“While the politicians in Trenton vote to increase taxes and make New Jersey even more unaffordable, we’ve done the opposite here in Somerset County – and were proud to cut the county property tax rate this year, while still investing in programs and services that matter to residents.”

Mark Caliguire has served as a Somerset County Freeholder since 2011, and as Director of the Board in 2015. In his Freeholder capacity, he has acted as liaison to the Somerset County Business Partnership, Agriculture Board, Opens Space Advisory Committee, Parks Commission and as Budget Committee Chairman. Additionally, during his time on the Board, the County has preserved more than 14,000 acres of open space. Throughout his tenure, Freeholder Caliguire has spearheaded a number of cost-saving initiatives including the negotiated merger of the Somerset and Hunterdon County jail operations and a detailed review with outside special counsel of the operations and financing of a county-wide solar energy project. Mark’s distinguished public service career began in 2003, when he was elected to serve as a Montgomery Township Committeeman. From 2010-2011, Freeholder Caliguire would serve as the Mayor of Montgomery Township.

A graduate of Cornell University and Georgetown University Law School, Mark resides in Montgomery with wife Tricia. Married for 28 years, Mark and Tricia are the parents of three children. In the community, Mark has enjoyed coaching numerous youth sports, including baseball, soccer, basketball and football and is an active member of his church. Professionally, Mark is a partner at the law firm Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Cappelli, LLC.