With little fanfare during a sparsely attended council meeting Tuesday, Toms River Councilman Mo Hill announced plans to run for the 3rd District Congressional office being vacated by Rep. Jon Runyan in 2014. The retired Navy Rear Admiral and practicing Dentist said that his knowledge of healthcare gives him insight into the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

In a printed statement Hill said,

“You cannot use a “one size fits all” medical plan. Americans should have the freedom of choice to select healthcare policies that address the specific conditions that they desire coverage for. Obamacare is an example of flawed federal legislation that takes that choice away from the individual.”

Hill is also a big supporter of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, calling it critical to our nation’s security. He said, “I believe that my military background and experience would provide me with a unique opportunity to be a strong advocate for the Joint Base and its importance to our military capabilities to preserve our precious freedoms.”

Hill served in the United States Navy for 35 years before retiring. He’s a life-long Ocean County resident who graduated of Lakewood High School before attending Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Hill has also served on the Toms River Council since 2003 where he is the Council President and was appointed by Governor Chris Christie as a Commissioner on the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA). Hill maintains a General Dentistry practice in Brick Township.

So far, only Burlington County Democratic Freeholder Aimee Belgaard has begun campaigning for the 3rd district seat. Former New Jersey U.S. Senate candidate and Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan said he’s been approached by several of his friends to run for the office.

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