AVALON — Three people are running for three open seats in the borough’s May election.

Incumbents David B. Ellenberg and Nancy Hudanich are each running for re-election, and joining them on the ballot is John McCorristin.

The three are running under the banner “Team Avalon 2013.”

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McCorristin is running for the seat currently held by Councilman Joseph Tipping.

In a campaign announcement, the candidates said Tipping will not be seeking re-election because he is recovering from surgery.

Mayor Martin Pagliughi credited Tipping with working tirelessly for the community and thanked him for his service.

Hudanich was first elected to the five-member council in 1989, while Ellenberg joined the governing body in 2005.

Ellenberg, 71, said Tuesday that he was running for another four-year term to help the island’s economy and environment.

“I really do feel we have a lot to do in the business community and I have a very big interest in the environment,” he said.

He said residents are also especially concerned about new FEMA regulations and what it will mean to their properties.

Ellenberg also serves on the Planning and Zoning Board and has owned a home here since 1978.

Hudanich, a former school board member, has served on the borough’s Finance Committee and she currently works as superintendent for the Cape May County Technical School District. She has lived in the borough full time since 1975.

“I love my town and I love being able to serve the people in my town,” Hudanich said of her reasons for seeking another four years on council.

McCorristin has lived here for 45 years, becoming a full-time resident in 1968, and is the owner/operator of McCorristin Construction LLC.

He served as a member of the borough’s school board for 18 years and was president of the board for 12 of those years.

McCorristin, who is running for Borough Council for the first time, said Tuesday that he has long been involved in the community and welcomed the chance to run for a seat on the council.

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